Just a head's up to remind everyone that this year's Child's Play annual toy drive for children's hospitals is still going strong. There are over 60 partner hospitals in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt to choose from.
Things are going very well this year. The community has really come through with awesome events like Funde Razor, the Desert Bus, and too many individual efforts to list here. As of Friday the total stands at over a million dollars.
There's a lot more left on those hospital's lists, though, and a couple more weeks left in the drive to round things out. Want to chip in? There are still plenty of ways for you to help.
- Head on over to http://www.childsplaycharity.org, look for a hospital in the town nearest you (or anywhere else, for that matter), and give to that specific hospital via their Amazon wish lists. Or you can give to the general fund via the Paypal link below the map.
- Head out to Ebay and see the selection of auctions donating some or all of the proceeds to Child's Play.
- If you haven't gotten it yet, the Harmonix PAX Pack of Rock Band songs (including songs by Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot and The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets) is available to the end of December and all proceeds go to Child's Play, so be sure to download and rock out!
- The showcase events like the Child's Play Charity Dinner, Funde Razor, and Cthulupalooza are all over, but there are still some events left on the schedule. Check and see if one of them is in your neck of the woods and have some fun for charity.
Let's see if we can't make this a happier year for hospitalized children all over the world. They accept donations at the main site year round, but the main toy drive runs until December 31, 2008.