Receiving a new iPad or iMac this holiday season would be a gift few of us would reject. Of course, we all know that giving is more important than receiving. With this in mind, 12 developers have joined together to pledge 25 percent of the sales of 12 of their apps, after Apple’s 30 percent cut, to two charities. These are Child’s Play and Doctors Without Borders.

The developers include: Acceleroto, Celsius Game Studios, Fargoal, Godzi Lab, GRL Games, Imangi Studios, Magicule, One Man Left, Pixelocity Software, Retro Dreamer, and Sykhronics Entertainment.

The apps are for iPhone/iPod touch: Christmas Air Hockey, Sword of Fargoal, Tilt to Live, Harbor Master, Disc Drivin’, iBlast Moki, Galcon Labs, and Full Deck Word Games. Universal apps include Velocispider, Trainyard and Red Nova. Smiles HD is the iPad-only app.

Child’s Play, according to its Mission Statement, “seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play.” Doctors Without Borders provides medical assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

We encourage our readers to download a few or all of the mentioned apps this month. Your contribution will help people in need.