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The Annual Gaming Marathon: Mission “Find A Charity”

    • Lt. Sophie

      Hello folks,

      Since it is never too early to start planning and we are having big plans for next year’s Gaming Marathon, we want YOU to vote for next year’s charity!

      We have selected a few options for you to vote for.

      Please note that this poll is only up for the limited time of one month. 


      Enabling The Future

      e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers who are using their 3D printers, design skills, and personal time to create free 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need  – with the goal of providing them to underserved populations around the world.

      e-NABLE was founded in 2013 by Jon Schull, a research scientist based at Rochester Institute of Technology, when he started coordinating offers for aid and requests for 3D printed hands in the comments of a video about the Robohand.  e-NABLE began as a match-making service centered around a map, but the community quickly branched out into designing and improving 3D printed prosthetic device and building systems for better distributing them.  Today the community numbers in the thousands and has delivered hands in 37 countries.



      The human suffering of mental illness is as old as classical literature and as timely as today’s headlines. Because people don’t like to talk about it, mental illness has grown into a bigger societal issue than most of us realize. If IMHRO has anything to say about it, it will not stay that way—and you can help.

      At IMHRO, we believe that effective approaches for recovery for persons with mental illness—perhaps even cures—can be attained within our lifetime. With your help, neuroscience will provide the key.

      IMHRO funds the most promising neuroscientists who are growing our knowledge of how psychiatric disease works and our ability to heal those diseases at their roots. This funding works: Every IMHRO scientist funded from 2005 through 2012 has already received follow-on grants from the government or from private foundations to expand the research they began with IMHRO funding.


      Deworm The World 

      The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs.

      More specifically, Evidence Action advocates for school-based deworming to policymakers and provides technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs.We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children.

      We currently work in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.


      Alliance For Lupus Research

      The Alliance for Lupus Research is the world’s largest private funder of lupus research, committing almost $100M to date. We aim to find better treatments and ultimately prevent and cure systemic lupus by supporting bio-medical research.

      From among scientists at the most prestigious universities, medical schools, and hospitals throughout the world, we select and support the most promising research projects that we believe will treat, cure, and help prevent lupus.



      The IndieCade Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round creative and financial support for the development of artistic, experimental, and socially meaningful games free from commercial pressures. Through its programs, the IndieCade Foundation is dedicated to discovering, supporting, and inspiring independent game developers from the United States and around the world, and to introducing audiences to their new work.


      Center for Puppetry Arts

      The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.


      Doctors without Borders

      Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases


      Electronic Fountier Foundation 

      The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.


      First Book 

      First Book is determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books. With the help of our partners, donors and dedicated volunteers we have provided more than 130 million new books to schools and programs serving children in need. Yet millions of children are still waiting for our help.

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      Voting will be over in a month, August 20th, as we want to send out letters and promotional material to possible sponsors by then.

      Thank you so very much for your attention!



      Lt. Sophie bliss_gif

    • Kind of a tie for me between IMHRO, Doctors w/o borders and First Book, but voted IMHRO, as anything to help mental health is a good thing imo

    • Lt. Sophie

      It is never easy, Mikey, and I personally consider none of those less important than any other. They all are a good cause, but in the end, we have to decide on something. Unless we make millions of donations that is.

      But I will keep the list for the 2017 Marathon, so what has not been chosen this year might be chosen next year. :)

    • Silent Addle

      Charity charity charity! WHOO! 


      Still got a few days left for voting guys, so don’t be shy every vote counts.

      We want to make next years Gaming Marathon a veritable Mammoth of a Marathon, but we can’t do this without your help and contributions, this is only the first stage so get your mouse out and click on who you most want to see receive our help.

      Anyone could take the lead at any moment, no vote is wasted, all you have to do is click.

    • Missus Tea

      Wow, lots of really great causes to donate to, but I had to go with First Book. I AM a licensed language arts teacher, even if I’m not actually teaching right now. And after reading about that poor kid who was reading junk mail because his family couldn’t afford books for him… well, as much a lot of kids don’t seem to like school, books don’t have to be boring to educate-even silly books can teach us stuff.

    • Silent Addle

       Thanks for voting Missus Thomas!

      Have a cookie and my warmest thanks for your participation.

    • Lt. Sophie

      Thank you Missus. :)

      I agree that all of these causes are great and have their importance. We already realised that we chose far too many for people to decide. Definitely a thing we can do better next year.

    • There. I finally made up my mind!

    • SLIII

      I had a hard time choosing, but as someone with a mind that works differently, I eventually went with IMHRO.

    • Lt. Sophie

      Thank you a lot for your vote. smile We’ll make sure that next time the decision will not be as hard.

    • There are so many really good candidates. Although I picked one, it was really a difficult choice. It is great that this event happens, though. Thanks for organizing it. 

    • Lt. Sophie

      We’ve heard this from so many people now. When we were looking for possible charities, we thought it would be good to have a variety of things so people could pick one they can actually identify with, but as it turned out this was rather counterproductive. xD

      Thanks however for voting and giving feedback. smile

    • Lt. Sophie

      Thanks to everyone who voted. The decision is made now. We are gonna donate our money to Enabling The Future!

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