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Comics Care Package: THE PACKENING


As you can see, you done good.

If you're just tuning in, Geektress had a fundraiser this weekend to send comic books and assorted sundries to four female soldiers stationed in Iraq. Thanks to the kind contributions of our readers and my co-workers, I was able to put all this together. In total for this shipment, we had:

  • Two identical boxes containing: Shampoo / Conditioners, Body wash, Tampons, Deodorant, Pulsar Toothbrushes, ponytail holders, Lysol antiseptic wipes
  • A food box containing: Waffle Crisp cereal (requested by the whole unit), FiberOne cereal, Fruit & Nut snack bars, Cereal bars, Blueberry snack bars, Clif bars
  • A wish list box containing: One mega ball ice cream maker, 20 pounds of rock salt, vanilla/chocolate ice cream mix, a 25-song gift card to Karaoke MP3 Downloads, letters, cards, and emails
  • A box containing 12 pounds of comic books - including Morrison's entire Batman & Robin run to-date
  • Ten cases of Girl Scout Cookies. (The non-melty in the desert kind.)**

In total we raised over $250 and there are still more comics on the way from people contributing back issues out of their personal stash (thanks, John Wiswell and Janelle Siegel!) As a result, we're taking all the surplus and putting it in a shipment to 30 Marines in Afghanistan who requested "toothpaste, socks, and lots of comic books." If you're interested in sending comics or supplies for that drive, email Laura@geektress.com.

This was so much fun and wouldn't have been possible without lots of support from you. Especially awesome was the help of PackRat Comics* and Bimmer Tools, for helping find missing back issues and covering the expense of shipping. Also we can't thank Lynnda at The Ohio Girl Scout Council enough for the cookies, and FilmDrunk & Gamma Squad for helping spread the word so quickly.

*(PackRat Comics also sends a monthly care package overseas, so if you're ever in Columbus, Ohio, make sure to check them out because they are awesome.)

** As it turns out, the Girl Scout Cookies are going to be expensive to ship. If you haven't contributed yet and are interested in sending Cookies to Soldiers, donate here. (I may also get more cookies for some soldiers in Afghanistan.)







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Comments (4)

Bren:

I didn't get the Girl Scout cookies until late, so they'll ship tomorrow. A lot of the comics didn't show up until after picture time, but they entirely filled a large flat-rate priority mail box. I didn't count them before I packed them up, but there was a goodly amount.

Did you guys still need donations to cover the shipping for the ten cases of cookies?

As it turns out, yes, I need help with shipping. I still haven't sent them because I'm on vacation and didn't have time to fill out ten customs forms. Then I found out how much it costs to ship each case. Oy.


Britney:

Wow, it is completely awesome finding this blog!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for the care package! When we originally asked for the comics I was expecting maybe the latest from the Batman and Robin series, never did I dream we would get a whole box!

Personnally, when I returned to the office and was shown the box I was jumping with joy and immediately dug in to see what treasures I could find.

Thank you again, I am still finding myself in the comics and rereading through them.

The ice cream ball has also been a major save in this heat and we love spending our evening rolling it around.

Thank you again for everything! I cannot express it enough.