Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Readership and charity

azurelunatic says:

"Speaking of charities, I hear it's a fairly common practice to encourage a large readerbase or fanbase to contribute towards a worthy cause.

Take Penny Arcade. They run a charity drive called Child's Play, which is aimed at gamers. There is an wishlist and a Paypal account, and gamers buy books, toys and gaming equipment that is then donated to childrens' hospitals. The 2003 donations raised over $27,000 and a lot of toys.

Evidently one of the hardest things to fight with a debilitating illness is the depression and boredom. A few gaming consoles can go a long way..."

EDIT: buzz says: "The best estimate was over $100,000 in toys, just to be clear."

If one has a large readership, one can use it for good. Which was one of my speaking points at the "Life on LiveJournal" panel at Arisia, actually.
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