Impact Points Challenge
Do something with all the Impact Points you earn playing games and help organizations contributing to the common good during COVID-19.
Spend as many points as you want. Every two weeks, donations will be made to the organizations earning the most points. Then your points will start over and a new challenge will begin. The more you play the greater your impact can be.
Here’s how you can make an impact:
Repeat steps 1-4 as many times as you’d like! Give all your points to one charity or split them up among all three. At the end of two weeks, we’ll tally up the Impact Points, and make a donation to the charities receiving the most points. Then we’ll start again. Your points will restart too, so keep coming back and watch your impact grow.
Here are the organizations we are donating to:
June 10-July 3
Congratulations to Direct Relief, the winner of Challenge 1! Donations will be sent to all three of our participating organizations based on the total points.
Direct Relief is an aid organization, active in all 50 states and 80+ countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. They are getting protective gear and critical care medications to as many health workers as possible, with emergency deliveries leaving daily for medical facilities nationwide.
NAFC addresses the needs of America’s medically underserved and 1,400+ free and charitable clinics that serve them. Their members’ COVID-19 response efforts include providing patients with vital medication and food, developing telehealth programs, doing COVID-19 screening and testing, and keeping patients healthy and out of emergency departments.
Partners In Health is a global healthcare non-profit organization. It is leveraging its deep experience in treating infectious disease outbreaks and responding to emergencies worldwide to help protect patients, communities, and staff against COVID-19 through the initiation of safe testing, triage, and isolation at PIH-supported health facilities.
Congratulations to Americares, the winner of Challenge 2! Donations will be sent to all three of our participating organizations based on the total points.
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Americares is delivering critically needed medicines and supplies for health workers in COVID-19 hot spots worldwide. They are also training health workers in infection prevention and control, mental health and psychosocial support and disaster preparedness.
YMCA Youth and Government™ is a nationwide civic engagement and servant leadership program that provides students in middle school, high school, and college with the opportunity to represent and serve their communities through model government, leadership and professional development, advocacy, and service-learning.
Junior State of America (JSA) is the largest student run organization for high school students in the country. Each year, we educate and prepare over 13,000 students for lifelong involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. By donating impact points to JSA you will be helping to provide opportunities for students to take part in our programs.
July 27-August 14
Congratulations to Girls Who Code, the winner of Challenge 3! Donations will be sent to all three of our participating organizations based on the total points.
Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, and leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the skills needed to pursue 21st-century careers. They have reached 500 million people through their work and 300,000 girls through in-person programming. Follow on social media @GirlsWhoCode.
Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. In partnership with educators around the globe, we are creating the next generation of leaders who will build a world based on knowledge and compassion, the foundation for more democratic, equitable, and just societies.
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide holistic support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools are prepared with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their communities.