I spent my four years in high school volunteering at a local hospital, and if there is one thing I remember, it's how much waiting that patients and family members have to do. They wait in the ER to be admitted, they wait for X-Rays and blood tests, and patients who have to stay for extended period have time have little more to do than wait to get better. As a volunteer, I brought around a snack cart for families in waiting rooms, and a book cart for patients, but luckily, most were adults, and had family members sitting with them. It must be terribly difficult to be a child waiting in a hospital, and it must be especially hard for parents to keep them entertained. I imagine it's nice for kids to have a distraction from everything that's going on around them.
That's why I love Child's Play! This organization works with hospitals and gamers worldwide to provide children in hospitals with toys and games that are fun, age-appropriate, and offer that "vital distraction" for these kids. They work with a ton of corporate sponsors like Mario Marathon, Warner Brother's Interactive Entertainment, and the Zeldathon Network. If you love videogames, or any time of game at all, this is the charity for you!
Another wonderful thing about Child's Play is that you can make a general donation, which they will use to purchase new games, consoles, etc. for hospitals around the world OR you can pick a hospital from the world map to see their Amazon wishlist! The hospitals fill their wishlists with tons of different toys that they're looking for. Therefore, you can pick whatever hospital you'd like, and exactly what game you want to send them, just view the hospital map!
I chose to send 'Baby Einstein: Lullaby Classics' by Wolfgang from the wishlist of Boston Children's Hospital. I thought this was appropriate since I mostly worked with babies when I volunteered at a hospital, and I know that they could use something soothing when they are sick!