Xbox promise to match up to $250k in charity donations to veteran support group

By Heidi Nicholas,
Xbox are now running a $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge. They'll match every dollar donated, up to a limit of $250,000, until March 31st. The challenge is in support of OSD; an organisation aiming to improve the lives of active military and veterans through community engagement.

Xbox $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge

OSD works to improve the mental health and well being of active military members, veterans, and their families. They aim to help veterans adjust to civilian life, and to boost the morale of those deployed away from home. Working with local communities, they arrange programs such as physical fitness, family outings, and sporting events. The donations from Xbox's Matching Gift Challenge will go towards helping deployed troops around the world, and "provide much-needed morale boosts to those who wear the uniform in the form of video games, tabletop games, coffee and more". In the US, donations from the campaign will go towards helping OSD to "outfit gear and activations for more than 50 OSD partnered recreation and community centers for thousands of active military, veterans and their families." The challenge's site says that Xbox and OSD have partnered before, and will do so again in the future. This current challenge runs until the end of March, and you can register here and donate here.

OSD's mission is to "enable veterans to thrive through community engagement". They follow their Veteran Support Ecosystem, with three steps made up of Social Connectivity, Professional Development, and Community Service. "The OSD Ecosystem is always at the core of what we do", their site reads. "Always at work, ensuring service-members, veterans and their families have support services that are relevant to their evolving needs over time and sustainable for a family unit to thrive." Xbox's current Matching Gift Challenge has just started, and will run until March 31st.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!