Atari. Super Nintendo. Xbox. What’s next? Video game systems have a come a long way from the days of a simple joystick; they are now technological marvels with innovative functions! As you continue to upgrade to the newest systems, your old systems are left building dust in the dark corner of your garage. What was once the center of your family room, is now defunct and desperately in need of someone to play with. Ever wonder where to donate your old video game systems? Don’t fret, we’re former gamers too and we have the answer!
If you’re in Chicago, it’s as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly which charities need your old video game systems. If you’re not in Chicago, here are some ideas of where to donate them.
Kids in children’s hospitals yearn to feel just like any other child, to have the same active lives that other kids in their community have. These super kids want to play video games too! By donating your old video game systems, you are helping these rock stars have the fun that they deserve.
Go to your local children’s hospital’s website for more information.
Remember that designated “play time” you had in elementary school? How about when students just wanted to let loose during standardized testing at your high school? Your old video game systems can be used again at your local schools! Who doesn’t want to play a game of Mario Kart in between study sessions at school?
For information on schools near you, you can look up your local school district online.
Youth Focused Organizations
Some children love playing outside but let’s face it, not every child wants to play outside every day. There are a number of kids that would love to spend time indoors at a local youth focused organization. Help be a friend to the youths who don’t always want to play outside!
To find youth focused organizations in your neighborhood, search youth focused organizations on yellowpages.com
If you’re in the Chicago area, check out Zealous Good for where to donate old video game systems. Click here to submit your donation and we’ll find a charity that can benefit.
Vince Nava is a 2013 summer marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.