+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Used Gaming Equipment?     submit to reddit submit to twitter submit to tumblr

  1. #1
    Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    172
    BG Level
    3
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Used Gaming Equipment?

    I came across this and it sounds really great. I know we all have old consoles and games (especially since FFXI it is the only one we play anymore!) Check it out, and if you itemize on your taxes, hey it is a tax deduction!!

    Juju

    ****************************

    http://www.get-well-gamers.org/


    The Get-Well Gamers Foundation was founded in 2001 with the goal of bringing video game systems and games to children's hospitals. Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool and provide needed entertainment during long hospital stays.

    The Foundation currently serves dozens of children's hospitals across the U.S. in an ever-expanding donation network that has already brough much-needed entertainment to thousands of children each year. The Foundation services all kinds of hospitals, from small local facilities to larger regional medical centers. Although some of these hospitals are on the cutting edge of medical research, all too often their pediatrics units are lacking for entertainment options. The Foundation seeks to fill these gaps by providing hospitals with free video games, systems, and accessories.

    The Get-Well Gamers Foundation is dedicated to providing for children's hospitals year-round, supplying everything from classic video game systems to brand new next-generation systems to hospitals across the country. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can help, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    FAQ:

    1. What does the Get-Well Gamers Foundation Do?

    The Get-Well Gamers Foundaiton is dedicated to providing hospitalized children with video games. Studies have shown that playing video games is one of the best ways for patients to dull their pain receptors and shortens the length of their hospital stays, so our goal is to make sure children at hospitals across the U.S. have videogames available to them. We provide systems, games, and handhelds to any hospital that needs them.

    2. When did it start?

    The Get-Well Gamers Foundation was founded in the fall of 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It was conceived of when the company's founder and a few of his then-classmates were talking about what a pleasant distraction games were when one was sick, and the idea developed that someone should supply video games to hospitals that don't have any.

    3. Where are you based?

    The Foundation is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, though we have members and Network Hospitals all across the United States.

    4. Who do you work with?

    The Foundation works with dozens of hospitals across the United States, from free clinics to private hospitals, providing free console and PC games and systems to thousands of patients each year. To see which Foundation hospitals are in your area, check our Network Page.

    5. How do you do it?

    The Get-Well Gamers Foundation receives the majority of its inventory through private donations from gamers like you. Without your help, we would not be able to service as many hospitals as we do, nor would we be able to stock them as well. It is the much-used and loved Super Nintendos and the faithful Playstation consoles that keep the gears of the Foundation's donation machine turning.

    6. How can I help?

    The Foundation is always looking for three kinds of donations:

    Information Donation: Many of the hospitals in our network were pointed out to us by gamers who had been or knew someone who had been hospitalized in a facility near them. All we need to begin relations with a hospital is the hospital's name, address, and phone number. Once we have that, we can speak to the people needed to set them up in our donation network.

    Equipment Donation: The Foundation accepts all kinds of video game systems and games, anything from the NES to the Xbox. Working machines are preferred, but broken systems can either be fixed by our volunteer staff or scavenged for spare parts. And partial donations are encouraged as well; we've got systems without games and games without systems. Controllers, wires, everything is welcome, and we'll even help pay for the shipping if you need it.

    Monetary Donation: If you want to donate but don't have any video games, monetary donations go toward shipping costs, replacement parts, and filling in inventory gaps when necessary. Please make checks or money orders payable to The Get-Well Gamers Foundation. Or, if you have a PayPal account, you can donate electronically by clicking the button below.



    7. Where can I reach you?

    By Mail:
    The Get-Well Gamers Foundation
    21612 Hanakai Lane
    Huntington Beach, CA, 92646

    By Phone:
    Office: (714) 963-1950
    Cell: (714) 293-8480

    By E-Mail: mailto:[email protected]

    8. What else can I do?

    The best thing anyone can do for the Foundation is tell people about us. The more people know about our mission to ease the pains of hospitalized children, the more good we'll be able to do. Tell your school paper or company newsletter, mention it on the chat rooms and message boards you frequent, bring it up to your friends. The Get-Well Gamers Foundation lives on the support of people like you.

  2. #2
    Sea Torques
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    585
    BG Level
    5

    Fucking bots XD

  3. #3
    blax n gunz
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    11,161
    BG Level
    9

    fucking bots with 1.1 MEGABYTE animated sigs...

    I was under the impression that children's hospitals (particularly children's hospitals) do not, ever, ever accept USED donations of anything, due to the possibility of bacterial/allergen contamination in what is intended to be a sterile environment for very sick children.

    I could be wrong...

  4. #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Correction
    fucking bots with 1.1 MEGABYTE animated sigs...

    I was under the impression that children's hospitals (particularly children's hospitals) do not, ever, ever accept USED donations of anything, due to the possibility of bacterial/allergen contamination in what is intended to be a sterile environment for very sick children.

    I could be wrong...
    Maybe that's why you donate it to the foundation and not the hospital itself. Because no professional foundation would ever think to inspect used goods and sterilize it if it was going to a hospital.

    I think it's a great idea because I know if I was sick and couldn't get to my computer or console i'd want something to play. I hate TV anyway... unless I get to watch The Price is Right, Fairly Oddparents and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

  5. #5

    Quote Originally Posted by Chumbelina
    The Price is Right
    Fucking truth, that show is godly.

  6. #6
    Yoshi P
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    5,347
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Actually Jujubie is a player on Bahamut if I'm not mistaken.

  7. #7
    Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    172
    BG Level
    3
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Yes, on i'm on bahamut. 75 WHM Taru.

    Just came across an article in my local paper on this foundation. My husband I just moved into a new house and I don't know how many controllers, etc I found when we were packing. Figured this would be better than sitting in a box in my basement. Just wanted to share as i'm sure there are others that might be willing donate to a good cause.

    I know these boards get a lot more traffic, that is why I posted here even though I knew I would probably get some negative posts. ^^


  8. #8

    Quote Originally Posted by Jujubie
    Yes, on i'm on bahamut. 75 WHM Taru.

    Just came across an article in my local paper on this foundation. My husband I just moved into a new house and I don't know how many controllers, etc I found when we were packing. Figured this would be better than sitting in a box in my basement. Just wanted to share as i'm sure there are others that might be willing donate to a good cause.

    I know these boards get a lot more traffic, that is why I posted here even though I knew I would probably get some negative posts. ^^

    Or maybe you're just a very advanced bot that's programmed to make us believe otherwise... My god, imagine what they can do next with that kind of power?!

  9. #9
    Yoshi P
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    5,347
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    If I wasn't so attached to every little piece of my video game arsenal, I would no doubt participate in this well-meaning endeavor, but... I am. So:

    You can't have my stuff!



    P.S. Good deeds don't go unpunished.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
  • Insert NSFW Tag
  • Insert Spoiler Tag

Similar Threads

  1. 20% Off Used Games/Accessories Coupon
    By Hitoshura in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 2008-07-23, 18:33
  2. Kids Use Sledgehammer to Steal Video Game
    By Tekki in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 2007-07-26, 08:13