Our Mission:

Heart Meter is a nonprofit that donates video games to children's hospitals.

My name is Andrew Jenkins, I'm the founder of Heart Meter. Hear my story in my words here, or keep reading below:

Why video games?

I grew up on video games. From receiving a Gameboy for my 5th birthday to still attending LAN parties regularly today, video games are a big part of my life. Some of my closest bonds have either been formed, or solidified from gaming. I know as well as anyone the positive impact games can have on someone’s life.

Meet Chris.

Chris is my hero. Chris is a young man that is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the 3rd time. He, like many kids his age, enjoys playing video games.

"I like the sports games. You can play the way you would like, like the icons you watch on TV, and you can pretend to be them for a little bit. It’s a good way to get sucked into a different world."
-- Chris West

Recently there was an article in the local paper about Chris, he was asking people to donate used video games to the treatment center. Most of the games were old and out of date, and that the kids wished for newer titles. This is the gap I’m hoping to fill. I believe that with generous donations from the community that I can buy new, or slightly used games in bulk much more efficiently.

This is where you come in.

I can’t cure cancer. But with your help, we can help the bravest of us forget about their battle for a little while and let them be kids again. This is why I founded Heart Meter and this is why I’m asking you to join me.