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.
The latest installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help highlights 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 Los Angeles Times Family Fund, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this amazing organization.
The Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is committed to ensuring that at-risk kids and families in Southern California have access to education and literacy programs that will allow them to realize their full potential. Organization founder Colonel Robert R. McCormick worked to make his community a better place and left a legacy of service. He believed that we all can be leaders with the power to change the future, and Blastoff Comics is a shining example of that mission. For nearly 60 years, the McCormick Foundation has kept those beliefs alive. In continuing the legacy, the McCormick Foundation, through its Communities Program and Funds (like the Los Angeles Times Family Fund), partners with media outlets, sports teams, and philanthropic organizations across the country to transform and improve communities.
Readers interested in learning more about the Los Angeles Times Family Fund or in making a direct donation may do so by visiting the fund’s website. In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this wonderful organization this month. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff, meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both the Los Angeles Times Family Fund 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.