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Child's Play Charity Passes $10M In Total Donations

The gaming-focused Child's Play charity has earned more than $1.5 million in donations so far in 2011, pushing the organization's total contributions past the $10 million mark.
The gaming-focused Child's Play charity has earned more than $1.5 million in donations so far in 2011, pushing the organization's total contributions past the $10 million mark. The organization, founded in 2003 by Penny Arcade, has regularly donated video games, consoles, and other children's toys to hospitals around the world, and this new figure is a testament to its sustained success over the past nine years. Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo said in a recent blog post that the organization hopes to reach $2 million by the end of the year, adding that a number of charity events held in December should put that goal "well within reach." Last year, Child's Play hit a similar goal, and earned a total of $2,294,317, with major contributors including the Humble Indie Bundle, LoadingReadyRun’s "Desert Bus for Hope" marathon, and more. Earlier this month, a dozen independent developers pledged to donate a portion of their game sales to Child's Play as a part of the "12 Indie Apps For Christmas" campaign. The well-established Humble Indie Bundle follows a similar style, allowing customers to dedicate part of their indie game purchase to Child's Play. Child's Play presently serves more than 70 hospitals across the U.K, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt.

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