This Event’s Chosen Charities

A part of the LANFest mission is to provide benefit and support to non-profit organizations. We’d like to take a moment to discuss the organizations that will receive the benefits from ticket sales at Laclede’s LAN.

St. Louis Byteworks

St. Louis ByteWorks is built on the idea that everyone deserves the chance to pursue their dreams. The program is dedicated to helping vulnerable children between 8 and 17 years old improve their computer literacy.

The foundation of St. Louis Byte Works is the Earn-a-Computer program, which gives kids the chance to earn a complete computer system while they complete a six-week course covering a wide range of topics, including internet safety, word processing and even programming.

St. Louis Byteworks will be to collecting gently used, but working computer hardware at Laclede’s LAN. This hardware is used with their Earn-a-Computer program that helps local kids learn the skills to successfully operate a computer, gain experience with various types of software, learn some networking skills, and learn how to safely search the Internet and send and receive E-mail.

To learn more about St. Louis ByteWorks programs and community involvement, click here.

Child’s Play

Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 100 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.

Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.

Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience

To learn more about Child’s Play click here.