The Ink-Stained Amazon’s Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks Day 12!

on December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

The final day of the guide is for the Geeky Philantropist – It’s The Geeks Give Back Edition!

Child’s Play Charity

Now in its seventh year, the Child’s Play charity provides games, toys, and movies to children through a network of over 70 hospitals worldwide, driven by the gaming culture and industry. As of this writing, they have raised over $1,183,000 (for 2010 alone!) to help make life a little bit more bearable and fun for kids dealing with serious illness. What’s more to say? Donate on behalf of your Gamer to this amazing and generous cause, knowing that you’re giving a child some much needed joy when they need it most.


Geek Girl Con is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture. Currently, Geek Girl Con needs seed money to kickstart their convention and organization. They’re looking to cover their first operational costs, venue, and early promotional materials. 100% of your donations go directly to Geek Girl Con. The organization hopes to make their Con happen in Seattle, Washington in 2011. Donations can be made through GeekGirlCon.

The History of the Universe as Told By Wonder Woman

The History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman from Corey Ohama on Vimeo.

From the site:

THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE AS TOLD BY WONDER WOMAN is an independent documentary feature that looks our culture’s obsessions with superheroes, using our longest running superheroine as a way of exploring how representations of female empowerment have evolved over time.
Examing contemporary culture for women and girls, with its emphasis on how girls and women look, rather than on what they do, the film probes why Wonder Woman has been reduced to a commodity—an icon on a bag, t-shirt or mug etc. How can women claim the action genre as their own, and create more liberating narratives than that of the dominant all-powerful masculine superhero? THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE AS TOLD BY WONDER WOMAN is a visually kinetic yet warmly witty film, harnessing the voices of literary critics, women writers, classicists, philosophers, impersonators, collectors, feminists and fanatics to explore our very gendered notions of “heroism” and “power.”

You can donate through the San Francisco Film Society.

Equality Now

A favorite charity of Browncoats everywhere – who hold annual screenings of Serenity to raise money for the organization,

Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Through its Women’s Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now, distributes information about human rights violations, takes action to protest these violations, and brings public attention to human rights violations against women.

Donations can be made through their site.

Other ways to give back include a museum membership – perhaps to the Geeky Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum in Seattle or the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

Also see [insertgeekhere]‘s list of Geeky Gifts that Give Back for more ideas!

Happy Geekmas to you all – I wish you Merry Holidays and a Wonderful Year!

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