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GRAPEVINE, TX — GameStop announced that it will once again be accepting donations at its GameStop and ThinkGeek stores nationwide from November 2 to November 30 for two military charities: The Call of Duty Endowment (the Endowment), which funds best in class nonprofits that help veterans earn high quality jobs and raises awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace; and Snowball Express, which serves the children and families of America’s fallen military service members.
Starting November 2nd, GameStop and ThinkGeek guests can help give thanks for our nation’s veterans and their families by donating at the point-of-purchase when shopping at any GameStop or ThinkGeek store, or gamestop.com. The Endowment and Snowball Express will directly benefit from each donation collected, with 100% of all donations being split equally between the two charities. PowerUp Rewards members who donate $1 or more during this time, will receive triple reward points on the donation amount only.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of GameStop’s partnership with the Endowment. Since 2012, GameStop has helped the Endowment place more than 4,500 veterans transitioning back into civilian life, in meaningful jobs through raising donations and the sale of various Call of Duty branded merchandise.
“Over the last five years, GameStop and its guests have helped the Call of Duty Endowment fund the placement of over 4,500 veterans in rewarding jobs. That represents an entire Brigade of vets,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director for the Endowment. “Without GameStop and its guests’ partnership, getting the resources to do the important work of helping vets find jobs wouldn’t be possible.”
This marks the second year GameStop has launched an in store campaign benefitting Snowball Express. The charity uses the donations to host the largest gathering in the world of children who have all lost a parent while serving our country. More than 1,700 children and surviving spouses attend the annual five-day holiday program dedicated to help them heal, create hope and happy memories.
About the Call of Duty Endowment
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit foundation founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.
About Snowball Express
Snowball Express, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves the children and families of America’s fallen military heroes. Our mission is to honor America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. By connecting these families we champion their children’s future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, education, and communal healing. To learn more about Snowball Express, visit: www.snowballexpress.org.
GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. GameStop also offers fans a wide variety of pop vinyl toys, collectibles, board games and more. Through GameStop’s unique buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit.
(NOTE: The above press release is from GameStop.)