About Us

Mission

Gaming for Global Change is all about inspiring others to become charitable and make an impact in the crises and disasters that face the world today. Through various outreach efforts, our goal is to galvanize the ideals of change into the minds of youth and adults alike. Through building a community passionate about gaming and raising money for charity, we hope to not only show that adolescents and young-adults can have an impact in the world, but to also inspire and empower others to “game for global change“ as well.

 

History

Gaming for Global Change (GFGC) began in the year of 2013 with a dream come reality, as our founder Jared V took his passions for video gaming and community service and combined them to make tangible impact in the world. That December, the founding members of GFGC collaborated to livestream the game ROBLOX for 48 hours for the benefit of charity: water. What resulted was $280 raised for the charity, and a newfound inspiration for global change within those who participated and watched.

Photo from ROBLOXathon: Endurance marathon, which raised $1,104.99 for the benefit of the American Cancer Society in 2014.

Since 2013, the group has been live for more than 1,000 hours with charity marathon livestreams, cumulatively raising more than $15,000 for various local and global charities including charity: water, American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and more.

In 2017, we began our current endeavors of streaming Nintendo for the benefit of charity, with our first Nintendo marathon titled Wiitendothon in July. This event was a successful “new beginning” for the marathon team, and evolved into our current event, Nintendothon.

GFGC broke a cumulative total of $15,000 raised for charity in July 2018, prior to the Super Nintendothon event.

GFGC celebrated it’s fifth anniversary with the Nintendothon Legacy event.

GFGC broke a cumulative total of $20,000 raised for charity in June 2020, prior to the Nintendothon New Horizons event.

 

Our Impact at a Glance

  • $21,689.31 raised for various local and global charities, including charity: water, American Cancer Society, Direct Relief, and more.
  • 1,728 hours dedicated to marathon events since 2013.
  • 11 different charities supported since 2013, in areas including cancer research, the hunger and water crises, environmental conservation, and more.
  • 4 different countries and 2 different states represented in GFGC marathon events.
  • 3 sponsored charity broadcasting events put on by community members cumulatively raising >$150.

 

 

 

 

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