Our last comics & cookies care packages went out in December, and I think it may have even arrived in Afghanistan in time for Christmas, because I got the following thank you card in response:
I recently got your package and I wanted to write you to tell you thank you. It really means a lot to me. Your Geektress website sounds great. I didn't know there were places or groups for females who were in to comic books and things. I can't wait to check it out. I've always enjoyed SciFi and other things considered "geeky" and being a female a lot of times I felt like I didn't fit in. So I think the website is really cool. I don't really have the means to listen to the podcast out here, but I'll have to check that out when I get back from my deployment.
Thanks again, God Bless,
SPC Heather VanHoose
That was so awesome I've decided to do another drive as soon as possible. The next shipment will go out to an Army unit deployed for four months already in Iraq (yes, there are still servicemen and women in Iraq.) They've asked mostly for comics, novels, cookies, and Pop Tarts. As far as comics go, I have the first story arc of American Vampire in single issues that I don't need anymore (thanks to Scott Snyder sending us a copy of the hardcover trade, which is beautiful. Pick it up if you're interested in catching up on American Vampire.)
As far as novels go, I always pick up a dozen or so paperbacks from the used book store, and I still have many cases of donated Girl Scout Cookies to send out.
What I really need is suggestions of trade paperbacks or current comics to buy and ship out. My comic book guy has recently expanded his store and has a lot of back issues I can go through, but it helps if I know issue numbers for complete storylines. ALSO! Any suggestions or reviews of Pop Tart flavors that are NOT strawberry or blueberry (they say that's all they have and they're sick of them), send them my way, too. (Twitter has recommended brown sugar and s'mores, pictured above.)
That being said, even though we do have a little cash left over still for shipping, if anyone wants to donate cash, be it $1 or $10, here is our Paypal button.
Most of all, I'd really like letters. Cards, emails, even little tweets like "Thank you from Bob Smith" are appreciated. They all go in the box with the treats and reads. Email me (bren at geektress.com) if you'd like our snail mail address for any back issue donations you have, or if you have an email letter you'd like me to print out and send.
Thank you so much for your continued support!