Those of us hardcore geeks keep up with such things as Stan Lee’s birthday, which is coming up soon on December 28th. This year, Lee has requested that instead of gifts, that we honor his 89th birthday by donating to the Hero Initiative.
The Hero Intitiative is the first-ever federally charted not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book veteran creators in need. It creates a financial safety net for creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for us comic book fans to give back something to the people who have given us worlds of enjoyment.
You can make your donation to the Hero Intiative here on the ShiftMyGift website.
“A gift to Hero is like a thank-you note to every comic book creator who ever brought you countless hours of fun, thrills and unforgettable reading enjoyment,” said Lee. “It’s a great way to celebrate any birthday – especially my own!”
Since it was conceived, the Hero Initiative has given over $500,000 to comic book veterans who have paved the way for those who are working in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Source: Comic Book Resources