Child’s Play, the videogame industry’s most giving charity, has officially begun its 2016 holiday fundraising drive.

Established in 2003, Child’s Play has distributed more than $40 million USD in donations from the staggering support of the video game community, bringing the universal joy of “play” to children staying at more than 200 hospitals and domestic violence shelters across the globe.

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As part of this year’s drive, the 2016 Child’s Play Charity Auction will take place Thursday, 8 Dec. at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on a life-sized Iron Battle Axe replica from Destiny and more than 100 other items. Tickets can be purchased for $145 USD a seat or $5000 USD for table of ten sponsorship.

Amazon, Humble Bundle, Wizards of the Coast and the Bungie Foundation are devoting their time and money to assisting the charity as corporate sponsors. Desert Bus for Hope once again held their marathon gaming session, raising $694,810 USD from online viewers for Childs’s Play.

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“The mission of Child’s Play is to create moments of happiness and connection for children and their families in tough circumstances, whether at one of our partner hospitals, or in the domestic violence shelters we support,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Child’s Play. “It’s a mission gamers worldwide have supported year after year and, with their support, we’ll continue to meet that need.”

Those wishing to contribute to Child’s Play can:
  • Host a fundraising event
  • Buy or donate an item on the Child’s Play eBay for Charity page
  • Give directly via PayPal, the account is: donate@childsplaycharity.org
  • Become a corporate sponsor
  • Post a cheque to Child’s Play, 9040 NE 161st Ave, PMB #418, Redmond, WA 98052

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