This Friday will be the start of the heaviest shopping weekend of the year. People rush to get the best deals they can find and they will find plenty. Some will upgrade their DVDs to Blu-rays. Old games will be left on the shelf as gamers go for the new releases. The stack of old trade paperback comics will grow higher as readers opt for the latest collections or go for digital versions. So what happens to the old DVDs, video games, and comic books? Usually, they’ll be forgotten, sold on eBay, or traded in for store credit. But this is a time of year where we should not only give to our friends and family, but to those who would greatly appreciate the entertainment we no longer use.
As a volunteer working in the Family Library at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, I can tell you our selection of movies, video games, and comic books would be cherished more than you can know. While we treat this entertainment as a fun diversion, to patients and their families it’s a needed comfort and distraction. Hit the jump for details on how you can donate and help not only children and families this holiday season but for years to come.