The Pixel Entertainment brand, The Global Game Changers, works to inspire kids to get involved in philanthropy by making it a fun and interactive experience, full of superheroes, a villainous dark cloud named Krumi, and some important kids who make a difference every day. We want to make it cool to give back, and one of the ways that the Global Game Changers does this is by teaching kids about the different ways that they can “Ignite Good!”, as we like to say. One way that we’re doing this is through badges, which represent different types of charitable initiatives:
Kids can find out more and earn the badges on the Global Game Changers website: www.theglobalgamechangers.com. We want to encourage them to apply their passions to philanthropy! And perhaps a kid loves animals and wants to work at a local shelter. Or maybe they donate food or help pack backpacks for hungry children. Or perhaps they love nature and work to keep our planet green. We want to encourage them to “Ignite Good!” in a way that sounds fun and interesting! That way, we will build life-long givers.
And to that end, the members of the Pixel team have answered a question we hope every child gets asked and knows the answer to: “What’s one of your favorite charities?” Here are the first few answers:
Jamie Frerman Gatti:
I enjoy doing fundraising walks for various charities and organizations because it incorporates being healthy too. I even get my family involved – my husband and kids have walked with me several times! It’s fun to participate as a family, enjoy the fresh air, and do something good. I have walked for the American Heart Association (AHA) and March of Dimes. I have also done walks to find a cure for diseases that have impacted members of my family. I have walked for JDRF as my brother was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 4. I also walk for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) as my cousin’s son has cystic fibrosis. I want to help find a cure and I feel this is the least I can do!
The Girl Scouts of America is a charity that is very dear to me. Girl Scouts of America aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring other practical skills.
I loved all of the fun and educational activities that I was able to do as a Girl Scout in elementary school. Being in a troop introduced me to new friends, taught me life long skills, and introduced me to the power of giving back to my community. It also taught me about setting goals and working to achieve these goals. My involvement with The Girl Scouts of America did not end in elementary school. In college, my sorority’s national philanthropy was Girl Scouts of America. We hosted events for local troops, tutored girls, and worked with them to develop confidence and leadership skills.
I have also donated to this charity by fundraising for local troops and by donating my time to host events and working with Girl Scouts in a one-on-one mentoring program.
You can get involved too!: http://www.girlscouts.org