When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


Happy Friday, everyone!  In this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanboy Comics would like to highlight an incredible project with a wonderfully positive message that was initiated by photographer Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography.  In 2012, Bergeron created The Superhero Project, where she would work with special-needs children who dressed up to show off their inner superhero in order to help them feel confident and strong while raising awareness about children with disabilities or other challenges.  In the following interview, I chat with Bergeron regarding her photography work, the inspiration for The Superhero Project, how more families and photographers can get involved, and more!

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


For fans of the VH1 show, Hit the Floor, many were excited to see the recently released teaser trailer for Season 3, which will launch in 2016.  Many fans may not know, though, that Hit the Floor's Devil Girl Dancer, Courtney Galiano, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. It affects people in the prime of their lives, between the ages of 20 and 50, and there is currently no cure.  Instead of letting it get her down, Courtney is fighting back with the help of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Team Hit the Floor.  By forming Team Hit the Floor, Courtney, her friends, and her supporters hope to mobilize people and resources to raise money to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS, and they hope that you'll join them to become a part of the solution!

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


For the month of May each year, organizations across the globe venture to raise awareness for mental health and well-being issues.  Given that one in four adults (approximately 61.5 million Americans) and 46.3 percent of 13-18 year olds experiences mental illness in a given year, an earnest effort is needed to provide these individuals with high-quality, lasting mental health care and also to end the inequalities that face people experiencing mental health problems. For that reason, this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help focuses on the incredible efforts of Project UROK, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before.  Project UROK recently partnered with actor/writer/producer Wil Wheaton and The A.V. Club to share Wheaton's own experience with generalized anxiety disorder and chronic depression, and they offer a number of opportunities and programs for you to get involved.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


This week saw celebrated the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic thriller, Jaws, and fans nationwide were treated to select screenings of the 1975 summer blockbuster in movie theatres across the US, courtesy of Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  For that reason, this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help focuses on Shark Savers, an organization that recently merged with the non-profit WildAid to save sharks and mantas through building awareness, education, and action. While Jaws made the Great White Shark a household name, many remain unaware of the human dangers that threaten to further diminish their rapidly dwindling population.  With your help, Shark Savers' mission can reach greater audience and serve to greater impact the health and future of sharks!

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


At Fanboy Comics, we strive to bring talented artists and worthwhile opportunities to our readers.  We hope that these efforts assist creative people in dong what they love while also offering the chance for fans of all geekdoms to discover and support new properties, furthering the importance and value of the arts in our lives.  For that reason, this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help focuses on local LA rock band Love and a .38, which will be soon be donating an instrument from their personal reserve to Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood’s world-famous memorabilia collection in conjunction with a charity raffle and performance to benefit local charity Adopt the Arts.  Be sure to read on to find out how you can help in the momentous occasion by celebrating and advancing arts education.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


In this week's edition of Geek's Care: How You Can Help, we want to shine a spotlight on the incredible effort being made by comic book creators worldwide to spread international awareness of the United Nations’ upcoming Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These goals will be set by world leaders in September 2015, acting as a “to-do list” for the planet and addressing our most pressing planetary issues, including extreme poverty, hunger, health, education, sustainable energy, inequality, the environment, and more.  Through the Comics Uniting Nations project, educational comics will be distributed worldwide, free of charge, under a Creative Commons license to empower people everywhere to become heroes for change in their own communities!  Led by Reading With Pictures, PCI Media ImpactPVBLIC Foundation, and Project Everyone (all non-profit organizations based in the US or the UK), in conjunction with the United Nations Post-2015 Development Planning Team, creative, academic, publishing, and technology partners from around the globe will be producing a series of informational comics tied to each of the seventeen Global Goals and then translated into eleven different languages by Translation by Design.  Given that this project is not being directly funded by the UN, all of these amazing organizations need your help to make this incredible venture a reality!

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


This is a very special installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, as it marks our very first interview, showcasing the incredible charitable work that is being accomplished throughout geekdom.  In addition, with Free Comic Book Day just around the corner on Saturday, May 2nd, the following interview will provide our readers in the Southern California area with an extremely fun and exciting opportunity to give back to their community on the annual geeky holiday.  Below, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kelly Spector, Librarian for N.E.W. Academy Canoga Park, a charter school in Southern California that provides fantastic literacy programs for its students while also educating them as to the many ways that they can become involved with their community.  In this interview, Spector discusses the available programs through N.E.W. Academy, her partnership with Blastoff Comics' Jud Meyers and Rocketdyne's Tony Magee, and the impact that her students' work will have on charitable and non-profit organizations this Free Comic Book Day.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


In this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanboy Comics would like to highlight the incredible efforts of independent comic book publisher Minky Ink, which publishes books written by children for children, working closely with non-profit organizations, including Children's Institute.  Minky Ink not only publishes the children's books, but the wonderful staff also educates inner-city students how to create the books and hires local artists to illustrate them.  By encouraging literacy and a love of learning in young readers - and also donating the profits of its work to charitable organizations, Minky Ink is setting a fantastic example to which we should all strive.  We at Fanboy Comics want to spread the word about their work to let you know how you can help. 

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


For many of our Fanboy Comics readers, the love of a furry companion can brighten your day, ease your worries, or simply give you that wonderful warm-and-fuzzy feeling when you need it most.  Our pets mean the world to us, and their mere presence can affect our day by leaps and bounds.  For that reason, this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help will focus on CATFE, the cat café phenomenon that is taking the world by storm by combining the rescue of stray cats with a comfy coffee wonderland.  In conjunction with Best Friends Animal Society and NKLA Pet Adoption Center, CATFE will be coming to Los Angeles on April 10, 2015, for a one-day, pop-up celebration that will offer delicious coffee and the chance to take home a new forever feline.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


Geeks Care: How You Can Help once again shines a spotlight on the fine folks at Blastoff Comics, a top-of-the-line comic book shop in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff 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, Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. A portion of all of their proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. This month, Meyers and Tipton have chosen to highlight the Crossover International Academy, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.

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