I was dropping off some donations today at a local women's charity; toys and the like really.
While grabbing some old kids games from my basement I could not help but think that a good way to help others out this holiday season and spread the word about gaming would be to give out some gaming sets; 4e, Pathfinder, OSR, didn't matter, just as long as someone who needed it got it.
But giving is only half the issue really, with kids you need to be able to game with them and it is a not a cheap hobby. I know myself better, I can't donate time really, not working full time with kids of my own. So giving to these places would not have the full impact I would like. So I'll keep donating clothes and toys to needy charities, but my desire to spread the word about gaming though still needs to be addressed.
While unloading I think I came up with it.
Donate new RPG games to our men and women in service overseas.
I'd pick up a couple of boxed sets of something a donate, but I don't want to be alone and I don't exactly know where to give these things.
So help me out. How can we do this this year? Give the gift of gaming AND let the men and women that serve for us know we still care?