GameChanger focuses on improving quality of life for children, their families and caregivers by:
Founded in 2007, GameChanger was started by entrepreneur Jim Carol after his son Taylor was diagnosed with terminal leukemia at age 11. After witnessing how video games and the kindness of strangers helped during treatment, Jim and Taylor dedicated their lives to philanthropy and created GameChanger so that they could positively impact lives across the world.
Initially a grassroots organization focused on the secondhand consumer video games market, GameChanger’s programs have matured significantly over the past 7 years and include several methods for generating funds to help children with cancer all while maintaining its lean and startup culture.
Over time, GameChanger continued providing value to donors and thus grew entrenched in their recycling ecosystem, eventually starting to receive donations of IT equipment, computers, e-waste and valuable electronic assets….not just video games!
GameChanger’s impact has been felt across the world through the organization’s various charitable services. Over the years, GameChanger has donated over $200,000 towards finding a cancer cure including Progeria and Chordoma Foundations. The charity has also proudly donated over 17,000 video games to hospitals, children centers, partner charities and families since 2007. Recently, the charity has re-focused its services to provide direct financial aid to families who have a child with cancer. All told, over 100 families have received direct support from GameChanger!
Video games, technology and innovation are core to our charity’s culture. Comfortable in the ever changing landscape of technology, GameChanger cherishes the ability to continuously develop new business models and stay ahead of trends in an effort to make a global impact and help as many children battling cancer as possible.