Monday, February 24, 2014

Video Games for Good

When people think about a stereotyped "gamer" they imagine a young man sitting feet away from a glowing screen holding a controller blankly staring into the motion of the monitor.  Mountain Dew and Doritos are at arms reach

But as a parent of four gamers I know this is not the case.  Not all the time anyway.

Many gamers have a heart of gold and really do care about other people and especially other kids their same age.

In Concord NC a young man is on a mission to gather up as many video games as he can to help out kids with cancer


Every Christmas we sit around and talk about what charities we are going to give to over the next year and one of those charities that my children have chosen every year is Child's Play Charity.  This 501C3 has a mission to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play.  Each year they get video games and other toys to hospitals to help children who are there feel like kids as much as possible.

 Celebrity gamer Bachir Boumaaz started Gaming for Good and has raised over 10 million dollars by crowdsourcing the good will of fellow gamers.


So whatever picture you may have in your brain of what a typical gamer looks like remember many of them really do care about their fellow gamer.

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