DC All Access host Jason Inman has teamed with Operation Gratitude to send 22,000 comic books to US military members deployed overseas and their communities at home. Inman, a veteran himself, served in the Army and spent time overseas in Iraq, which is why he’s looking for your help. This is why we are pleased to invite you to support the troops overseas in the third annual Jawiin Comic Drive for Soldiers!
Over the last two years, the Jawiin Comic Drive for Soldiers has sent over 70,000 comic books in care packages to US soldiers.
Every year, Operation Gratitude (https://www.operationgratitude.com/), sends 250,000+ 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 Caregivers. 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 22,000 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 and can include graphic novels and trade paperbacks!
This year, DC Publisher Dan Didio surprised the comic drive by announcing that DC Comics would be donating 10,000 comics to the comic drive in our kickoff video doubling their donation from last year.
If you want to participate in the Jawiin Comic Drive, you need to complete these three steps:
1 – Fill out the donation form at https://www.operationgratitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Donor-Form_2017_OCT.pdf
(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!