Gaming for Good, the annual gaming fair fundraising to end youth homelessness, is back again this month with support from the public and gamers across the UK.
Launched by charity collective End Youth Homelessness for the first time last year, its aim is to bring gaming enthusiasts from across the country together, in a bid to level the playing field for homeless young people.
Gaming for Good is calling on the public to set up their own gaming fundraisers through End Youth Homeless’s site, with an aim for each participant to raise £121 in support of the 121,000 young people facing homelessness.
End Youth Homelessness is a UK-wide movement of 11 local charities who have joined forces to tackle youth homelessness together. They offer support services and housing to over 40,000 16- to 25-year-olds at risk of homelessness. Last year’s Gaming for Good event raised more than £40,000 for those in need.
“We know the cost of living crisis is forcing many people to make tough decisions but for homeless young people – who already receive lower minimum wage, more meagre benefits and have not got family to fall back on – it is catastrophic,” Nick Connolly, managing director of End Youth Homelessness told The Big Issue.
“By participating in Gaming for Good, you can connect with friends and family whilst directing vital funds to those organisations dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable young people across the UK. We are delighted that a diverse community of gamers and influences have got behind Gaming for Good and can’t wait for the fun to begin!”