Category: Charity Interviews

Real Women of Gaming: Talking about Three Events that are Making a Difference

“Several of us are bullying and suicide survivors. We still face bullies as adults. Suicide is the second leading cause of death from 10 to 34. That is unacceptable and we want to do what we can to help in anyway possible.” Margot Shenton, speaking about You’re Not Alone I had the pleasure of speaking with Margot of Real Women…

Reflecting on Extra Life 2019: An Interview with Joe Madigan

“The kids. It’s as simple as that. I have 3 of my own with one on the way. I want to know that if something were to happen to them, there would be amazing people out there supporting us in our time of need.” -Joe Madigan, speaking on why he supports Extra Life. I had the pleasure speaking with Joe…

Five12: An Interview with Brooke Favero

“Volunteering in the community has been part of my upbringing and I want to instill it in my children as well…It’s an easy and deeply rewarding way to serve in our community.” -Brooke Favero Brooke Favero took the time to talk with me on September 30th, 2019 about Five12, an organization that helps feed the children of Salt Lake City,…

The Brown House: An Interview with James Hudson

“They did this alone, just their family with 2 small children. They were rejected and ridiculed, but when you look at the thriving community there today, I think they would tell you that all those hard years were worth it.” -James Hudson I spoke with James via E-mail about The Brown House on October 2nd, 2019. TheCharityBoardGamer: Can you tell…

An Interview with DeeJay Fox

“We raised $4592.76 that went directly to the Children’s Shelter. This year we will do more.” DeeJay Fox I had the pleasure of speaking with DeeJay on September 25th about NEAGamefest, an event where proceeds help out a local Children’s Shelter in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. TheCharityBoardGamer: DeeJay, thank you so much for meeting with me today. Tell us about yourself…

An Interview with Max Holliday

“Years later when my sister and then my brother passed, I remember my friends picking me up having a game night. It was those moments that remind me why games are so important in my life.” -Max Holliday I had the pleasure speaking with Max Holliday about the Youth Resource Center on September 23rd, 2019. TheCharityBoardGamer: Max, thank you so…

An Interview with Rob Kalajian

“…a charity that focuses on reducing the stigma of mental health issue and also provides support for those who need it… -Robert C Kalajian Jr Rob took the time to talk with me on September 12th, 2019 about the board game hobby and Take This, an organization that helps with mental health and anxiety that occur in conventions and other…

Interview with Ruel Gaviola

“It’s our way of giving back to the community and it’s also a way for us to stay in touch with our cultural heritage.” -Ruel Gaviola Ruel Gaviola and I spoke on September 9th, 2019 about the hobby and about SIPA, an organization that helps Pilipino Americans. TheCharityBoardGamer: Ruel, thank you so much for meeting with me today. Tell us…