CHARITY WORK

Sandbox Gaming started by raising money for Children's charities through our 80-hour gaming marathon live-streams in 2010. We strongly believe in supporting charities that promote play and development for children and youth and we do just that. We have raised a total of over $97,000 for 8 different charities since our founding in 2010. 

 

In 2016, we changed the way we select charities and are now raising money all year round. We introduced a charity application for organization to apply and from there we have our Board of Directors and Committee members vote for their choices. This year, we will select three charities which will benefit from our new program. The following proceeds go towards our charity fund. 100% of donations from our summer and winter marathons go towards the fund as does a portion of sales from our Spring and Fall events!

2019 CHARITY FUND

Easter Seals NL

Easter Seals NL has developed life-changing programs and resources for persons with disabilities with the intention of engaging, inspiring, and empowering. By use of these facilities, Easter Seals hopes to create a world where persons with disabilities are able to live a full, active, and healthy life. 

 

The programs developed by Easter Seals strive to give persons with disabilities an environment where they are able to fully and accessibly participate in sports and other events. The programs are designed to give children and youth the opportunity to fulfill dreams they never thought possible. Easter Seals believes that with the right amenities and approach, there is nothing that a person with a disability cannot accomplish. 

 

Children and youth who have had the opportunity to experience the Easter Seals programs have demonstrated improvements in social skills, self esteem, and physical strength and abilities. The programs are specifically fitted to each individual need, and thereby provide conceivable growth of their sense of ability and their confidence. 

 

We have worked with Easter Seals NL since the summer of 2012 and are very pleased to work with them again in the coming year.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is an organization that supports kids and teens through online and phone counselling. Their mission is to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media. It is our first time having Kids Help Phone in our Charity fund, and we are super excited to be supporting them!

 

Kids Help Phone believes that everyone has a right to be heard, and with their team of professionally trained counselors, they ensure it’s possible for kids and teens to always have someone to talk to. They even have online tools to help youth find relevant services in their area, such as Health Services, LGBTQ+ Services, and legal support.

 

We look forward to helping Kids Help Phone support local youth again this year!

The Autism Society of NL

The Autism Society NL is a provincial charitable organization dedicated to promoting the development of individual, lifelong, and community-based supports and services for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, and caregivers. Their vision is a province where people with ASD and their families are respected, and where they receive services and supports based on their individualized differences, needs and preferences.

 

At the Elaine Dobbin Centre in St. John's they offer programming options for individuals with ASD and their family members. These programs include such options as Transitions, Social Thinking, Adult Leisure, Social Club, and community based Therapeutic Recreation. The ASNL is also active in awareness raising, advocacy, and outreach across the province for all individuals and families affected by ASD.

2019 is our first year working with the Autism Society and we are happy to help support their efforts!

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