Child’s Play had a good year. The children’s charity that began as a twinkle in the eyes of Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik raked in an impressive $2,294,317 in 2010, a new annual record. To date the organization dedicated to giving video games, toys and books to hospitalized children has raised $9 million. That’s a pretty big number if you consider that it has only been around for eight years.
Of course Child’s Play would not be as successful as it has been over the years if not for gamers with big hearts, dedication, and the will to beg, plead and do anything else to get money from the community. Groups such as the Humble Indie Bundle, LoadingReadyRun’s Desert Bus for Hope, The Fate of Carmine campaign, Benefit Evil, and many others are the driving force behind Child’s Play.
We would like to congratulate these groups and every person that gave to charity on behalf of Child’s Play in 2010. May the game community beat surpass 2010 levels in 2011. For the kids.