Extra Life 2018
Extra life is one of the largest charity gaming organizations in the world. Every year in early November, Extra Life connects thousands of players from across the globe in a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its origin in 2008, Extra Life has donated over $40 million to children and families all around the world.
The process is simple, flexible, and works around you. Sign up, and play games from home or online any day of the week suitable for you. Then, in a fashion similar to that of a walk-a-thon, asks friends and family to pledge any amount that they are comfortable donating, and start playing! Some campaigns have raised tens of thousands of dollars alone! Do you have what it takes?
If you’re intimidated by the idea of competing against others, or reaching out and asking for donations, there are tons of other options in the world of “gaming for good” that you can choose from! For example, Bee The Swarm is a mobile app that eliminates the need to ask for money from others, and gives you the ability to donate the charities of your choice! Their software engineers have created a way to turn the revenue earned from ads into online currency! By simply playing any of their popular game apps, you earn “Bees” that you can donate to local and global causes.