Posted on February 9th, 2021
As of this blog post, Gamers for Giving 2021 is just under six weeks away!
This year’s event will once again be a virtual marathon. Over the course of March 20th & 21st, we’ll be raising money to help provide entertainment to hospitalized families. Our goal? A cool $500,000. No pressure!
Over the last five years, our team has made tremendous progress ensuring gaming content is accessible to hospitalized families. In 2015, Gamers Outreach programs existed in ~7% of pediatric hospitals in the United States. Today, we maintain a presence in 90% of hospitals solely focused on pediatrics.
That said, we’ve got a long way to go before each facility is fully saturated. We want to build a world where all kids have access to play without needing to wait their turn. That means providing the right type of devices, as well as the right quantity.
Additionally, we’re actively maintaining our existing presence. It takes resources to ensure hospital staff have the latest equipment and can request support if questions arise.
This year’s Gamers for Giving is another step towards realizing our dream: giving all hospitalized kids access to play. Funds raised will help us build a new batch of GO Karts. We’ll also be using resources to maintain our existing impact.
We need all the assistance we can rally to achieve this year’s fundraising goal. Here’s how you can help:
Gamers Outreach wouldn’t exist without ongoing support from the gaming community. The last year has been a challenge for all of us, but we’re committed to making a difference during this pandemic and beyond. Games are helping kids face isolation, and they’re a resource for hospital staff who are stretched thin.
We hope you’ll join us in helping others level up during Gamers for Giving! See you on March 20th & 21st online!