A new fundraising initiative to support seven worldwide gaming charities is to take place this weekend. Dubbed the One Gamer Fund, all money raised over the next three days will then be shared between the supported organisations, which include AbleGamers, Child's Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, Stack-Up and Take This.
You can get involved in a number of ways. Purchase a game or bundle published by Good Shepherd Entertainment on Steam this weekend between 6pm September 21st and 6pm September 25th, and 50 per cent of the publisher's proceeds from the sales of these titles will go to the One Gamer Fund.
You can also tune into Twitch, where streamers raising money will be featured on the front page all weekend, or use Tiltify to collect your own donations on Twitch and get your stream promoted on the One Gamer Fund's social media channels.
Alternatively, there are One Game Fund shirts available for purchase at The Yetee for $12, or you can just donate directly via the One Gamer Fund website.
"Gamers are among the most generous humans on earth, raising millions of dollars a year for charity," said Russ Pitts, co-founder and president of Take This.
"One Gamer Fund is a logical and long-overdue next step in harnessing the bottomless heart of the gamer community. Seven charities combined into a Voltron of altruism. And we're honoured to be a part."
Seven Siegel, co-founder, One Gamer Fund, added:Millions of gamers have already contributed to the individual charities One Gamer Fund supports because each of their causes are so meaningful. With One Gamer Fund, it's never been easier to help some of the most distinguished gaming charities all at once.”
Mike Wilson, Good Shepherd's chief creative officer, said:There are so many people in the indie gaming community who are eager to help if you create the framework for them to do so. We're truly excited for this opportunity to support the incredible group of humanitarian organizations represented by the One Gamer Fund, and we're proud to do so alongside our many indie game development partners and Steam."