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Yehuda Berlinger
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I was asked to repost this as its own thread:

While we're on the subject of giving games to those who don't really need any more (Secret Santa, and all ... I just love being a scrooge) ...

Maybe some kind people would consider donating games and toys to those who really need them, such as:

Toys for Tots: http://www.toysfortots.org/

Child's Play Charity: http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

Or any of a thousand children's or regular hospitals, shelters, or the poor kids down the block.

Bah Humbug.

Yehuda
 
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Robin
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Thanks for posting the link. I normally only know of businesses that Toys for Tots drop boxes. I did not know how to donate directly to them.
 
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Larry Welborn
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Good idea. In upstate South Carolina we have a "country Santa" that provides Christmas gifts to needy children. I plan on donating some games.

Here is a link:

http://www.countrysanta.org/

P.S. I also like the Secret Santa idea here on BGG and am going to participate. I don't see the two as mutually exclusive.
 
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Jeff Bakalchuck
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Shade_Jon wrote:

Or any of a thousand children's or regular hospitals, shelters, or the poor kids down the block.

Bah Humbug.

Yehuda


If you live need a Shriner's Children's Hospital(there are 22 of them in North America) and wish to donate games to a children's hospital, I highly recommend them.

http://www.shriners.com/Hospitals/_Hospitals_for_Children/

Twice I was involved in fundraisers to buy games for Shriner's hospitals. They actually use the games as part of the healing process. Each Shriner's as a "Recreational therapy" dept. They actively encourage game play as part of a child's recovery.
We sent them over 100 Rio Grande Games (things like Transamerica, Mamma Mia, Barnyard Critters, Carcassonne) and I was told by several of the Recreational Therapy dept heads that the games were wonderful.

Also, for those of you that don't know much about Shriners, all of their Hospitals are free of charge for the patient. They do wonderful work.

Also, if you live near a shriner's hospital, they love to have volunteers to come in and play the games with the kids.

They are a wonderful organization and I can tell you from personal experience that the games you donate will get played.

If anyone has questions about how to work with them or what games would be best, do not hesitate to send me a message. I'd be happy to assist.

I'm hoping to work on another Fundraiser in 2007 for them.
 
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Denise Lavely
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Thanks Yehuda! This is a great idea, and I'm going to have my daughter pick out the game and come with me to drop it off. Thanks again for reminding us about these great charities!
 
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