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About Gaming For Good
Run by independent volunteers, this online platform raises money for charity organizations such as Save the Children. Donations are rewarded with points, which can then be used to redeem games that have been donated by game developers and publishers. The funds are used for emergency response and to train local health workers who provide children with much needed healthcare in order to lower child mortality rates.
Created by professional gamer Athene and a team of developers, in 2016 GamingForGood.net relaunched with completely new and innovative functionality that allows gamers who livestream on the internet to have their viewers support them through donations while simultaneously donating to charity as well. This ambitious project was realized in cooperation with G2A, one of the most popular digital marketplaces for games. G2A has not only been one of GamingForGood.net's biggest donors but are now supporting the platform with their G2A Pay payment processing service so that more payment methods are available for donors along with lower fees, allowing more funds to be raised for charity. All proceeds go directly to Save the Children.
Past GamingForGood.net projects benefiting Save the Children
Over the past years, GamingForGood.net has raised more than $3 million from individual donors. When including institutional matches from corporations and foundations, GamingForGood.net funded more than $20 million for Save the Children's maternal, newborn, child survival, and emergency programs. A few of the many powerful projects in support of Save the Children include:
About Save the Children
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Current Project: Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival Programs
This large-scale health system strengthening project, entitled MaMoni HSS, aids 6 underserved districts of Bangladesh in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW) and provides essential maternal and newborn health services to a population of approximately 9.1 million people. A portion of the MaMoni’s program includes provision of accessible services for child birth closer to home and the project is in the process of upgrading union level facilities to provide quality care for safe deliveries on a 24/7 basis, providing women with an accessible option for skilled attendance when they give birth. Bangladesh suffers from a weak health infrastructure and centralized planning and distribution, and there is often a critical shortage of essential medical supplies for mothers and newborns in pockets of these 6 underserved districts. The MaMoni project can use funds raised from private sources to fund the procurement of essential medical supplies, equipment and medicines which can be put to work immediately to provide lifesaving services to mothers and newborns in remote and vulnerable communities in Bangladesh.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Growing up Great project is implemented by Save the Children in two urban slums, each with 1 million inhabitants, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Growing up Great is an adaptation of a successful project in northern Uganda, which demonstrated a decrease in gender-based violence, increase in use of health services and more gender equal attitudes and behaviors. Growing up Great targets the places where adolescents ages 10-14 go for guidance – parents, schools and community clubs - with a set of gender equality-focused health education games and activities specific to the developmental needs of young adolescents living in these urban slums. Growing up Great will target three principal audiences:
US Government Grant Requirements
US government grants help support our work for the world's neediest girls and boys. Under the terms of some of these grants, the government will provide a percentage of the cost of the programs and we must raise the remainder from supporters like the Gaming For Good community. Their dollars will be combined with funds from the government to multiply the impact for children in need.
The GamingForGood.net team does not get paid for fundraising and thus are voluntary, independent, personal fundraisers. They have chosen Save the Children to be the charitable beneficiary of this charity gaming platform.