Our Child's Play drive has already been an amazing success. To get you up to speed on the effort, you can take a peek at the prize packages, as well as the classic RPG collection we're giving away. Chrono Trigger, Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy III and the rest… that's a pretty good package. That's literally days and days of classic RPGs right there. I'm not sure how we can top that, really.
Oh wait. Nevermind. Let's throw in Secret of Mana.
One very generous reader liked our drive and decided to donate his cartridge of Secret of Mana to make the big prize even tastier. I just received the game in the mail, and I thought that Christmas Eve would be the perfect time to make sure everyone knew that the biggest prize has become even bigger. I also want to let you know about our new goal.
We began not knowing how big this would get, and then after the first round of donations we set $5,000 as a goal. As of this writing we're up to a mind-blowing $8,248, making us a Gold Sponsor of the charity and far exceeding all of our expectations for the drive. Now, with this new prize added to the big collection it's time for one more big push: let's see if we can get this up to $10,000.
Everyone has already been amazing, and reading your e-mails talking about what the charity means to you and how you chose what games to give has been incredibly moving. I feel very honored to be part of such a community, and by how big of a success everyone has made our first drive.
You know the rules. Go donate. Send your receipt to [email protected] Hope to win a package that contains Final Fantasy III, Ogre Battle, Breath of Fire, Illusion of Gaia, Chrono Trigger, and now Secret of Mana. Even if you don't win, know that you've helped sick kids have it a little easier in a bad situation.
This has been an amazing experience guys, and I'm very thankful at the support that has been pouring in. Let's bring it in for the big finish.