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Penny Arcade charity fund drive raises $1 million

This year’s “Penny Arcade Child’s Play” charity fundraiser has raised over $1 million dollars. The annual fundraiser began in 2003 as a way of raising money to improve the lifestyle of children around the world.

From an article in Softpedia, Mike Krahulik, co-creator of Penny Arcade, was quoted as saying:

“This is Child’s Play’s seventh year, and this is the fastest we have ever gotten to the million dollar mark. Considering everything that’s going on [with the economy], that’s just astounding.”

Community Comments

#1 patric lewandowski
December/8/2009
@ 12:42 pm

huh. too bad there’s no money involved in webcomics ever. ;-)

#2 Scott Metzger
December/8/2009
@ 1:05 pm

That is amazing.

#3 Tony Piro
December/8/2009
@ 2:24 pm

That is so awesome.

Just to emphasize, this ISN’T $1 million since 2003. This is just THIS year! In 2007 they raised $1.3 million and in 2008 they raised $1.4 million.

#4 Chad Welch
December/8/2009
@ 5:11 pm

Way to go guys. That is quite an achievement in ANY industry, comics or otherwise. Good stuff. ^_^

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