Last year, Jason Inman kicked off the Jawiin Comic Drive for Soldiers to get comic books in the hands of soldiers stationed overseas. The charity drive was a huge success, and Jason is back with an even bigger challenge.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
DC All Access host Jason Inman has teamed with Operation Gratitude to send 20,000 comic books to US military members deployed overseas and their communities at home. Inman, a veteran himself, served in the Army and even spent time overseas in Iraq, which is why he’s looking for your help to support the troops overseas!
Last years Jawiin Comic Drive for Soldiers had a goal of 10,000 comics which the drive easily surpassed in less than two weeks. This year, we want double that goal so we can help fill the care packages of Operation Gratitude with comics!
Every year, Operation Gratitude (https://www.operationgratitude.com/) sends 200,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.
From November 1st through November 30, Jason is looking to collect 20,000 comics for Operation Gratitude to send to the troops to read in their care packages through the holidays and the new year. The comics can be from any company or genre!
This year, DC Comics has generously kicked off the campaign with DC Publisher Dan Didio announcing the donation of 5000 comics in our video. (https://youtu.be/WcZxkgCHhcs) So the drive is already 25% of the way to our goal!
If you want to participate in the Jawiin Comic Drive, you need to complete these three steps.
1 – Fill out the donation form at http://tinyurl.com/jawiincomicdrive
Put Jawiin Comic Drive for Soldiers in Group Title and the comic drive email on the form. The rest of the form is pretty self-explanatory.
2 – Box and ship the comics and the donation form to
21100 Lassen St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(Please include a donation form in EVERY box even if they’re part of the same donation. Sometimes cartons don’t all arrive at the same time.)
3 – Send a picture of your comics and the number of books you are donating to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(If you don’t send your number to the email, they will have an inaccurate count and the drive could fail. Let’s get these soldiers some comics for the new year! )
Comics in new and fine condition are welcome, but please make sure the comics are in good reading condition. If you wouldn’t read a book that’s falling apart, please don’t gift it to a soldier. Plus if you wish to include personal letters of support to the servicemen, send them along with your comics!
If you’re looking for the nerdy way to give this holiday season, please support the Jawiin Comic Book Drive!
Major Spoilers participated last year, and will do so again. This is a great event and one that you should participate in as well!