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 RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, having created the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operating the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
For those interested in lending financial support to RAINN, more than 92 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to sexual assault programs. Readers may go to the RAINNMaker information page to learn more about how you can play an important role in the fight against sexual assault by raising funds to support the vital programs that RAINN operates. Readers interested in playing a more active role with RAINN by volunteering their time should visit the volunteer page to see ways that you can get involved in the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, RAINN Day, or your local rape crisis center.
In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this worthwhile 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 RAINN 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.