Video Games can Educate, Entertain, and Inspire

Family playing video game in living room

Since 2003, our founders created and have run organizations in the video game industry that have resulted in satisfied customers all over the World. In 2013 Video Game Palooza was created as a way to give back and create awareness of several pressing challenges facing the video game industry such as STEM Research, STEM Learning, and increasing diversity in the game industry by increasing the number of women in the field.

We’ve set up and organized the Video Game Palooza Foundation, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages by utilizing video games and interactive technologies, and by offering education, awareness, and activism within the world of video games.

Video Game Palooza is a non-profit 501c3 foundation dedicated to motivating interest in STEM research and learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.

We accomplish this by developing STEM-based video games, creating video game products that raise money and awareness for worthwhile charitable organizations, and elevating awareness of the need for diversity in the video game industry.

One way we have accomplished this is by creating interactive video games and kiosks by providing both new and refurbished video game cabinets to organizations who serve our youth. To make this happen, first game cabinets and kiosks are donated to Video Game Palooza by individuals and organizations, and they are then refurbished by both repairing any cosmetic damage and installing new age-appropriate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational software.  Finally, organizations to which these consoles are given are chosen on the basis of educational need.

Video Game Palooza works in two ways: Events and Donations.

EVENTS

We started out by creating events for the largest Children’s Museum in the world – the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. At these events we set up video game and interactive exhibits that are made possible through our donor partners. These events are fun, interactive events for kids of all ages. Our events are continually expanding and have grown into classroom programs and other engaging corporate events.

DONATIONS

This is all made possible with the help of generous donors, like you, who see our worth in helping kids.  We accept donations of both cash and video games of all kinds. Donations are used to fund our public events and all of our other educational programs. With the cash donations, we are able to have the resources it takes to put on educational video game events and classes.  With the video games that are donated, we are able to provide video games, new consoles, peripherals, interactive games, and software for qualifying organizations such as missions, community centers, hospitals, and therapy facilities.

These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment while interacting with their peers, friends, and family.  In many cases of high needs, these donations can help provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience. We accept both anonymous and specific ‘named’ donations in which we donate on your behalf.

Please help today by choosing one or many of the following options:

  • Donate your funds.
  • Donate video games.
  • Donate your time.
  • Register as a community organization in need of donations.
  • Register today as an individual in need of donations.

Make a difference in someone’s life today using the power of video games!

CONTACT US

Feel free to contact us at services@videogamepalooza.org and someone will get back to you within 1 hour on the same business day if the request comes in by 4pm EST.