Make Room for Kids

Make Room for Kids

Make Room for Kids (MR4K) began as a social media-driven fundraising effort by That’s Church blogger Virginia Montanez designed to bring gaming to sick children in medical facilities. Local Microsoft employees heard about the effort and decided to lend their support. The money raised through MR4K campaigns is used to provide Xbox consoles, kiosks, controllers and games to medical facilities chosen by Virginia and her readers. MR4K is now an official extension of the Austin’s Playroom Project at the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Learn more about how MR4K started here.

Make Room for KidsThe 2014 beneficiary was the the Cardiology Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), and the Trauma, Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

This latest install brings us to over 150 XBOX units installed and over $125,000 in total donations to Make Room for Kids programs since its inception. We have outfitted the transplant unit, the adolescent medicine/”Frequent Fliers” unit, the oncology unit, the oncology transfusion unit, the CICU, the Cardiac Step Down unit, and the trauma/ortho unit at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, as well as the pediatric unit at Allegheny General, and the entirety of The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center.  

To find out more information about Make Room for Kids or make a donation, click here.