NOTE! A VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE 2014 KEVIN CHURCH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TO HELP KIDS TO READ GOOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS POST.
Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.
The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win a piece of original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art or an all-new piece of Superman art by Stuart or a 9”x12” commission by Tom Fowler (no art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest!)
Yes, really. These are things that are being given away to three lucky winners. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US and Canada — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything; you just have to donate.
So, how does this work?
All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.
Now, for the charities we’re raising money for this year.
This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorse
Horizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.
I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:
Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be.
Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves.
More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be.
Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books.
Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world.
Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at email@example.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.