Organizers of the game-related charity Child's Play announced that more than $5 million has been raised in 2012, making it the biggest year for the charity to-date. In 2011 Child's Play managed to raise $3.5 million. A representative for the charity thanked event organizers, volunteers, and participants in various charity drives for their hard work and dedication to achieve this new milestone. Of those good souls who helped push donations to the charity, Child's Play singled out the Humble Bundle team, the Mario Marathon, Zeldathon, Assassins4Kids, and more for all their help in 2012.
"We are overwhelmed, honored, grateful, and incredibly proud to be a part of such an amazing community of generous gamers," reads a line from the statement. "Thank you for a record-breaking 2012!"
Founded by Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, Child's Play tries to make the lives of sick children easier by giving them toys and games to occupy their time while they face life-changing treatments and surgeries.
Congratulations to Child's Play and to all the people and organizations that helped this charity have the most successful year yet. We salute you.