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Helping children worldwide: Donate your child's old video games

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Every used video game needs a new home once it is no longer wanted. One hundred million used video games are traded annually in the United States alone, according to an industry report from Wedbush Morgan, representing one-third of all games sold nationwide. And this holiday season -- while preparing for shopping, sharing and gift giving -- there is a whole new reason for families to clear out their game closets.

Mom and son playing video gameDonating old video games

Have you ever wondered what to do with the old video games your child has outgrown? We have the perfect answer to help you de-clutter your media room; A new charity called Donate Games is accepting new and used video games donations and then resells them online. All profits goes directly to helping kids around the world who are fighting rare and neglected diseases.

Looking for something that is more up to par with your child new interest and development level? Why not browse the charity's online store, and purchase a new game for your children or yourself. This will not only help sick children but is great for the environment!

3 Reasons to give it a try

  • Helps sick children around the globe fight rare "orphan diseases".
  • Helps maintain an eco-conscious household by encouraging the recycling of old toys that can still be enjoy by other children.
  • Helps you save money in the process by purchasing a new game at a discounted price to replace to "old" one!

'Our user-friendly model takes charitable giving to a whole new level of fun and interactivity, presenting families with a unique way to extend their holiday generosity,' said Jim Carol, CEO and founder of Donate Games, who founded the charity after his own son and video game enthusiast, Taylor Carol, survived an orphan disease.

Supporting rare diseases

Donate Games is already committed to supporting neglected diseases including chordoma, a brain cancer; Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects primarily young girls and women; and progeria, an extremely rare genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging.

To play a part in the mission or to find out where to send your old video games please visit Donate Games.

For more ways to give this holiday season:

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