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Last year was a challenging and exhausting year for many. However, for those doing good work through gaming it was incredibly successful. The charitable gaming communities came together to raise record amounts for the charities they support. Let’s take a look at a selection of video game centric charities and what they did in 2016! The 24 hour marathon for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in the US and Canada has raised nearly $9 million in 2016 with over…

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Every January for the past six years, Awesome Games Done Quick amazes, delights and inspires  its viewers with a cavalcade of gaming marathons. These feats of gaming prowess at the beginning of the year benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since 2011, this gaming-based charity endeavor has raised nearly $4.5 million for the foundation. The week long event begins on January 8th at 7:30am EST. You can watch the event on their Twitch channel as scores of…

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Because “One Day is Not Enough,” join the VETOBER® campaign to raise funds and awareness for the veteran support programs of Operation Supply Drop.  We’ve talked about Operation Supply Drop before here when they were involved with the Spartans for Troops Livestream charitable program.  They’re back at it and setting some lofty Goals for October and our United States Veterans: Supply Drops for over 30,000 service members will be assembled, packaged and shipped in November/December…

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Gamers for Good has announced that they are creating another charity artbook and they need your help! With the participation and fundraising success of their last charity artbook, Gamers for Good is ready to create another charity artbook. This time around with Toby Fox’s blessing, Gamers for Good will be producing an Undertale Charity fan art book (Book Name TBD). Gamers for Good believes that that Undertale challenged the way we play games primarily through…

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What do you get when a highly philanthropic gaming platform rallies around the charitable efforts of the gaming community?  Well, you get the XBOX Gives Back community event! Xbox community manager are sharing their favorite charities during their regular, weekly streams.  You can find stream and event information on the Xbox One Community Calendar app, or through Xbox.com.  Donations are accepted from July 17th – July 23rd. This awesome, week-long event will include daily promo…

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This week BigHeartedGamers we will be attending a couple of days worth of E3 in Los Angeles, California. We’ll start the week at the E3 Microsoft Press Event and make our way from there to various other press events and then to the show floor.  While there have been a few leaks of info about new or revised consoles, there doesn’t seem to have been anything earth shattering leaked so far.  Or maybe we haven’t…

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A relative newcomer to the charity scene, Streams for Dreams hosts events to raise money for charities.  As they see it: At Streams for Dreams we host gaming events with the intention of raising money for charities. We find games entertaining, and we want to share that entertainment with you, but we don’t want anything back for ourselves. Our dream is just to help people with theirs. Simple, right? So we ask that you donate…

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Charity and games people, that’s what we’re talking here. Anyone here of the game Halo? Anyone hear of the United States Military?  Well put those two together with a live stream and you have a match made for raising awareness and funds!  Check out this info: In conjunction with Operation Supply Drop, Podtacular is pleased to announce the inaugural Spartans For Troops Halo Community Livestream event!  Partnering with over twenty groups and personalities, this event…

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We talked about Gamers Outreach in July of last year here at Big Hearted Gamers because they are pretty awesome.  The goal of Gamers Outreach is to provide kids in hospitals with recreation and therapy through the power of video games and they’ve done an amazing job. As of publication, Gamers Outreach is helping 78,840 children per year.  That’s a staggering number!  Think about the city in which you live.  Your home city might be…

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Stack-Up Launches Their Holiday Campaign, #HomeForTheHolidays Pittsburgh, PA – December 16, 2015 – Stack-Up is officially launching their first campaign, #HomeForTheHolidays, this December! Stack-Up believes the holidays are about making and sharing memories with our loved ones, but our troops deployed thousands of miles away are unable to do so. What better way for us to help our troops than by giving them a way they can spend time with family, friends, and loved ones…

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