During an episode of Inside Xbox it was announced that proceeds of ticket sales from this year’s FanFest would be going towards the Gamers Outreach charity. But if you weren’t able to attend the festivities, you can still help out. At FanFest today, Xbox revealed that they are opening up a donations page where anyone can contribute.
You can go to the fundraiser website here to donate. As of the time of writing this article, nearly $3000 has been raised.
“Gamers Outreach was founded in 2007 and is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals. The organization aims to inspire and heal patients through interactive play. Gamers Outreach’s focus is to support kids and teens throughout the healing process as they undergo treatment in hospitals. They equip nurses and child life specialists with the means to make activities and technology accessible. Their ultimate goal is to create sustainable experiences that produce joy and minimize trauma for patients. Gamers Outreach currently supports nearly 50 children’s hospitals in the US and Canada, benefitting more than 400,000 children per year, with commitments to support over 800,000 children across 200 hospitals.”