Child’s Play Reports a Record-Breaking Year, Raises Over $7 Million in 2013 to Support Hospitals and Other Orgs

on January 3, 2014 6:12 AM

While 2013 has had plenty of its ups and downs like any year, 2013 can at least also be seen as a great year for the Penny Arcade-run charity, Child’s Play, as being a record-setting year for the organization.

The charitable organization that supports children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters released their annual report announcing that the group altogether raised $7.6 million in total donations and funds for 2013, a new record for the ten-year-old organization that sees an increase from their $5 million total in 2012. Even better: the total for 2013 is higher than the first six years of fund-raising since the founding of Child’s Play: definitely an impressive achievement within only one year.

After increases in fund-raising and awareness, Child’s Play began to move into supporting domestic violence shelters in a pilot program, which the organization has also announced that will be expanding on to in 2014 to “encompass facilities across the country and provide them with vital resources to support the kids they see every day.”

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