Reminder: Donate to win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes
Enlarge / Just some of the prizes you can win in this year’s charity drive sweepstakes.

Kyle Orland

If you’ve been too busy reading about major game publisher leaks to take part in this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes, don’t worry. You still have time to donate to a good cause and get a chance to win your share of over $2,500 worth of swag (no purchase necessary to win).
So far, over 220 readers have contributed more than $19,000 to either the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child’s Play as part of the charity drive (EFF is still leading in the donation totals by nearly $6,000). That’s a long way from 2020’s record haul of over $58,000, but there’s still plenty of time until the Charity Drive wraps up on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

That doesn’t mean you should put your donation off, though. Do yourself and the charities involved a favor and give now while you’re thinking about it.

See below for instructions on how to enter and check out the Charity Drive kickoff post for a complete list of the available prizes.

How it works

Donating is easy. Simply donate to Child’s Play using PayPal or donate to the EFF using PayPal, credit card, or bitcoin. You can also support Child’s Play directly by picking an item from the Amazon wish list of a specific hospital on its donation page. Donate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with—every little bit helps.

Once that’s done, it’s time to register your entry in our sweepstakes. Just grab a digital copy of your receipt (a forwarded email, a screenshot, or simply a cut-and-paste of the text) and send it to [email protected] with your name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address by 11:59 pm ET Tuesday, January 2, 2024. (One entry per person, and each person can only win up to one prize. US residents only. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules for more information, including how to enter without donating. Also, refer to the Ars Technica privacy policy at

We’ll then contact the winners and have them choose their prize by January 31, 2024. Choosing takes place in the order the winners are drawn. Good luck!

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