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Child's Play Charity Continues to Provide

December 7, 2005, 2:06 pm EST
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And there's still time to give online or at an auction!

Toys and Games Arrive at Children's Hospitals

Courtesy of Gamers around the World

Child's Play 3rd Annual Toy Drive is in Full Swing, But There's Still Time

to Give-

and Maybe Come Home From their Benefit Dinner with an Xbox 360 Console


Seattle, WA - December 7, 2005 - In the first few weeks of its third annual

online toy and game drive, Seattle-based Child's Play Charity

(www.childsplaycharity.org) has raised $200,000 in cash and a vast array of

games and toys for the Seattle Children's Hospital and similar hospitals in

the U.S. and Canada. Through Child's Play individuals in the videogame

community have already purchased more than 90 brand new Nintendo GameCubes,

95 PlayStation 2 consoles, 79 Nintendo DS game systems, 153 Game Boy Advance

SP game systems, 30 Xbox bundles, 26 LeapPads, 30 MP3 players and 49 DVD

players plus hundreds of board games, building sets, books, videos, toys,

game software and accessories and more. There is still time to go online and

purchase a gift for any of the twenty hospitals partnered with Child's Play.

"Thank you for all the toys! Child's Play Charity is like a dream come

true!" remarked Meghan D. Kelly, Director of the Child Life Program at The

Children's Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York.

In addition to the online toy drive Child's Play is hosting a Fundraiser

Dinner Auction on December 13, 2005 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue,

Washington. The semi-formal evening features a silent auction, dinner and

live auction. Auction highlights include several Xbox 360 console and

software bundles, iPod nanos customized with the Blizzard logo, Limited

Edition Cels, tours of local developers Bungie and Wizards of the Coast,

World of Warcraft collectibles, a year's supply of the guarana caffeine

drink Bawls, an all expense-paid trip for two to the offices of CCP Games

(maker of Ever Online) in Iceland, and an appearance in a Penny Arcade comic

strip. Tickets ($100) remain on sale through December 8th.

Seattle Children's Hospital is the original beneficiary of Child's Play,

which has now grown to over 20 children's hospitals. Child's Play works in

conjunction with Amazon.com to create wish lists for participating

hospitals. Individual donors can choose to give new items ranging from

toddler toys to music CDs, videogames, game consoles and accessories. Gifts

are delivered directly to hospitals in need and are tax deductible as

denoted by law. Child's Play does not keep any administrative fees; all

proceeds go directly to participating hospitals. For information on how to

become a corporate or individual donor or how hospitals can become involved

go to www.childsplaycharity.org.