Since 2003 Child’s Play has partnered with children’s hospitals all across the globe. Partner hospitals receive an annual gift designated to support their Child Life department through games and technology. Where available partner hospitals also have Amazon Wishlists tailored to their specific needs. Child's Play also supports our partner hospitals by providing resources like our Therapeutic Video Game Guide and acting as a hub of knowledge where gaming and technology are concerned in the children's hospital setting.
Domestic Violence Shelters
Since 2015 Child’s Play has been outfitting DV Shelters with game systems. Shelters receive a GAEMS case with an Xbox loaded with games carefully selected to be appropriate for the environment. The game system helps shelters create an inviting environment for young survivors and can be used as a part of therapy allowing for co-op play that helps break down barriers that kids/teens may have when asked to talk about abuse.
Child’s Play has two grant programs. In the first quarter of the year we award Capacity Building Grants, these grants may fund technical specialists who focus on bringing the latest developments in gaming to the hospitals or help a hospital create a new program that will utilize technology to improve the lives of the kids they care for. Quarter two Child’s Play awards Equipment Grants, these grants help hospitals update the games and technology they have.