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Date posted: Oct 18 2004
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If you're a regular reader of Penny Arcade you may remember the wildly successful Child's Play charity drive last year. Well this year Gabe and Tycho are upping the ante so to speak and setting up Amazon wish lists for no less then 5 hospitals throughout America. If you've never heard of Penny Arcade (what the hell?) but you're interested, then this might explain a few things:

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Here's the deal.

Last year we set up a charity called Child's Play. We set it up because we were angry the media decided to blame all the world's problems on games and gamers. Basically they said that gamers were bad people, and we thought that wasn't right. Apparently, you guys agreed: through Child's Play you sent more than $250,000 in toys, games, and cash to the sick kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

That was awesome. You guys have proven over and over again that you are an overwhelming force, and you really came through and made a real difference to the 190,000 kids that Seattle Children's Hospital cares for each year. So we’re doing it again this year, only this time we've expanded Child's Play to five hospitals across the U.S. so you can send toys to a hospital a little closer to home.

Child's Play works the same as last year. With the help of hospital staff we've set up Amazon Wish Lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital’s list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital. Some of these kids are in pretty bad shape--imagine being stuck alone in a hospital over the holidays--so getting something from a fellow gamer would really raise their spirits. Some of the stuff the hospital will give away for kids to keep, while other gifts (like consoles) will be kept by the hospital for patients to use throughout the year.


The wish lists contain everything from batteries to Game Cubes, so even if you can only afford to give a few dollars (or pounds), please do.

The link on the top right is going to stay there until the drive ends (just before Christmas) so you have plenty of time to donate.

Let's show the mass media just how generous and kind gamers can be, it's Child's Play.

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