What is the Games for Life Campaign? The Games for Life Campaign is a donation in-kind opportunity for those looking to support CHEO by trading in their unused video games, trading cards or collectibles.
How does this work? Donations are made by delivering items to the nearest drop-off location in your community. Donated items are then processed at our sorting facility to determine a cash trade-in value. Cash proceeds can be split evenly between the donor (you), and CHEO, or to be sent in full to CHEO.
For an active list of drop-off locations please check our website:
How much do I get for my items? How much is donated to CHEO? Item trade-in values are assessed within one to four weeks of drop off by a team of pricing specialists. The trade-in value of your items are determined by a combination of item quality, rarity, condition and other factors to ultimately land on a final trade-in cash value. Final values are not guaranteed, and in some instances, items which are damaged or partially missing may result in zero trade-in value.
Cash payouts are then optionally paid in one of two ways:
- 50% of trade-in value is sent to donors by checking the mail with the other 50% of the trade in value being sent to CHEO.
- 100% of cash trade in value is sent directly to CHEO.
You may choose your payout option at the time of drop off.
Do you give donated items to kids at CHEO? No, this is a donation in-kind campaign. Items are donated to GT Games for contribution to the Games for Life Campaign. GT Games then generates a cash payout based on the assessed trade-in value which is sent to support the CHEO Foundation.
Who runs this campaign? The Games for Life Campaign is run by GT Games, a local game shop in Ottawa that specializes in selling new and used video games, trading cards, toys and collectables.
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