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Ashland Game Shop Fundraiser Exceeds Original Goal

Funagain Games in Ashland is raising money to give back to victims of the Almeda Fire that devastated parts of Jackson County. The game shop is selling new and used donated games. The money raised is then turned into $30 gift cards that are distributed to victims of the fires.

Store Manager Erica Sanders says the business felt this was a more direct way to give back directly to the victims instead of just donating the money.

With those gift cards, people can buy two games at 40% off, plus the $30 total of the gift card.

"We are making those gift certificates $30 and giving 40% off two games with that," said Sanders. I dropped 33 (gift certificates) off to Phoenix last week and I'm dropping more off at OSF today."

The original goal was to raise around $1500, but Sanders says Funagain Games met that goal on Wednesday, September 30th, and now the new target is $3000.

Sanders came up with the idea after remembering the success of a used game sale earlier this year. With help from the Funagain Games warehouse in Medford donating 30 games, the Almeda Fire Relief Game Drive was started in mid-September.

"When we started, we had about 30 games donated from the warehouse guys, and that has grown to over 200 throughout the fundraiser," said Sanders.

The fundraiser continues until October 18th.