Today we’re excited to share a new program we’re piloting called “Save Point.”
Thanks to a grant from our friends at Love Your Melon, we’re placing high-tech vending machines inside select hospitals. Each machine will become a distribution hub that will allow us to provide things like toys, gaming codes, and fun swag items from industry partners. Kids and families will have free access to the items in these machines.
As kids visit a hospital and progress through their treatment, they’ll be able to stop by the Save Point on their way home, collecting new gear and loot along the way.
Our goal is to give kids a sense of inspiration and accomplishment as they make progress on their healing journeys.
With Save Points, we’ll be able to perpetually ensure children visiting hospitals have access to take-home experiences.
You can learn more about the initiative in the video below:
Big thanks to Love Your Melon for helping us make Save Point a reality!
We’re currently seeking in-kind donations from brands that have an interest in helping us keep one or multiple machines stocked through the year. If you’d like to learn more about the program and supported regions, contact us!
To summarize: this now means Gamers Outreach has 4 unique programs. Each initiative helps make gaming accessible in different ways.
- GO Karts are hardware solutions. Each GO Kart helps ensure hardware is available to support AAA gaming experiences in hospitals where infrastructure may not exist!
- Player 2 volunteers are knowledge helpers. They’re gamers who provide expertise to make sure technology is working as intended within hospitals.
- Save Point (beta) is a distribution solution. Through dedicated Save Points, we can equip kids with take-home items, and empower them with a sense of accomplishment after progressing through treatment.
- Portal (beta) is a software solution. In hospitals where infrastructure exists, we can enable hundreds of patient rooms to be connected simultaneously without kids needing to wait a turn to play.
Be sure to check back for updates as we continue to develop Save Point!