GameStop Raises More Than $300,000 For Make-A-Wish

GameStop Raises More Than $300,000 For Make-A-Wish

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GameStop's in-store donation program has far exceeded its goal to raise $100,000 in May to benefit Make-A-Wish.

GameStop has been a supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2006, and the gaming retailer launched its first-ever in-store donation program benefiting the charity this May. The program has far exceeded its initial goal of raising $100,000, bringing in over $300,000 to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The charity drive gave customers and opportunity to donate when purchasing in-store or online from GameStop, or from Spring Mobile stores. Spring Mobile is GameStop's technology retail branch. The campaign brings GameStop's total contributions to Make-A-Wish to over $1.7 million since 2006.

"Wish experiences can be game-changers for both wish kids and their families as they battle their illness. A wish-come-true can empower wish kids in a number of ways," says David Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. In addition to fundraising for the charity, GameStop has also been a part of granting wishes by supporting video gaming and shopping spree wishes. "GameStop has become an integral part of helping us grant wishes," says Williams. "Having GameStop as a sponsor is a natural fit, because their corporate giving focus is on improving youth well-being, and our wish kids love GameStop. By bringing strength and joy to wish kids across the country, GameStop is taking its 'Power to the Players' slogan to a whole other level."

Make-A-Wish is a children's charity that grants wishes to change the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Granted wishes include meeting celebrities, living a day in the life of their aspiration, as well as trips, toys, and giving back to their communities. The internet-famous Batkid, five-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott, began as a wish granted by Make-A-Wish. The average cost to grant a wish is $7,500.

Source: Make-A-Wish America

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Donating to Make-A-Wish is short sighted. There are many charities which benefit a far greater number of humans in far more meaningful ways.

The Plunk:
Donating to Make-A-Wish is short sighted. There are many charities which benefit a far greater number of humans in far more meaningful ways.

yes but to my knowledge Make a wish has never had any inconsistencies(not sure if the right word to use) in were their money went. Face it if you've got to donate to something it should be to people you know wont put half in their CEO pocket.

I kinda hate this because it implies GameStop actually invested something in the charity, a more fitting title should be Gamers Raises More Than $300,000 For Make-A-Wish.

inu-kun:
I kinda hate this because it implies GameStop actually invested something in the charity, a more fitting title should be Gamers Raises More Than $300,000 For Make-A-Wish.

I completely agree! It's the customers that are donating not GameStop, I'll give that GameStop gave its customers a way to donate but that's about it.

inu-kun:
I kinda hate this because it implies GameStop actually invested something in the charity, a more fitting title should be Gamers Raises More Than $300,000 For Make-A-Wish.

Yeah, but that would imply actual good comes from video games, which is simply unacceptable.

Still, this is good news and Make-A-Wish is a good cause to donate to.

 

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