Gaming for Water

Can video games change lives? The twelve teens who took part in a recent “Game-a-thon” to raise money for The Water Project sure think so.

On November 19-20, 2010, the group from the DC area played video games nonstop for 12 hours to raise money for our Wells for India program.

The teens collected donations and “per hour of play” pledges leading up to the event. At the end of the night, they had raised $1700 toward a new water project. Organizer Shannyn (mom of one of the participants) described the night, “We had a leader board on the wall and a fundraiser ‘thermometer’” on the wall tracking the donations. When we hit our ‘goal,’ the kids were shouting and screaming and cheering. It was really awesome.”

Thanks to these teens, a thirsty community will soon be enjoying clean, safe water!

You can see what they accomplished here: http://thewaterproject.org/community/profile/shannyn-snyder