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Comics Care Package #7

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It is as good a time as any on this this Memorial Day to remind you our next Comic Book Care Package is set to ship out in June. If you don't know what that is, every other month we collect gently used comics and paperback books, and we pick a military unit (at random) serving overseas to send them to. They usually need other items like snacks and toiletries, and we try to accommodate some of those requests, as well.

If you've done some Spring cleaning, like artist Adam Koford, and you have a bunch of floppies you'd like to get rid of, send them to us! You can email bren AT geektress DOT com for shipping info.

Or, if you'd like to write a letter to a soldier telling them how much you appreciate their service, you can either leave it here in the comments or email that to me, as well. I print out the letters and include them with the boxes of goodies. They are as much appreciated as the comics and the snacks.

As always, you can click the link above and donate cash if you don't have books to give. We appreciate the contribution because it helps offset the cost of shipping and the cost of the extra non-comics items we include with each shipment.

April's comics care package included Matchbox cars and Moon Pies for a medical unit operating in Afghanistan that has a lot of local children stopping by. June's shipment will include snacks and stationery for a Marine unit with halfway to go in their deployment.

Thank you so much for continuing to help us with this project! It's been so much fun getting letters and cards from women who are serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan that would just like a little Batman story or a cookie to get them through their day. And if you haven't already, check out Adam Koford's Hobotopia. He included a few copies for the troops, too. :)

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Comments (5)

I have a ton of books I'd like to give to a good cause but I think it would cost me a lot to ship them to you. Maybe I should do my own package or see if a library wants them?

Bren:

If you want to donate them to the library, that's fine, it's too late for this week's shipment. Often I offer to reimburse people for shipping, but the coffers aren't even full enough to pay for shipping on the actual package this time around, so I'd say if you really want to send stuff to soldiers, check out anysoldier.com and find someone to send them to yourself! It's easy and fun.

Bethany:

Bren,
What's the difference you need for shipping?

Bren:

Well, now we have enough donations to cover shipping, which averages between $40-$65 depending on how many boxes we send. (When we were still sending Girl Scout Cookies it was triple that. Cookies be heavy!)

I also try to budget between $25-$30 for supply stuff, in addition to donated comic books and books. I generally tend to buy this stuff from my own money but my budget went haywire with the cost of fixing our furnace this month.

Thanks for the link. I think I'm going to do that. Also thanks for doing this. I have a lot of family relations in the military and this is a cool thing to do.