Child's Play raised $3.5 million in 2011

Child's Play announced today the charity received $3,512,345 in donations in 2011, easily besting the $2.2 million from the prior year. The goal for 2012 is to reach $3.5 million again, a goal it should be able to hit if gamers keep giving at the same exponential rate they have been for nearly a decade.

Child's Play was founded in 2003 when the charity first sent a truck of toys to Seattle Children's Hospital and now supports over 80 hospitals worldwide. A recent charity gala helped raise $351,000 for the group that donates toys, games and cash to hospitalized children -- oh, and someone got a sweet life-sized (non-functional) Half-Life Gravity Gun.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.