Yes, nerds can be good people too. The creators of Penny Arcade have set up a great charity and the best part is that we here in the Milwaukee area can participate.
Child's Play is "a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 60 hospitals worldwide". With the help of hospital staff, they have set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital’s list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital - right here in Milwaukee you can buy toys for Children's Hospital at the online store here.