Monday, October 05, 2015

Give Back This Holiday With Extra Life Day

Extra Life Day is coming up fast, November 7th to be exact. This year I'm on a team to help raise funds for Seattle's Childrens in Washington state. Dynamic Action Squad will be gaming for 24 hours starting November 7th and through the 8th, and we need your help!

Why do I support Extra Life? A lot of you may be surprised to find out that a lot of charities don't donate 100% of their proceeds. You have to account for paying staff members that are running the events and the company, marketing, paying legal and licensing fees, etc. A quick glance at some of these charities, such as Susan G. Komen, show where the money goes. And it's not always split to the end user in such an easy to digest manner. Some charities give less then 2% on donations to the cause they are raising funds for. 

Extra Life works in conjunction with Children's Miracle Network, one of the few charities that you'll see on Top 10, Top 20 lists as they give nearly 100% of their donations direct to their cause. And Extra Life's efforts are not included. Children's Miracle is a non-profit that funds research for childhood illnesses and provides community awareness to help keep kids healthy. With Extra Life, they don't keep a single penny. Every dollar donated goes right to Children's Miracle. Everyone who works on the website, manages the servers, maintains the privacy of users, all of that is done out of the goodness of their hearts. They don't make any money. 

That's why I support Extra Life.

And it's a different way to donate. Play games for 24 hours and help drive interest in the gaming community. What's not to like about that?

So yes, this post is pandering and trying to get you to donate. But it's also to get you to join our team! If you are looking for a team to play with this year, join us! Or send in a $1 or $5 to help raise money for Children's Miracle Network. You'll be supporting a cause that's worth it.

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