Child's Play nears year's goal of $2 million

Penny Arcade-founded charity raises $351,000 at annual gala as total donations close within $50,000 of total goal.

The Child's Play Gala and Auction has become an annual event to encourage end-of-the-year donations to benefit children's hospitals. This year's affair helped raise almost one-fifth of 2011's total goal.

Proceeds from the Sixth Annual Gala and Auction raised $351,000 for sick children around the country, bringing the charity's donation total to $1.95 million for the year. This figure is just shy of the year's donation goal of $2 million and $250,000 short of last year's total.

Child's Play hopes to raise $2 million for children's hospitals this year.

Among the highest bid items in the auction were a Half-Life Gravity Gun replica, which went for $21,000, and a copy of Nintendo World Championships Grey #60 that sold for $11,500. One winner also secured a guest role to be drawn into a Penny Arcade comic strip. The price? $10,000.

Those wanting to donate this year can still do so by texting "GAMERS" to 50555 for a one-time direct $5 donation. For more on the organization or to donate, visit the official Child's Play website.

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Norrie91
Norrie91

LOL I also thought this would be about Chucky. Wasn't someone making a Chucky game? I'm sure I red that somewhere last year.

wyan_
wyan_

Who would have thought Chucky had gone from murdering people to helping children? Not me.

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Yeah I actually clicked this because I thought chucky was was in this somehow. Good movie and one scary ass doll.

jhcho2
jhcho2

Damn. Thought this was something to do with Chucky

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Does anyone think Chucky when you hear Child's Play and then read it is an organization.

Ringx55
Ringx55

I'm really loving the Charity and it's values. I'm glad to say that I've supported them as well!