What I’m walking for

What I’m walking for

I’m itching to get back on the road but having a hard time getting local work! It’s definitely becoming a little harder than I anticipated to get funds rollin’. That’s okay though, because I’m itching to stay here with all my friends just as much. I’m thinking my departure from Williamsburg will inspire a very bittersweet post within me.

That being said, I highly recommend going to the following sites..:

extra-life.org

childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org

gamechangercharity.org

childsplaycharity.org

..and donating to them! I might be looking for ways to get money, but I’m far from the first to need it.

Extra Life hosts 24-hour gaming to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which “raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.”

Game Changer, run by those who have experienced the fight themselves “improves the quality of life for children, their families and caregivers by:

  • Delivering video games and toys
  • Hosting unique gaming events to  patients and the gaming community
  • Offer meaningful services directly to patients and staff in hospitals
  • Awarding financial and college scholarships”

“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 100 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.”

And there you have it! I chose these charities so that I might contribute to using gaming to improve the quality of life of others where I had previously let it be a bad element in mine.

If you would like to contribute to my walk to raise money and awareness for these charities, I am accepting sponsorships! I will be tithing donations that come my way (giving 10% to the charities listed above) and using the rest to maintain my equipment, food/water supplies, and data plans that I use to post all these updates. 

As I stated earlier, these charities need the funds more than I do, but I’m also accepting all the help I can get. The more sponsors I get, the faster I can move because I won’t need to stop for side work nearly as often (like how I’ve been here in Williamsburg for way longer than anticipated). The faster I move, the more people who hear about this cause. The more people who hear about the cause, the more money that can be raised!

For details about sponsorship I can be contacted at letescapemediocrity@gmail.com or through Facebook.com/WalkForHealthyGaming

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