The nation’s No. 1 gaming retailer to help raise more than $100,000
to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2014--
GameStop Corporation today announced the launch of the first-ever
in-store donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish®. During the
month of May, GameStop will be providing customers an opportunity to
donate to Make-A-Wish with each in-store purchase they make. GameStop
has a goal to raise at least $100,000 in charitable donations.
GameStop and Make-A-Wish have a long standing relationship, where the
world’s leading video game retailer and more than 40,000 of its store
associates have supported more than 1,000 video gaming and shopping
spree wishes for wish kids. This year, in an effort to increase
awareness and support for Make-A-Wish, GameStop has created an in-store
donation program where all funds raised will go directly to granting the
wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“We are honored to work with such a worthwhile charity, like
Make-A-Wish,” said Rob Lloyd, chief financial officer of GameStop and
Make-A-Wish North Texas board member. “Wish kids are such an inspiration
to me personally, and I’m excited to be able to offer our loyal
customers an opportunity to show their support for this great
organization by giving to those children in need. The money we raise
during the month of May will all go towards wish experiences, which have
the potential to medically and psychologically change the lives of wish
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with
life-threatening medical conditions. A wish is granted somewhere in the
country, on average, every 38 minutes. Since the founding of
Make-A-Wish, more than 240,000 children in the United States have
benefited from the hope, strength and joy of having their one heartfelt
“Wish experiences can be game-changers for both the children and their
families, helping wish kids feel better mentally, and in some cases,
even get better physically," said David Williams, president and chief
executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. "We are thankful for the
generous support of GameStop. By bringing strength and joy to wish kids
across the country, GameStop is really taking its ‘Power to the Players’
slogan to a whole other level.”
Customers who shop at GameStop, www.GameStop.com
or Spring Mobile beginning May 1, 2014 until May 31 will have the
opportunity to donate $1 or more to Make-A-Wish with their purchase. As
part of its in-store donation program, GameStop is committed to raising
at least $75,000 in charitable donations on behalf of Make-A-Wish.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game,
consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates
more than 6,600 stores across 15 countries. The company’s consumer
product network also includes www.gamestop.com;
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer®
magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; www.buymytronics.com,
an online consumer electronics trade-in platform; Spring
Mobile, an authorized dealer of AT&T wireless services; and Simply
Mac, the largest certified retailer of Apple’s full line of products.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's
corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and
find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals
surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the
health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight
their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen
the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s
leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the
United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and
more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the
country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since
its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish
at wish.org to learn more.
Source: GameStop Corp.