For the third year in a row GameStop is kicking off its Make-A-Wish fundraiser for the holidays, with this year’s theme title “Wishes are a Game Changer”.  From November 18th to December 31st, customers will be asked to donate $1, $5, or $10 at GameStop, ThinkGeek, Spring Mobile and Simply Mac stores stores at checkout to support this cause.  According to Make-A-Wish, 100% of these donations will donated as “a game changer in the lives of wish kids this holiday season.”  Customers can also purchase a gift card whose purchase will be donated to the Make A Wish foundation, and features wish kid artwork.

GameStop’s Canadian stores, EB Games, is offering incentives for its customers to donate to the cause:

  • Rewards members will score triple PowerUp Rewards Points on donation amounts of $1 or more from Nov. 18 – Dec. 31.
  • EB Games Edge Rewards members earn triple Edge Rewards Points on donation amounts of $1 or more from now through Dec. 31.

EB Games started its fundraiser on November 1st, and will accept donations through December 31st.

Square Enix is also teaming up with GameStop for a livestream via on November 29th from 11am to 7pm.  #GivingTuesday will feature gameplay from Final Fantasy XV and giveaways from both companies.



About The Author

Christine M
Sr. Community Developer/ Staff Writer

About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!