Child's Play

It's that time of year again and the good folks at are once again putting their Child's Play charitable toy/money drive together. The charity has expanded significantly over the years and now has nearly three dozen children's hospitals in four countries involved in the program. Charitable donors are encouraged to visit the site and click the icon for the hospital nearest their residence and either donate cash or purchase the pre-selected toys from the registries the charity has set up with

Since 2003, gamers have banded together through registered Seattle-based charity, Child's Play. Over a million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children's hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.

We collect no administrative fees or other charges, 100% of all gifts and donations go directly to our partner hospitals, to help make life a little brighter for a sick child.

This year, we have continued expanding across the country and the globe. With over 25 partner hospitals and more arriving every month, you can be sure to find one from the map above that needs your help! You can choose to purchase requested items from their online retailer wish lists, or make a cash donation that helps out Child's Play hospitals everywhere. Any items purchased through Amazon or DStore will be shipped directly to your hospital of choice, please be sure to select their shipping address rather than your own.

When gamers give back, it makes a difference!

Follow the link to the charity website:

The famed cartoonists are also putting on their Child's Play Dinner & Auction on December 13 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. We went to the 2004 Child's Play Dinner and had a great time. Not sure why we missed last year's event, but we already have our tickets for this year's event and are looking forward to attending. I'm especially happy to say that autographed copies of my guidebooks for Gears of War, Okami, and Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus will be among the items included in the silent auction.

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