charity

  • PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

    PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

    PlayMob, whose product GiverBoard lets charities fundraise via a clever in-game micro-payment mechanic, has secured £500,000 ($787,000) funding from NESTA and Midven alongside angel investors. The team will now expand from 8 to 13 and the product gets a decent shot in the arm. Founded in 2007, Playmob's GiverBoard lets charities fundraise by allowing players of social games to buy virtual… Read More

  • Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    A new daily deals site catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LBGT) and allied communities has just launched, and it's called Gaypon. The site provides its subscribers with daily offers from local and regional businesses  - but only those businesses known to be gay-friendly. In addition, Gaypon says a portion of its proceeds will be donated to local and national LGBT… Read More

  • Brand-To-Fan Connector, Crowdtap, Hits $1 Million Revenue With 115,000 Members

    Brand-To-Fan Connector, Crowdtap, Hits $1 Million Revenue With 115,000 Members

    A New York City startup that helps brands connect with and reward their fans via Facebook, Crowdtap, recently crossed the $1 million revenue mark for 2011, with 115,000 active members and about 50 major brand clients, chief executive officer Brandon Evans reported today. Crowdtap members earn redeemable points for taking "brand actions" like: completing "quick hit" surveys, voting in a poll… Read More

  • Humble Indie Bundle breaks $1,000,000!

    Humble Indie Bundle breaks $1,000,000!

    You probably remember the Humble Indie Bundle we posted a few days back when it was just starting out. Little did we know how huge it was destined to be! A million dollars raised for the developers, the EFF, and Child’s Play ($321,295 went to the charities). And now that it has hit a million, the source code for several of the games has been released! They’ve extended the deal by a… Read More

  • 11-year-old writes iPhone app, donates proceeds to charity

    11-year-old writes iPhone app, donates proceeds to charity

    So we always hear about how hard it is to get an iPhone app approved by Apple, but here's an interesting case; an 11-year old boy managed to not just write an app, but get it approved, and now he's donating some of the proceeds from the sale of that app to a children's hospital. This kid didn't just teach himself how to program, but he also managed to get the app approved, something that many… Read More

  • Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

    Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

    Ever tried to get rid of an old, sack o’ crap computer? It's not as easy as it sounds. You can't just throw it in the garbage (legally), charitable organizations have finally realized that it takes more time and effort than it's worth to refurbish a 486 DX2/66 machine that nobody’s going to use anyway, and dumping the computer at your municipal recycling center often costs a pretty penny. Read More

  • Donate your used gadgets to to help us raise money for Child's Play

    Donate your used gadgets to to help us raise money for Child's Play

    Here’s a quick update on this year’s Wiimbledon, folks. If you’re unable to make the event in Brooklyn on June 27th and you still want to help CrunchGear raise money for Child’s Play then donate your used gadgets to Gazelle. We’ve set up a “Gazelle for Goods” page and we’re hoping to raise $2500 for Penny Arcade’s charity, Child’s Play. Read More

  • Wiimbledon 2009 set for June 27 at Barcade in Brooklyn, help us raise money for sick kids

    Wiimbledon 2009 set for June 27 at Barcade in Brooklyn, help us raise money for sick kids

    Were visits to the doctor ever a pleasant experience as a kid? Of course not! Even regular checkups were a hassle and a nightmare, but those lollipops and model airplanes were totally worth it in the end. But my experiences differed greatly from the kids who were stuck in hospitals with life threatening illnesses and the like. It sucks being sick and stuck in a hospital with nothing to look at… Read More

  • MSI announces strategic partnership, donates one PC

    MSI announces strategic partnership, donates one PC

    MSI, no strangers to charity, are keeping up their philanthropic efforts. This time they've donated one whole PC to Green Spaces, a co-working facility in New York for green-minded entrepreneurs. Way to go, MSI! Read More

  • Hamilton Khaki Conservation watch is tasteful and eco-friendly

    Hamilton Khaki Conservation watch is tasteful and eco-friendly

    Here's another one for you watch geeks out there, Hamilton has produced a pretty sharp looking GMT, the Khaki Conservation. Designed with help from Harrison Ford, the Khaki was created to benefit Conservation International, and in fact the proceeds from each sale will be donated. Read More

