Child's Play, a charity that raises money to buy toys and games for children in more than 90 hospitals and domestic violence shelters worldwide, raised over $20 million in its ten year history and $2.5 million in 2013, the organization announced on its website.
"Ten years ago today, gamers worldwide were called upon to brighten the holidays for sick kids at Seattle Children's Hospital," the post states. "The response then was phenomenal, and since that point gamers worldwide have shown their generosity year after year."
To raise money for the charity, gamers can host their own gaming events, game marathons and other fundraising drives. Donations for the charity are received in two ways, either through cash donations or via gift wishlists consisting of video games, toys and books for donors to purchase.
Hosted by Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub, the 10th Anniversary Dinner Auction is set to take place at The Meydenbauer Center, Seattle on Dec. 5 and will feature a performance by the Doubleclicks. Tickets for the event are still available to purchase from the Penny Arcade store. In 2012, the charity raised more than $5 million, breaking its own money raising record.