Child’s Play Raised $3.5 Million in 2011
According to a post on Joystiq from yesterday, Child’s Play, the Penny Arcade-founded charity foundation that helps bring joy to kids in hospitals, raised $3,512,345 in 2011, an increase over their figure of $2.2 million in 2010. How awesome is that? All this, especially in a year with a doo-doo economy.
According to the post, the not-for-profit group is looking to hit the $3.5 million mark once again in 2012, but, as the Joystiq post points out, they may exceed that goal if trends continue.
In a statement on their website, Jamie Dillon from Child’s Play offers gratitude to everyone who helped the group reach their goal this year:
“Thank you. Thank you to the community fundraisers who invest their time and energy. To the marathoners who forgo sleep and often pride for a laugh and a donation. To supporters of us through the Humble Bundle, who chose to contribute both Child’s Play and the industry as a whole. Thank you to those who have shared our cause with friends and family, whether it be through social media, word of mouth, blog, podcast, or stream. Thank you to our corporate sponsors whose contributions show how much our industry cares. To the attendees and supporters of our Golf Tournament and our Dinner Auction. To those who sent items through Amazon, donations through Paypal, checks in the mail: thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Well done, everyone! I’m gonna try to get in on some of the marathon gaming sessions this year…it’s part of my New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s all of us game for goodness—instead of just the usually shunning of exercise and sunshine.