Help Madeleine Learn to Make Video Games

For: Madeleine Hendrix
Gastonia, NC
Organizer: Suzie Mason
Help Madeleine Learn to Make Video Games (Madeleine Hendrix)
$1,855
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 26 donors
74% Complete

The Story

My daughter, Madeleine, has the chance to go to an amazing camp called Girls Make Games. Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. The camp itself is $1000, but we have actually been approved for $500 in Financial Aid! So, that is a good chunk of help! 
Unfortunately, the closest this camp will be to us (or any other gaming camp) is in Durham, NC -- which is 2 1/2 hours away from us. The camp is conducted Mon-Fri, from 10:00-4:00, for 3 weeks. It sounds almost impossible to do! But, as parents, we have the time to put into this for her...just not the money. 
If we can raise $2500 for hotel stays, food, and the rest of the $500 tuition, Madeleine will be able to participate in a program that she truly wants to do and is insanely excited about!! Seriously, guys. If you saw her face, when I told her such a thing existed, you would melt into a puddle of goo. She has known about its existence for a couple months now, but, just yesterday, they sent me the email about receiving Financial Aid. 
Please, whatever you can contribute to make a little 7 year old girl's dream come true, we would be forever grateful! Not only was she accepted into the program, but she was accepted at an early age! Since she skips a grade in school for certain subjects, I was able to talk them into taking her, even though she is younger than the age limit. I can't give up now! 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 20, 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017

We're still getting there! I paid off the last of the $500 tuition today, so we are all set there! Thank you so much for all of the love so far. You guys are amazing. We could have never sent Madeleine to something like this without your help! This is something she will remember for the rest of her life. It's going to help her become a strong, independent woman who knows she can do anything she wants, without gender getting in the way. We can slowly change the industry, one little girl at a time!

Posted on June 20, 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017

We're still getting there! I paid off the last of the $500 tuition today, so we are all set there! Thank you so much for all of the love so far. You guys are amazing. We could have never sent Madeleine to something like this without your help! This is something she will remember for the rest of her life. It's going to help her become a strong, independent woman who knows she can do anything she wants, without gender getting in the way. We can slowly change the industry, one little girl at a time!

Posted on June 1, 2017

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Posted on June 1, 2017

I'm so excited!! We received the Parents' Guide packet to give us all of the details for the camp! I was unaware that we would need a laptop for her to use. Mike said that he has one for her to use, so I hope the specs for it are alright. If not, they give the option of borrowing a laptop for $5 per day. That would add another $75, but, like I said, I hope that Mike's laptop will do the trick. 

They also added in the Guide that they will be going on a Field Trip to Red Storm Entertainment in Cary, NC! Red Storm Entertainment is a subsidiary of Ubisoft and specializes in video games based on the works of writer Tom Clancy, who also co-founded the studio. How amazing is that?! So, Madeleine will be able to see the designers in action and talk to them! Plus, in the past, they have had great speakers such as Tim Schafer (who is in my top 3 designers!!!) and Kellee Santiago!! I am already so jealous of this opportunity! So, once again, thank you so much for helping us out with this camp. We have had $600 donated so far and we are just trucking right along! I made the first two payments of $300 towards tuition, thanks to you guys!!

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