WAYNE >> A local family who developed a Facebook game encouraging good habits and behavior presented a $5,000 check late last month to the Chadds Ford-based “Operation Warm” to help the organization purchase winter coats for kids in need.
The game, titled “A Better World,” is accessible to Facebook users and encourages players to do good things, such as give each other compliments, to encourage positive behavior. Players in the game even have the option of sending get well letters to kids undergoing hospital treatment around the world, said CEO Ray Hansell.
“It’s gaming for good causes,” he said.
Hansell and other owners of the game set a goal for the players — to perform one million good deeds in the game. If the players did, the organization and its partners would donate money to support Operation Warm.
Operation Warm’s goal is to provide winter coats for children in need, and according to Marketing Director Brock Clauser, the donation was much appreciated.
“Operation Warm is so grateful to have a partner like A Better World that believes in our mission to provide brand new winter coats to children in need,” he wrote in a prepared statement. “New coats not only help keep them warm, but increase their self esteem [sic] and reassure them that they are of value. It’s rare to find an organization like A Better World that at its core is so focused on doing good and making the world a better place. The partnership is a natural fit.”
Hansell said the players finished performing one million good deeds as the Winter Storm Jonas hit the east coast.
“This historic storm really drove home how high the stakes are for these kids in need,” he wrote in a prepared statement. “It’s our honor to help by harnessing the goodwill of our players to support this timely cause,” he said.
Officials said the donation would provide around 250 new coast of kids in need.
“We crossed the million good deed threshold just as the 2016 blizzard hit the east coast. This historic storm really drove home how high the stakes are for these kids in need. It’s our honor to help by harnessing the goodwill of our players to support this timely cause,” said A Better World CEO, Ray Hansell.
Read the full article here: Daily Local News