For over 75 years, Children International has been providing critical assistance to children and families struggling in terrible poverty. Through one-to-one child sponsorship program, Children International reduces the burden of poverty on impoverished children, invests in their potential, and provides them with opportunities to grow up healthy, educated, and prepared to succeed and contribute to society.
Blastoff Comics stocks both current comics and graphic novels as well as an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, providing customers with rarities that they just cannot find anywhere else. What truly makes Blastoff and its owners stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. Throughout the year, a portion of all of their proceeds is donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. On Free Comic Book Day this year, with any donation made toward Blastoff’s sponsorship of Children International, Blastoff will offer its customers half that amount in store credit on their next visit, allowing the store and its customers to become partners in the sponsorship of these children struggling against poverty.
“It’s always been important to us that our company be more than just an entity that sells things,” said Blastoff Comics CEO and co-owner Jud Meyers. “We try to reach out and be of use to our community, and this way we can do so to the global community as well.”
“Free Comic Book Day is so important to our industry, in helping spread the word about the art form I’ve pretty much dedicated my life to,” added Blastoff CCO and co-owner Scott Tipton. “We love giving out comics to the community every year, and now we can team up with the community to give a little something back.”
If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff on Saturday, May 3rd (from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.), meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both Children International and local business owners by picking up a few comics. As the Blastoff website says, "Comics can make saving the world look easy." By shopping at Blastoff, it has never been easier to save the world, one comic book at a time.
If you have a volunteer opportunity or an important cause that could use the assistance of a few geeks, please email the details to barbra (at) fanboycomics.net.