Charity Raffle Info

childsplayAll raffle proceeds will go to benefit Child’s Play, specifically Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Mi and Children’s Hospital Michigan here in Detroit.

Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.

Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.

Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.

To read the reason as to why I chose this charity, click here.

If you would like to donate a basket for the raffle, please fill out this form. You do not need to be an attending author/reader to donate a basket for the raffle.

Some Helpful Hints:

  1. Please attach a tag to your basket with your name on it to prevent any confusion as to which ticket bag goes with your basket. The tag may also include a list of the basket contents if everything is not obviously seen.
  2. I would strongly encourage that all baskets be wrapped in cellophane or something similar. While all raffle baskets will be monitored, it is very likely they will be on display in the hallways outside of the panel rooms; and we would hate for something to disappear in a moment of weakness.