Customer Spotlight: Gamers For Humanity

Gamers For Humanity is dedicated to providing gamers (people who play games of any kind–video games, role-playing games, board games, card games, dice games, word games, etc) with opportunities for volunteer work in their local communities and around the country.

We have focused our energies so far on providing games and toys for adults and children in need, and on helping to provide housing for those who have trouble affording a roof of their own over their heads. We have worked with Habitat For Humanity, we are currently organizing a game drive for several childrens’ organizations, and we will be organizing a yearly trip to New Orleans to assist the wonderful people down there with the ongoing rebuilding following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Gamers For Humanity is new and growing, currently pursuing our 501(c)3 registration with the IRS. We have received support from a number of companies, NameTag, Inc. included, and we are extremely grateful. Drop us a line if you’re interested in what we’re doing, or if you think we can help you.

We have just completed a very busy Holiday Game Drive, collecting hundreds of pounds of food and over $1000 worth of games and toys for Iowa City charities. So…we’ve been busy. 🙂

In August 2008, Gamers For Humanity attended the Gen Con game convention in Indianapolis, IN–four days of games, gaming, and good people. We, however, spent a fifth day working with Habitat For Humanity, and the other four days fundraising at our booth in the Exhibitor’s Hall. We organized our first Game Drive there, collecting games and toys for the Indianapolis Ronald McDonald House, and the Wheeler Mission Ministry of Indianapolis. It was a big success, enough to make us decide to hold this recently finished drive for the holiday season.

We also collected enough donations at the convention to pay for our federal 501(c)3 application, so that status is now pending.

Name Tag, Inc was gracious enough to provide us with some excellent-looking badge ribbons for the convention, and I know for a fact that those ribbons really helped us establish our presence to the gaming community in our first year of existence. Gamers love badge ribbons, and our shiny blue ribbons were coveted by a lot of people. Luckily, we had a lot to go around 🙂

We were so busy at the booth that we don’t have a lot of pictures ourselves, but here are a few. I’m waiting for more pictures to come in, and I’ll post them when they arrive.
Hardhats and Gamers!

Collections from the Game Drive:
Working with Habitat For Humanity

We were also able to use some of the leftover ribbons at a non-profit conference in October, to help spread the word about our mission. So the folks at Name Tag have helped us in more ways than one.

I hope the rest of you are finding success in your missions as well. Visit us at our website, www.gamersforhumanity.org, and check back here as well for more updates on our projects.

Tom J
Gamers For Humanity

Donation Spotlight: Kreative Kids

Kreative Kids is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, volunteer operated organization providing activities for children/persons afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) their families and their siblings. Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a neurological disorder that significantly impairs a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Once considered a low incidence disorder, 1 in 125 people is now afflicted with some form of ASD.
Kreative Kids is affiliated with DAFEAT (Dayton Area Families for Effective Autism Treatment), DAS (Dayton Autism Society), DANT or Dayton ANT (Dayton Autism Network Team), DARN (Dayton Asperger’s Resource Network), Just for Kids, Families with ASD based in Cincinnati and AIM for the Handicapped, all with a combined membership of over one thousand families. We strive to provide a safe environment for these groups and special needs children to learn, play and grow. All activities we provide helps to teach our special kids lessons in environmental issues, safety programs, wildlife management and safety, sportsmanship in individual as well as team sports and general help with everyday struggles of life.
Kreative Kids has activities and programs on a monthly to bi-weekly basis. Since the majority of families with a child on the Autism Spectrum are usually financially burdened due to medication costs and such, all of our activities are free or at a minimum charge so that everyone can participate. Kreative Kids activities have included hiking and rock climbing lessons; Archery; monthly fishing; monthly wildlife and environmental programs; miniature golf; roller skating and much, much more. We hold four large events each year as well: Our winter carnival, our annual fishing derby which is our largest event, our fall harvest party and our holiday party in December.
We are always looking for sponsoring businesses and organizations as well as volunteers. We operate solely with volunteers and donations. We would like to thank you for taking time to learn about our organization and our special kids. If you would like to make a donation, please make donation checks payable to Kreative Kids. You may contact us at any time via telephone, email or USPS. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kreative Kids
4409 Wehner Road
Kettering, Ohio 45429-5136
KREATIVE KIDS WOULD LIKE TO THANK AARIN TRAN AND THE ENTIRE STAFF OF NAME TAG, INC. FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF LANYARDS TO OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN FOR THEIR 2008 FISHING DERBY. The derby was a huge success. Exact totals are not in yet but it looks like we had very near 300 participants this year.

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About Name Tag Experience

Name Tag Experience is the official blog of Name Tag, Inc.

In addition to being your source for the latest news, updates and promotions from Name Tag, Inc., the true purpose of Name Tag Experience.com is to encourage our customers to share their Name Tag experiences.

Each month we receive numerous requests for reduced pricing/donations from various non-profit organizations for a particular event or activity. While these organizations typically do a great job creating awareness in their immediate surroundings, often times, awareness outside of this area is limited.

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Welcome to the re-launch of Name Tag Experience — a blog created and maintained by Name Tag, Inc. to help provide non-profit organizations, and businesses with resources to help spread messages about their events and experiences. It will also include how tos, and detailed explanations about our products and processes!

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