Gamers are a fortunate and privileged bunch. We get to experience unparalleled forms of entertainment on a daily basis, and our lives are all the better for it. Well, now there’s a way for you to provide less fortunate kids the chance to share in that joy and excitement that only a great game can provide.
As Kotaku reports, the new non-profit group Pixel Equity lets people donate used games and consoles to underprivileged kids. As the group’s site explains:
In addition to donating games and consoles, the group also accepts cash donations as low as $1.00. This option is particularly compelling, because the group’s site features a list of the most wanted games and consoles, complete with a money tally just below the items. So for instance, you can see that little Gregory, Ashley and Jessica need another $371 before they get their PlayStation 3. It’s a great way to instantly see the impact of your donations. (Plus, who doesn't like money meters?)
And as if you need even more incentive to help out kids, the group will soon start handing out badges at various donation levels that people can then post to their Facebook pages, and subsequently rub in their friends' faces. Because after all, what’s the point of giving to charity if no one knows about it? Seriously though, it’s a great cause, and it’s a video game cause. What more could you ask for?