Buying software from select Mac developers on December 7th, 2006 will do more than just add another icon to your Applications folder. It'll make the holidays a little nicer for sick kids in children's hospitals all over the world by providing them with toys, games and other seasonably charitable goodness.
A group of independent Mac developers are donating all of the proceeds from their sales of select applications on December 7 to Child's Play is a Seattle-based charity started in 2003 by the guys at Penny Arcade, the
gaming company folks who make the gaming-oriented webcomic (thanks for the correction, Samuel!). All you need to do is buy the apps, just as you normally would. Your contributions will help make a kid's life a little cheerier, and you'll get some great software in the process.
There are some really great titles, too, so if you were considering treating yourself to some cool software, Dec 7 (tomorrow, for most of us) is the day to do it. Heck, you could even continue the spirit of giving by buying an app or two as a gift for someone else. Software Stocking Stuffers anyone?
The complete list of participating Developers and their participating apps are listed on Ironcoder. Highlights include iRooster, Billable, Freeze Frame, VoodooPad, HoudahSpot, LifeBoat, iDictionary and more!
This is a great effort for a great cause and I applaud the participating developers for their efforts.