About Child's Play

About Child's Play

Here’s The Deal

Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 100 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.

Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.

Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.

Apply to be a Network Hospital

Our hospital network program provides an Amazon.com wishlist (to which facilities can make requests) and an annual gift of games, consoles, and other age-appropriate entertainment gifts for kids. These gifts provide vital distraction, engagement, socialization, and positive play opportunities for hospitalized children around the world.

If you are interested in applying to our hospital network, please download and fill out this form: Hospital Application. We are currently only accepting non-profit facilities. E-mail any questions or completed applications to foundation@childsplaycharity.org.

Apply to be a Network Domestic Violence Support Facility

Our program for Domestic Violence Support Facilities includes a Child’s Play Game Center to provide opportunities for positive engagement, distraction, and play for children in shelters and advocacy centers.

If you are interested in applying to our domestic violence facility network, please fill out and send in this application: DVF Program Application. Please note: We send out 4 game cases per month, so it may be a bit before you hear back. If you have any questions, please email shelter@childsplaycharity.org.

Contact Information

Press Information

Raising awareness of Child’s Play through local, student, or online media outlets is one way to help Child’s Play grow. Please download our media kit, and if you have questions regarding appropriate use of our logo, contact us at info@childsplaycharity.org.