Archive for 2021
May 3, 2021 12:43 pm
Posted by: Andrew

Desert Bus for Hope 2021 Craft-Along Submissions are now Live!

Do you paint? Sew? Crochet? Use found objects to create adorable sculptures of creatures and characters from your favourite games? Any number of other things that one can consider crafty? Are you interested in being a part of this year’s Desert Bus? Well I have good news for you, because it’s that time again!

As of today, May 3rd, submissions for the Desert Bus 2021 Craft-Along are now officially open. We’re inviting crafters of all backgrounds to consider crafting & donating a wonderful prize to help Desert Bus For Hope raise money for Child’s Play this year. Crafters will have until May 24th to get their proposals in, so that we can review what folks are interested in doing & get back to you soon with enough time to complete your crafts. We’re excited to see what our community comes up with, but because we get so many incredible applications, submissions will be limited to one item per crafter. We appreciate the enthusiasm, but we’d like everyone to have a chance.

We’re hoping to have all submissions reviewed & provide our wonderful crafters with a response by May 31st. Once that’s sorted, our accepted crafters can start crafting those masterpieces! The deadline for receipt of finished crafts this year will be September 30th. The earlier you can get your item in, the easier you make things for our prize team!

If you’re new to the Craft-Along, and have a great idea for a craft, the process is simple: just click here to get to the Craft-Along submissions page and fill out the form!  We’ll need your contact information, a description of your proposed craft, and a few other pieces of info.

The Desert Bus For Hope Craft-Along community is full of incredibly kind and gifted people who give so much of themselves, and for that we continue to be eternally grateful. It’s folks like you who make Desert Bus what it is, a positive gathering of people from across the world to help kids be kids.

The entire Desert Bus team thanks you, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible work you put together this year!

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January 16, 2021 1:15 pm
Posted by: Matthews

We thought we were done. We thought we had parked the bus for the year. But then. Oh, but then. After all of the numbers were crunched for this year, with all of your generous donations, all of your merch purchases, and one last Fangamer drop for t-shirt sales, we realized something. We figured out that we raised a total of…

$1,052,902.40

That’s right, 2020 is the year that we broke one million dollars raised for Child’s Play. There were tears, y’all. Thank you all so, so much. 2020 was a rough year, and for you all to show this much amazing generosity floors us. You all did so much to help an amazing cause. We go live and act ridiculous, but you all make the donations for The Children. Each year, we are staggered by what you do. Thank you. You even got us to bus one more hour, bringing us up to a record breaking 165 hours!

As a reminder, if you want to re-watch your favorite moments, check out our youtube, and keep an eye on our social media for news on next year’s run. We’ll be posting there before you know it.

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We’ll see you next year. For real, this time.
Thank you, we love you all.

January 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Posted by: Tim

#DBToMe.

Throughout Desert Bus for Hope 2020, we asked you to share what Desert Bus and Child’s Play means to them, and what impact these have had on your life. We’ve been honored by the numerous voices that shared their feelings and experiences using the hashtag #DBToMe on Twitter.

Today, as we celebrate the historic milestone of raising $1,000,000 in one year for Child’s Play, we wanted to take one more opportunity to highlight you, our community, and your experiences. In case you missed a previous post, here’s a link to some of the other highlights we shared throughout this year’s run…

Nov. 15th | Nov. 16th | Nov. 18th | Nov. 19th

As always, thanks to you for being a part of our community and your support of Child’s Play! Let’s wrap things up with a few additional highlights from the year (posted in November 2020)…