I am very excited to tell you about Charity Nerds. I am a 14-year old high school freshman and a self-proclaimed video game nerd. This year, with the help of my parents and leaders from our community, I created the non-profit organization Charity Nerds. Our mission is to provide video games and other electronics to children in hospitals and affiliated extended-stay facilities. I came up with this idea from my own experience. When I was five years old, I had surgery which required me to stay in the hospital for several days. As you might expect, I was very scared. My parents gave me my first video game, a Nintendo DS. Playing this game took my mind off of the situation and helped me throughout my recovery. My love of video games has continued ever since and I wanted to be able to provide this same comfort and joy to other kids facing medical challenges.
We have been blessed to have developed excellent relationships with the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida (RMHNCF) and the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. This summer we donated our fist video game system to a wonderful family staying at the RMHNCF. More recently, we donated an iPad to a mother staying at the RMHNCF so that should can Facetime her other children back home in California. Her tears of joy told us what we are doing is making a difference in the lives of people in need.
In addition to donating games to children, we also want to make charity fun so healthy kids and teens will be engaged to volunteer.
- 501(c)(3) non-profit
- Video games for sick kids
Southeast corner of NW 43rd Street and NW 39th Avenue