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Record: Broken! Gamers have now raised $3.7 million in 2012

The gaming community has now donated a staggering $3.7 million in 2012, blowing past the total for 2011 with just under two weeks left in our fundraising season and keeping up the incredible tradition of surpassing the previous year’s fundraising goal. Gifts from Amazon.com wishlists are arriving at our network hospitals every day and their impact is profound. Diane, Child Life Specialist, shared a bit about how Child’s Play helps Victoria General Hospital.

We received your gifts today and are very grateful for the ongoing and generous donations from the supporters of Child’s Play. The donations received from your charity have made a significant difference to what we can provide to our young patients.  In the past year, Child’s Play donations have provided personal DVD players for each in-patient bed as well as for the surgical unit and the Emergency Department. As you can imagine, the DVD players have been very popular and are in constant use. Other items purchased include: toys and books for our out-patient Diabetes Clinic that serves up to 200 children and youth;  an extensive variety of toys and craft activities for our in-patient wards; toys for our out-patient day surgery unit; and small items for the treasure boxes in the pediatric areas. Please share with your donors and let them know how much their support means to us.
We feel incredibly fortunate to receive donations from Child’s Play. They truly have made a huge difference to the comfort and distractions we can provide in our daily work with hospitalized children and youth.
Sincerely,
Diane Edwards
Child Life Specialist
Victoria General Hospital

Thank you all for your incredible support in another record-breaking year. We are honored, humbled, and excited to see what the next two weeks bring. Thank you!