Today, for today’s Charity Feature, I’d like to talk about AbleGamers.
The AbleGamers Foundation (Although they’re mainly known as AbleGamers Charity) is a nonprofit charity who work hard to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games.
“We give people with disabilities custom gaming setups including modified controllers and special assistive technology, like devices that let you play with your eyes, so they can have fun with their friends and family. We’re using the power of video games to bring people together, improving quality of life with recreation and rehabilitation.”
Having a disability can affect you in countless ways. Social isolation is one of them.
“Video games are unique in that we ALL use them to escape our days, and join our friends, and total strangers in a quest to win.”
AbleGamers is using video games to help families and friends spend quality time together with video games, no matter what the disability.
They take their time chatting to each individual, ensuring they know all of the person’s needs, wants, challenges, and abilities. All to make sure they can come up with the best-suited equipment for them.
AbleGamers also offers a grant program. This allows families to be able to get the funds they need to get the gaming equipment required for their family member.
“The AbleGamers mission is simple
So the important part for us to know:
How we can help.
AbleGamers has a shop on their site, allowing you to buy shirts or pins to support them.
You’re able to donate money, be it a one-time donation or a set amount monthly.
Fundraising is also a welcomed option. Be it a cake sale, an event, or even a charity stream on sites such as Twitch. Whatever amount of money we can make, helps them to keep going, to keep giving grants to families, and to keep people connected with friends and families — be it in person, or virtually.
I am personally a big fan of video games, and I certainly couldn’t imagine losing the ability to spend fun and memorable times playing online with my partner.
To me, this is a charity who needs to be made aware of. While it may just be a video game to some, it is much more for the people it brings passion and happiness to. So much more.
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