Microsoft Employees Can Help Us Provide Custom Game Controllers for Wounded Veterans!
Are you a Microsoft employee with a 3D printer?
Do you want to volunteer your “maker” skills toward helping gamers with disabilities?
We could use your help!
Who we are:
Warfighter Engaged is a small non-profit that serves a large number of veterans and civilians with disabilities. We provide custom game controllers to veterans completely free of charge. Our veteran program is funded primarily by donations, or from the small profit margin we make selling peripherals on our SHOP page (https://warfighterengaged.org/shop).
Why Support our mission?
Veterans often identify being able to play video games as a crucial part of the way they spend time, destress, and “hang out” with friends and family. Following a life-changing injury, the ability to play video games becomes even more important. Warfighter Engaged’s mission is to bring the joy of gaming back to injured veterans or any gamer with a disability in need of adaptive controls.
3D printing and hardware creation takes time. Our team consists of one engineer who creates the hundreds of peripherals that are requested from us monthly. We are often at capacity and have difficulty serving the veterans and civilians in need of our help. By volunteering your time and skills to help us create 3D printed hardware, we will be able to more easily serve a larger population of veterans and gamers with disabilities.
How you can help:
1. Print and create!
We will send you the CAD files and hardware specifications on how to make one of our custom peripherals. When completed, you can mail it back to us and we will send it to a veteran in need or a customer who has recently placed an order off of our SHOP site. Please email email@example.com to get started!
*For every hour you spend making hardware, Microsoft will make a matching donation of $25 toward our organization.
Donate your time and/or hours at aka.ms/give2warfighter and Microsoft will match your donation!
Monetary donations go toward:
Cost of hardware fabrication materials (3D printer filament, electrical wiring, buttons, arduino boards)
Cost of travel to a veterans home to determine which adaptive hardware they need to game or set up their new gaming rig!