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    Just a friendly reminder that this month's meeting is this Saturday at noon via discord. Hope to hear everyone then!
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    GameStop is teaming up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help save kids’ lives at local children’s hospitals throughout the United States. This week, GameStop announced the new partnership that will begin taking shape this June. “GameStop has a long-standing commitment to use the Power of Gaming for Good to benefit the families in our local communities. Together with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, it is our hope to give children’ of all ages the miracle of living a better life,” said Jason Allen, head of marketing for GameStop. Beginning June 1, GameStop customers will be able to donate up to 100% of the credit value to CMN Hospitals when they trade their unused video game hardware, software, accessories, or consumer electronics in-store through the Trade for Charity program. PowerUp Rewards™ members will also be able to turn their PowerUp Rewards points into a donation to CMN Hospitals. From June 12-14, GameStop and CMN Hospitals’ gaming fundraising program, Extra Life, will be on site at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, California with a pop-up truck outside the LA Convention Center to accept video game donations. The value of the games will then be donated by GameStop to help sick and injured kids treated at CMN Hospitals. Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon benefitting CMN Hospitals. This September, GameStop’s 3,800 stores throughout the U.S. will be hosting a fundraising campaign where customers will be able to donate $1 or more when they checkout in-store or on GameStop.com. Funds raised by each store will benefit the respective local CMN Hospital, allowing stores the opportunity to serve the children and families treated in their own communities. GameStop’s new partnership with CMN Hospitals aligns with their commitment to corporate social responsibility and their vision to use the Power of Gaming for Good. Since 2007, GameStop and its more than 40,000 associates around the world have raised and/or donated more than $17 million to various external charities focused on youth-wellbeing and empowerment. “We are thrilled to be partnering with GameStop to help further our mission to save and improve the lives of local kids. The funds raised by GameStop’s initiatives will impact over 10 million children treated each year at local CMN Hospitals throughout the country and we are very grateful for their support,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. View full article
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    @brentmccaleb Great to hear from you. My name is Angel Miranda. I am the president of the guild and I work with Child Life and the Foundation. We (Gamers on The Edge) take care of all of the game rooms and consoles at the hospital so we are there frequently. I would love to sit down and talk some time soon. I am a school teacher and this is the last week of the year so I can meet with you at any time next week. My number is (727) 512-0434 email angel@togetherontheedge.com
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    Sounds great, can't wait to meet everybody!
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    Extra Life Kansas City Guild Meeting Notes May 9th at the Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall Game Day is November 3rd TOP INFO: TwitchKC meetup at 6pm this Saturday! Guild Information: 1) We increase funds and awareness for local children's hospitals 2) Together we Save kids' lives through rallying and connecting local 3) Purpose of the Guild is to Register, Fund Raise, and Get Social! 4) Check out the Handbook and Guild Improvements MAIN DISCUSSION: -Christiy and Todd gave us some feedback about what it was like working at First Fridays, their feedback is as follows: *Make sure you have the Extra Life sign up app downloaded to any devices you bring to an event, often times data service is spotty at events so it is best to have all you need ahead of time. *Flyers are useful in this eviornment, but expect a high volume of "no thanks", do not let that discourage you. *Electronic tip jar was a huge success, with roughly a third of the donation money raised via electronic means. -We also had basic review of booth etiquette and discussions techniques. These links may help you out if you need a review. - If you did not get a copy, here are the new Handbook and Guild Improvements to review -Goals for this year are as follows: $70,000 raised and 700 sign ups. Last year we earned $74,437 and had 656 sign ups, but last year we brought home roughly $14K from Extra Life United. This year we want to pass the $70,000 mark not-including our Extra Life United funds. EVENTS: TWITCHKC MEETING Extra Life Organizer: Jessie Location and times: May 12th at 6PM at ESports Bar in Shawnee [THIS WEEKEND!] Notes: We are not setting up a table, this will be more of a social networking event. Contact Jessie for more information FUTURE EVENTS: MAKER FAIRE Extra Life Organizer: Jessie Location and times: June 23rd and 24th Notes: We will have limited wristbands like last year, sign up quickly here on at the Facebook group. FIRST FRIDAY! Extra Life Organizer: Location and times: July 6th from 7pm to 11pm at Tapcade Notes: We will be partnering with LocalLegends for space, great for expience talking about Extra Life! KANTCON! Extra Life Organizer: Location and times: July 13th to 15th at Overland Park Convention Center Notes: This is one of our longest running events, looking foward to seeing you all there! Next meeting Date: Next meeting is June 13th at 6:30PM, location TBD
