Video gamers at uWindsor chip in to help sick children

November 29, 2007

5 years ago, an online video game website started a dual-purpose charity to raise money and toys for kids in hospitals over the holidays, and also to shine a light on the generosity of video gamers, who are often portrayed negatively in the media.  Now in its fifth year, Child's Play is supported by several campus video-game clubs and societies, including the University of Windsor.  The global campaign raised $1 million in 2006, and donated gifts to almost 50 hospitals around the world, including the BC Children's Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the Montreal Children's Hospital, and the IWK Children's Health Centre in Nova Scotia.