Over on the right hand side of the page, under the archives, is a link to Child's Play. It's a charity that began in 2003 by the creators of Penny Arcade. Their original goal was to raise some money for the local children's hospital in Seattle, and in response, the gaming community rose up and in the first year raised over $120,000. Now in its third year, Child's Play has expanded out of the United States and across the world.
This year, Child's Play hits close to home for me, personally, and I'm sure with many people who read this blog. Donations are now able to be made directly to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, or Sick Kids. I know that during my childhood I spent more than my share of time there, and I'm sure people reading this know someone who has. If you've ever spent any time in a hospital, you know that there's nothing fun about it. This is where Child's Play comes in.
If you visit this page you can see Sick Kids' Wish List. It has games, books, dvds, videos, controllers, etc. You can donate either buying something on the wish list or by paying via PayPal at the Child's Play site.