GameStop and Sony Computer Entertainment just announced with a joint press release that the two companies are teaming up to support Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The retailer and the console manufacturer will provide PS4 bundles to the 180 U.S. Ronald McDonald Houses in North America “in the hopes of bringing some additional joy to families in need.”
The bundles will include a PS4, an extra DualShock 4 Controller, and games like Little Big Planet 3, Driveclub, MLB 15: The Show and more. The goods will be used by an estimated 500,000 families.
GameStop Vice President of Public and Investor Relations Matt Hodges accompanied the press release with a comment:
We have been working with the RMHC team for more than six years. Whether they are preparing a meal or delivering the latest video games and systems, the GameStop family enjoys giving back to this organization and the families they support in any way we can.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Director of Sales Chip McTighe also commented:
When families come to a Ronald McDonald House, they are going through an extremely difficult, trying period. Our hope is by teaming up with GameStop we can help add some fun to the homes and bring excitement and laughter to families when they need it most
RMHC Vice President and COO Sheila Musolino expressed her gratitude as well:
We are extremely thankful to GameStop and PlayStation for providing game consoles to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. Our Houses allow families to support their children every step of the way. And, play areas in each House allow children experiencing similar situations to play together helping them cope with the trauma of their illness.
Ronald McDonald House Charities offers lodging to families that have a hospitalized child, so that they can stay close to them without having to suffer additional expenses for hotels or similar accommodations. Now those houses will have a PS4 to hopefully make their stay a little more pleasant.