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Hills tap Child's Play with GSB donation

James and Jane Hill earned their first Good Samaritan Bonus check of the year in April and they selected Child's Play to get a $500 check as a result of their hard work.

Since 2003, Child's Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, has donated toys and games to its network of more than 100 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, people have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars for this cause.

Child's Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, it sets up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. Child's Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, it purchases new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience..

James Hill, who still enjoys playing board games, said Child's Play is a charity he strongly believes in supporting.

"It is heartbreaking to think about a child being in a hospital period," Hill said. "Being in there with nothing to take your mind off of what is wrong is even worse. I love the work that Child's Play is doing and I'm so glad we had the opportunity to support them because of the GSB program that Andy has set us for all of us. I know it makes a difference to a lot of people."