The charity Framework is asking gamers to fundraise for the homeless through the power of play.
Feelgood Friday: “Power Up” to Help this Gaming for Homelessness Fundraiser
A UK-based charity is rallying the gaming community to help fight homelessness to the tune of £10,000. Best of all, it's based in the city of Nottingham, meaning that participants can really channel their inner Robin Hood as they work in aid of the poor. Only, in this instance, the donors are willing participants and not Nottingham's cold-hearted Sheriff and aristocrats.
Framework is a charity that works to help the UK's homeless achieve financial and social stability and an organisation whose efforts are more pressing than ever given the country's ongoing cost of living crisis. And their latest campaign, "Power Up", is harnessing a power that we know to be super effective: the power of gaming.
Framework's gaming for homelessness fundraiser is set to launch this Saturday, August 6th, which is just in time for the finale of the first-ever Commonwealth Esports Championships. It asks gamers - no matter where they are based - to fundraise via their favourite pastime, with an added emphasis on flexibility.
Whether it's a solo marathon or a collaborative stream, the various ways in which gamers can raise funds for the needy are near limitless. And Framework even offers some suggestions to help inspire participants upon signing up for the fundraiser. Throughout the course of a year, Framework hopes that the gaming for homelessness fundraiser will raise £10,000 by the campaign's end.
"As the pressure of the cost of living crisis increases, the need to support our work has never been greater. Homelessness, mental health and other issues are of concern to the public and we want to make it as simple as possible for people to support our work." reads the charity's website, "Power Up is an easy way for the thousands of people who enjoy games and gaming to put the fun into fundraising. We hope people will want to use Power Up to take their fundraising and gaming ability to the next level."
It's free to take part in the Power Up campaign, so if you've ever found yourself wishing you could help the homeless, why not turn your next sesh into a fundraiser? Alternatively, there's always the opportunity to donate.