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AbleGamers donations topped $100,000 in 2013

Donations to AbleGamers totaled more than $100,000 in 2013, the first time the charity devoted to providing assistive technology to those in need crossed that threshold.

The charity's organizers pointed to fundraisers, corporate donations from companies like IndieGala and Paradox as well as individual streamers as reasons it achieved the milestone.

"It's been a truly amazing year," said President and Director Mark Barlet. "We have made so much progress over the course of 2013 in the areas of game accessibility. I'm so proud of our organization for all AbleGamers has been able to accomplish this year, but it's all thanks to the generosity of our donors. Without them, the lifeblood of this organization, we wouldn't be able to do any of the miraculous things you read about in the news. We're extremely grateful and hope those who donated last year will remember us again in 2014."

Those interested in donating to AbleGamers can do so from the organization's official website. Donations will go toward the charity's various initiatives, including a grant for gamers with disabilities, which AbleGamers announced last month would be given year-round.

"To say we need financial support from the community now more than ever would be an understatement," COO and Outreach Chair Steve Spohn said.