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Follow Your Passion to Change the World

Posted on April 2, 2019 by

We all have busy and often stressful lives.  The daily grind can be draining and meeting all of our obligations often requires us to maintain focus on our own challenges.  Little things will sometimes gently pull our attention away from our routines – the Salvation Army donation kettle during the Christmas holidays, a change donation… Read More

Words with Charity Nerds – Meredith Finch Interview

Posted on November 9, 2017 by

Words with Charity Nerds Volume 1 – Meredith Finch November 8, 2017   Welcome to the first issue of Words with Charity Nerds where we interview our favorite famous nerds!  Our first interview sets a high bar as we pose nerdy questions to the creator of Rose, Meredith Finch.   You can find the first six… Read More

VR technology

The Deal with VR Technology

Posted on December 15, 2016 by

As technology expands, so do the possibilities. In the 90s, multiplayer games required you to be in the same room. Now, you don’t even have to be in the same country. And even more recently, with virtual reality — or VR technology — you don’t even have to be in the same country as your console…. Read More

tax deduction and year-end charitable giving

Tax Deductions and Year-End Charitable Giving

Posted on December 2, 2016 by

With the holidays quickly approaching, gifts are on the top of people’s minds. With the end of the year rapidly following, Christmas gifts aren’t the only gifts people are concerned with. Possible tax deductions and year-end charitable giving are on people’s minds as well. December generally sees a higher rate of charitable giving than any… Read More

volunteer opportunities for teens

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens: Why They’re Important

Posted on November 24, 2016 by

Whether it’s the quickly approaching Christmas break, a weekend, or the summer, teens often have a lot of downtime. Crafting, hanging out with friends, and playing video games can only go so far before we hear the defeating words: “I’m bored.” As a teen, parent, friend, mentor — whatever, “bored” is a word you never… Read More

video games

Video Games: What Parents Need to Know

Posted on November 17, 2016 by

Oh, no. You walked in on the kids, and it’s not what you want to see. They’re up until three in the morning, and they’re still going at it. They just can’t put down the video games. Let’s be honest: video games are by far not the worst things kids and teens could be doing…. Read More

video games and STEM

Video Games and STEM

Posted on October 17, 2016 by

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It’s a phrase that few had heard ten years ago, but now, it’s everywhere. Even in caterpillar toys for toddlers. But after they’ve outgrown Fisher-Price, how do we keep kids invested in STEM? The answer is simple: video games. Video games and STEM go hand in hand, and video… Read More

healing power of video games

The Healing Power of Video Games

Posted on September 23, 2016 by

They’re addicting. They’re dangerous. They’re making us fat. Video games have a bad reputation. So why would Charity Nerds want to help kids level up by donating video games and consoles to children in hospitals? Because we believe video games can actually help heal, and other people do, too. We’ve gathered a few healing properties… Read More