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    Hello PDX Extra Lifers! I'm the new program director for Portland's Extra Life chapter and would love to get a guild started up again! Are you interested in helping? I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to reply to this thread or contact me directly. Let's get a kick-off meeting scheduled and brainstorm ideas on how we can raise $$ for kids fighting for their health at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Let me know if you're out there! Erin Olinghouse olinghou@ohsu.edu Assistant Director of Development Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation
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    October 11th 1:15am CST: MILWAUKEE WI Children's Hospital of Wisconsin $113,179.00 734
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    Hey all! I compiled this list for the Kansas City Guild and I figured I'd share it here too! Guildies were wondering about other ways to fundraise besides social media and asking people, so since I know many of you have done restaurant events, etc...I thought I'd put together a list of info I could find on companies that do fundraising nights/events. This are mostly places in Kansas City, but the big restaurants are everywhere and some of the other things can be translated elsewhere. If you have more detailed info on any of these, please let me know! I'd love to pass it on Some of these places have online forms, which I have linked. Many of them are easy to book if you simply go in and chat to the owner or manager of the place! Never underestimate the effectiveness of going and talking to someone! RESTAURANTS Buffalo Wild Wings: Not 100% sure on amounts, but I believe it is 10% of stuff purchased with charity ticket, not including alcohol. You need to go in and talk to the restaurant manager to book. Here is some info. California Pizza Kitchen: 20% of sales from flyers. Fill out online form and they claim a manager will contact within 3 days! Cici’s Pizza: says to contact local store owners for info! Chili’s: 10% of sales with flyer. Tues or Wed night fundraisers. Give back 10% of sales with vouchers/flyers. Must reach $500 in sales for a donation or the donation will be made in food vouchers. Info. Chipotle: a whopping 50% of sales from flyers. They do not specify hospitals on their list, but if you contact them or get in touch with a specific location they may do it anyway if they don’t have any other community events going on! Info. Five Guys: must contact the store owner. Freddy’s: Online form. Noodles and Co: 25% of sales. Not sure if flyers or not. They “prefer” you have 150 people in attendance. Online form. Panda Express: 20% of sales from fliers. Online form. Panera: 20% of sales from people who bring in a flyer for the event. Online form. Raising Canes: 15% of sales with flyer. They also create a landing page for the event that you can share online. Online form. Red Robin: 20% of sales from fliers. They provide a whole host of marketing items such as flyers, social media images, a website, etc. Online form. PARTIES In-Home/Online Direct Sales Parties LuLaRoe (leggings/clothes): Depends on the consultant. Pure Romance: I am a consultant. If someone wants to have a party online, I'll donate 15% to Extra Life! Scentsy (scents/warmers): I know they do them but don’t have specifics ThirtyOne (bags): Anywhere from 5% to 24% of sales depending on the amount purchased. Younique (make-up): 20% of party sales go to the charity. **With in home party companies it all depends on the consultant. Many consultants will do even more than the company suggests!** Painting Parties Pinot’s Palette: “Paint it Forward” program with both public and private options at their locations. You have to email the manager of the store or go and visit them to set up. They have multiple locations **There are many of these everywhere and SO MANY do fundraising events!** MISC. Geeks Who Drink: you can set up your own Geeks Who Drink Night at a local bar in your area if you have one. Game Stores: Talk to a game store about having one of their tournaments for charity! Or, see about getting a donation jar in the store. Or, when you go to your usual game night...start talking about Extra Life! Trick or Treating for EL funds: go door to door asking for change for Extra Life. If you feel weird going as an adult, find someone with a kid and bring them with you! A few ELers in other cities have done this and it worked pretty well! I once collected food donations in high school door to door and it was a HUGE success! Maybe even dress up in a gaming costume! You can pass out flyers too! NOTES: -This is by no means a full list! Just an idea starter! -Going and talking to managers is an easy way to get something done! Don’t just rely on online forms! -Many of these require a W-9 with information. Your hospital should be able to get one. -Many of these require 4 to 6 weeks notice...so start planning NOW! -Most of these require flyers...which makes the process harder. Perhaps you team up with another Extra Lifer in a different friend group from you and you pass out the flyers more? Some suggest passing out 500, which I agree with. With a lot of events, you can only expect a small percentage to actually attend. So the more you invite...the more will come! Hope this helps at least one of you out there! I know there are hundreds of other ideas!
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