Hello Friends! We hope your holiday season is off to a good start! Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, and you’ve scoped out the deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’d like to bring your attention to a day that is near and dear to our hearts at Mox. Today is #GivingTuesday, an international day of charitable giving to highlight the important work that happens year-round through non-profits around the globe. Giving Tuesday also marks the start of an important time for Mox- it’s Giving Tree season!
What is the Giving Tree?
Our Giving Tree is a tradition we started at our Ballard location in 2012. We wanted to highlight the tremendous work that many of our local non-profits are doing every day to support families and individuals in need, while also providing an opportunity for our patrons to give in a significant and meaningful way. Each year, our in-house giving program, Engage, picks a local non-profit to be the beneficiary of our Giving Tree. These non-profits are ones that serve folks within our identified “Areas of Focus”- health/mental health, education, and community-building. We try to choose programs where we know they can use an ample supply of games, as well as specific (non-gaming) items from a wish list.
In our first year, we were blown away by the generosity of our patrons- all gifts from the tags on the tree were donated within three days! We quickly added more tags to the tree, and again, all wishes were fulfilled within the following week. Each year since donations have increased, and our patrons look forward to seeing how they might help fulfill a holiday wish or need. This is now our seventh year, and we look forward to witnessing the generosity of our fantastic gamer community, once again!
Donations benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
This year, we are focusing all of our donation drive efforts towards the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. This means that all the gifts received from both of our locations, Ballard and Bellevue, will go towards supporting and providing community-building games and activities for children and youth in our neighborhood clubs! Also, we are doing a company-wide donation drive for specific, on-going needs for books to add to their libraries.
How to get involved
There are several ways you can give this year-
- Purchase and donate an item listed on the tag from within our store
- Grab a tag with a specific (non-gaming) wish list item, purchase elsewhere, and return to our store before Dec. 15th
- Donate directly to Boys and Girls Clubs of King County Online
Both Mox Boarding House locations will be accepting donations through the 15th of December. Donations will be collected and delivered several times in the coming weeks.
As a thank you to our generous patrons, we will be giving donors a 20% off one item coupon that will be valid through February 2nd, 2020. In addition to our company-wide donation drive, Mox Engage will be donating $5 for every Giving Tree item fulfilled, big or small!
We hope your holidays are spent doing the things you love most. Thank you for helping to spread the holiday cheer for many families in our town!
Find out what else is happening at Mox this December here!
-See you at Mox