Comic book fans have a special way they can help bring health and hope to those in need -- by donating from their collections instead of from their wallets. Any cause or facility will benefit from a monetary gift, but pediatric care centers, hospitals, and hospices have libraries and hold events where a stack of old trades or a longbox of back issues might be a very welcome addition.
Superheroes for Hospice is a project designed to drive just that sort of giving. Benefiting Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center in West Orange, New Jersey, Superheroes for Hospice is welcoming donated comic books and volunteers for its own mini comic convention on December 11, 2010. In addition to volunteers and donations, the project is asking for comic creators to give the gift of time by appearing at the event.
That's quite a few options for the comic book community to do some good in West Orange, NJ. Contact SfH coordinator Spiro Ballas at 973-322-4866 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the 12/11 show and how you can help.