First of all, the Geek Catalog is now the Civic Geek Catalog AND it has it’s own website at CivicGeek.Com – still sorted by Geekery And Category – with more to come!
- Skeptical Science – A site dedicated to explaining the science of global warning. Always looking for help in donations or paper review.
- Engineering for Change – A community to connect engineers, governments, social scientists, and more to share knowledge and solve problems in a sustainable way.
- Engineers Without Borders Canada – A nonprofit Canadian organziation that supports sustainable community engineering projects around the world.
- Engineers Without Borders USA – A nonprofit US organziation that supports sustainable community engineering projects around the world.
- Book Aid – Supports African Libraries with books and librarian training.
- ProLiteracy – Focuses in safe, strong, sustainable socieities by building literacy around the globe with a variety of initiatives.
- Tracy and Clerenda McGrady Foundation – Founded by the NBA All-Star and his wife, the foundation focuses on multiple, world-wide literacy projects.
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It’s your weekly update of Citizen Geek Resources!
First of all the full lists now have in-page links since they’ve gotten huge – you can find them sorted by Geeky Interest or Specific Focus.
With Blizzcon ending, I figured this week I’d focus just on video game charities and causes. Here’s a chance to get your Citizen Gamer on!
- Special Effect – Helps people with disabilities play video games with special technology and a variety of fundraisers. Takes donations and runs events.
- Charitable Work
- Gamers For Giving – Michigan’s largest game charity event, a game tournament that supports Gamers Outreach Foundation
- Gamers Outreach – A game industry charity organization that uses game events to raise money to set up game kiosks in hospitals and support the troops.
- Games Aid – A UK video Games charity that’s an umbrella for many other charities helping the disadvantaged. Raises money via activities, auctions, and more.
- Gaming For Good – A platform where you get games for donating to charity – with revenue going to Save The Children.
- Gaming Worldwide – Harnessess the power of gaming to get people involved in events, charities, and more.
- Hyrule Hustlers – Video game enthusiasts who sponsor Childs Play and run Zelda-based events and marathons.
- Marathon Gamers – A gaming marathon group tha does marathons for charities.
- Mario Marathon – A yearly all-Mario gameathon to support Childs Play.
- One Big Game – A nonprofit that raises money by selling games.
– Steven Savage
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.;
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Tagged charity, citizenship, gamers for giving, gamers outreach, games aid, gaming for good, gaming worldwide, geek catalog, hyrule hustlers, marathon Gamers, Mario Marathon, One Big Game, special effect, video games
And here’s the latest update on the Geek Catalog. Be sure to check out the ever-growing lists for Geek Focus or Community Focus.
- Reading With Pictures – A nonprofit advocating using comics in the classroom to promote literacy and education. Researches comics and their role, collaborates with artists for content, and partneres with educators.
- The Comic Book Project – A literacy program that gets young people involved in creating comics to boost skills, awreness, and engagement.
- Hack The Hood – A nonprofit that helps low-income youth of colors into tech careers by having them build websites for businesses in their communities, teaching them both technology and business skills.
- Female Geeks
- Stated Clearly – Stating science simply to make the facts clear – and counter misinformation.
- Charitable Work
- Gaming For Others – Raises money via grueling gaming marathons. They push themselves for money – for others!
- Book Harvest – Collects used books and distributes them to children in need.
- The Book Bus – The Book Bus gets books to people who’d normally not have access to them in various countries around the world. They’re always expanding their focus, and do educational programs
– Steven Savage
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.