 
  • Now for something completely DIFFA

    Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), a major supporter of education and direct care for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, recently held a fundraiser. You can bet when people in the design industry get together to do something, it's probably going to be pretty cool. Read More

  • Salvation Army outfitting certain Dallas-area donation buckets with credit card machines

    Salvation Army outfitting certain Dallas-area donation buckets with credit card machines

    I certainly don’t have anything against giving to charity, but the Salvation Army knows damn well what it’s doing. First, they position a red bucket about a foot outside the grocery store by my house — so close that you have to deliberately walk around it like an A-hole to get in or out of the store — and second, there’s a different person ringing the bell each day so… Read More

  • The giving season is upon us again – Child's Play is up and running

    The giving season is upon us again – Child's Play is up and running

    Just as a heads up (for the three or four of you that don’t read Penny Arcade), I thought we should mention that Penny Arcade’s grassroots charity Child’s Play has begun its 2008 drive. Like Gabe says, some of us are in a bit of a money crunch right now, but even a couple bucks will help get a hospital a little closer to getting that extra controller for the game room. It’s… Read More

  • Google backs company aiming to internet-ize the rest of the world

    Google backs company aiming to internet-ize the rest of the world

    I know people complain about not getting high-speed internet in their neighborhood, or having interference on their Clearwire or whatnot, but there are bigger problems. No, not global hunger and warfare, those are a little too big. I’m talking about the people in rural Argentina who have no access to the internet at all and no prospect of it. There’s something we can address! And O3B… Read More

  • Amazon to start selling OLPC's XO Laptop this November; dual boot version next month

    Amazon to start selling OLPC's XO Laptop this November; dual boot version next month

    The OLPC program just got a lot more mainstream, with word that Amazon will start selling the XO Laptop starting in November. It’ll be sold as part of the “Give One, Get One” program, meaning that for every XO Laptop you buy, one lucky youngster in a developing country will get one, too. (You’re actually paying for two laptops.) You’re doing charitable work with… Read More

  • International group of grad students working on $12 laptop

    International group of grad students working on $12 laptop

    No, that’s not a misprint. This group of students is hoping to put something out at about an Apple II level — enough to familiarize people with a keyboard, mouse, and a couple applications, but no more — and their aim is to do it for around $12. After all, that’s the big hurdle. While the OLPC DS is a cool idea, it’s more of a personal computer for the developing… Read More

  • MSI Wind "Love Edition" looks lovey, supports charity

    MSI Wind "Love Edition" looks lovey, supports charity

    MSI, most recently reviled by us for essentially pulling a bait-and-switch earlier this month, is perhaps hoping to regain some of the credibility it lost when it raised the price of its tiny notebook by $50 after the fact. Quick, kiss some babies! Recognizing our corporate social responsibility, MSI Notebook is taking the initiative to launch the “Love with the Wind” global charity… Read More

  • SteelSeries eBays its gaming gear for China charity

    SteelSeries eBays its gaming gear for China charity

    SteelSeries, the across-the-pond pro gaming gear outfit, has set up an auction for a bunch of their stuff with the proceeds going to the Red Cross Society of China. I currently have most of the stuff they’re putting on the block, and I can for sure recommend the Ikari mouse and the gaming surfaces. Not all the items are up yet so check back for new stuff — they should have a couple… Read More

  • AMD's charity trifecta: gaming, education, and global issues

    AMD's charity trifecta: gaming, education, and global issues

    When I first saw the information on AMD’s “Changing the Game” effort, I thought it was just another kind of pandering. But then I caught myself in the act of not taking games seriously — something the mainstream media is too often guilty of, resulting in people like Jack Thompson and Kevin McCullough. The fact is, if the AMD Foundation were helping kids make their own… Read More

  • Nintendo of Canada auctioning off old games for good cause

    Nintendo of Canada auctioning off old games for good cause

    This is pretty cool if you’re an active retro gamer. Canada’s arm of Nintendo found a cache of old NES and SNES video game carts, sealed in packaging, in their old warehouse. Instead of just trashing the deprecated games, they’re auctioning them off, with the proceeds going to the United Way of Canada. They’re going in lots to collectors, and you can get in on the action by… Read More