Mar 07, 2017

March Charity of the Month - Allergy Bright Communities

Food allergies are very common in the United States. With roughly 15 million Americans suffering from food allergies, including many Hammers here in the studio, it’s an issue that we care about deeply and that affects a large portion of the population.That’s why we’re raising money this month for Allergy Bright Communities (ABC) by hosting an in-studio poker tournament. ABC is a Bay Area nonprofit organization committed to researching and raising awareness about food allergies and the dangers pr...

Feb 08, 2017

February Charity of the Month - Peninsula Humane Society

Here at Sledgehammer Games, we feel it’s important to give not just to you, our fans and the video game community, but to our Bay Area community as well. That’s why, this month we are collecting donations for the Peninsula Humane Society of San Mateo County. There are hundreds of pets in need of homes in California, and so we want to help our local Humane Society do all it can to help keep these animals safe and happy so they can find new families.Our fuzzy friends need our help, so we’re collec...

Dec 07, 2016

December Charity of the Month: Toys for Tots

The holidays are here, time to spread good cheer! All bad rhymes aside, we really do love the holidays. It’s a time to take a break, relax with loved ones, and if you’re lucky, get out and play in some snow! It’s also a time to reflect and be grateful for all that we have, and to think of those who have less and try to help make their holidays merry.For December’s Charity of the Month, we are honored to team up with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to donate gifts to children this ...

Nov 16, 2016

Our Annual Day of Service

Here at Sledgehammer Games, we honor and respect our country’s veterans. Oftentimes, after returning from duty, veterans experience hardships most of us can’t possibly imagine. Upon returning from service, It’s hard to find work, earn a living wage, and sometimes they are left homeless or without basic necessities. Many of them have families they must provide for and don’t always know where to turn for help. That’s why each year, Activision organizes a Day of Service to help serve veterans and f...

Nov 09, 2016

November Charity of the Month: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

What are you thankful for? Your friends, your family, your pet, your house? Here at Sledgehammer Games, we’re thankful for many things, too. Thankful to be a part of the Call of Duty franchise, thankful for our hardworking developers, our spacious studio, our team activities, our daily coffee and snacks, our supportive community here in the Bay Area and across the globe, and especially you, our fans. November is a month for giving thanks, but it’s also a great month to give back to the community...

Oct 13, 2016

SHG OCTOBER CHARITY: COMPASS SF

We love Halloween. It’s the first of a three-month-long string of holidays and celebrations around the world. Most of us remember dressing up as our favorite superhero or fantasy character and running up and down the streets with our siblings and friends, knocking on doors and awaiting candy or fruit while our parents chaperoned. Halloween is an especially magical time for kids. For families facing economic hardships and homelessness, however, Halloween can be extremely saddening and stressful. ...

Jun 23, 2016

SHG June & July Charity: CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)

We’re pleased to announcing our partnership with (CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) for the months of June and July.

Jun 23, 2016

SHG June & July Charity: CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)

We’re pleased to announcing our partnership with (CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) for the months of June and July.

Mar 21, 2016

SHG March Charity: Hearts for Binghams

We’re proud to announce that our Monthly Studio Charity for March is Hearts for Binghams – a fundraiser supporting the Bingham Family and their ongoing medical and travel needs. As a Bay Area development studio, we’re committed to helping out those in need and the Bingham Family is in dire need of our support. In short, three out of five of their children have been affected by rare heart disorders requiring huge medical expenses, travel, and heart transplants. To support their fundraising effort...

Feb 04, 2016

SHG February Charity: Veterans Recovery Center, Palo Alto

We’re extremely excited to announce that our Monthly Studio Charity for February is the Palo Alto Veterans Recovery Center, located down the road in San Jose. As a Bay Area development studio, we’re committed to improving the community around us and the VRC helps Veterans with serious mental illness reclaim their lives, learn life skills, and much more. With few exceptions, they offer services for Vets free of charge and we’re raising money at the studio all month to support their efforts. We’re...

May 06, 2015

SHG CHARITY OF THE MONTH: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCO

As a studio, one of the things close to our heart is giving back to the community. We’ve participated with a lot of different charities and organizations over the last few years, and to go along with Earth Day, we participated with our local Surfrider Foundation for a Beach Clean-up day. A group of Hammers from our Studio headed out to Ocean Bean in San Francisco on Sunday morning to help keep the beach and waters clean so they may be enjoyed for many years to come. One of the initiatives of our...

Oct 16, 2014

JOIN SLEDGEHAMMER AS WE PLAY GAMES FOR EXTRA LIFE

Giving back to the community has always been one of the core studio values at our studio. Each month, we highlight a particular charity as a studio, but when October rolls around, our focus has always been on Extra Life. We are proud to be a participant again this year raising money once again for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All of the funds raised through our studio page will benefit the children at our local CMNH, the Oaklands Children’s Hospital & Research Center. This will be our f...

Dec 15, 2013

SHG December Charity: Family Giving Tree

The holidays are an extremely important time of year for the developers at Sledgehammer Games. Whether it be catching up with family, logging a few more hours of sleep than we're used to, or giving back to the community around us we're determined to get the most out of it. This year, we've decided to team up with Family Giving Tree - a nonprofit organization that helps give gifts to underprivileged children in the Bay Area. The best part of the charity is that they interview the children beforeh...

Oct 07, 2013

Sledgehammer Games is Going Big for Extra-Life 2013

This year we're going all out for Extra Life 2013 by throwing a 25-hour gaming marathon at the studio that starts on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. All the proceeds benefit Extra Life and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In 2011 we raised $5000, 2012 we raised over $10,000, and this year we're supersizing our goal to $15,000 to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. CMN tirelessly works to aid children with common childhood afflictions and life threatening challenges such ...

Sep 29, 2013

SHG Charity of the Month: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Mutt Strut

For our August charity last month, a group of Hammers donated their time to the annual Mutt Strut to raise awareness of the animals at the Peninsula Humane Association and SPCA. The money donated from the studio went directly to benefit the Hope Program which saves approximately 200 animals a month. In addition to money and time, the Sledgehammer Games studio team donated blankets, towels, and toys to animals waiting for permanent homes. The event ended the month long fundraising initiative for ...