"Gary Gygax was not only the inventor of Dungeons and Dragons, he was a humanitarian as well. Over the years, Mr. Gygax donated money to one of his favorite charities, The Christian Children's Fund. If you haven't heard of it, Christian Children's Fund was one of the first organizations to solicit money from donations for the purpose of supporting a poor child in another country. After his death earlier this year, many gamers donated to the fund in honor of Mr. Gygax's memory
At this year's Gen-Con, a sum of $17,000 was raised for the purpose of donating to the Christian Children's Fund but shockingly, the money was turned down by the charity. Why? Apparently they would not accept it since a portion of the money came from the sales of Dungeons and Dragons accoutrement. It seems a bit odd that they would accept money from the father of Dungeons and Dragons himself, but not the money raised at Gen-Con but unfortunately that's how it went.
Mr Gygax's work with D&D has had a profound effect on the game industry and its rules and mechanics inform many of the games we play today from Fallout 3 to World of Warcraft. So if you're thinking of donating to a charity this season, consider Child's Play or any one of the other deserving charities out there. Just avoid Christian Children's Fund as evidently our dirty gamer money isn't good enough for them."
*Taken from an article on GayGamer.net*