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Get Your Last Minute Donations in and Support the CBLDF, BINC, and the Hero Initiative Before the End of the Year

Nonprofits live and die by the financial support they’re provided by supporters. and there’s still time to get your last-minute donations in before the end of the year. We have some handy comic focused charities, though there’s many more you can give to that are very worthy as well. Sound off in the comments with those you donate to!

Graphic Policy is asking you to support three worthy causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) and the Hero Initiative.


BINC

Binc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need. The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing unexpected financial crises. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.

The organization has pivoted to help booksellers and comic shops during the current pandemic.

Binc’s assistance varies depending on the needs of retailers. Binc is focused on helping with expenses such as medical or personal household under the following circumstances:

  • If a bookstore employee contracts an illness and cannot go to work.
  • If a member of a bookseller’s household contracts an illness and the employee is forced to quarantine themselves to prevent further spread of the virus.
  • If a bookseller loses more than 50% of their scheduled work hours because residents are told not to go to work.
  • If a bookseller loses more than 50% of their scheduled work hours due to a mandatory quarantine.

You can donate now to help BINC get funds to those in need.


The CBLDF receives more than a quarter of its annual budget in year-end gifts from supporters. But, that can change by helping donate on a special day like today!

All year-round, the CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Their efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers.

The organization has pivoted in the current period by becoming a resource for comic shops and creators in need of support, new ideas, or relief. They’ve become an invaluable one-stop shop to disseminate information to help the industry.

If you are thinking about an organization to donate to, we ask you to please consider their worthy efforts. Donations to CBLDF are fully tax-deductible in the year they are given. Please help CBLDF continue their important work by making a donation today, either by giving a holiday gift of a signed graphic novel, becoming a member, or making a tax-deductible cash contribution. You can read their 2019 annual report now and see why they’re important.

You can donate now and get some cool items to show off your support.


Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative helps comic creators in need. Formed in 2000, the organization is a safety net for comic creators in need. The organization became a not-for-profit in 2001 and has since granted over $1,000,000 to over comic book creators who helped contribute to and build the industry into what it is today.

Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

You can help them out and contribute today, and if you can’t give money, there’s affiliate links on their website which they will receive a portion.


Please donate so these three worthy organizations can continue their good works. If you have more suggestions of comic-related non-profits that people can donate to, sound off in the comments below.

It’s an Encore with the Lone Wolf and Cub and More by Koike Comic Humble Bundle

Discover the sprawling, epic story of a swordsman and his son in our popular Lone Wolf and Cub bundle from Dark Horse—back for a limited time! This landmark manga series, written by the brilliant Kazuo Koike and featuring the breathtaking visuals of Goseki Kojima, is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of graphic fiction ever created, inspiring countless storytellers, artists, and filmmakers across Japan and the West. Own these and other classic Koike works like Crying Freeman and Lady Snowblood in this bundle supporting the Hero Initiative.

A $605 value, you can get it all for just $18!

Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1 omnibus

It’s an Encore with the Lone Wolf and Cub and More by Koike Comic Humble Bundle

Discover the sprawling, epic story of a swordsman and his son in our popular Lone Wolf and Cub bundle from Dark Horse—back for a limited time! This landmark manga series, written by the brilliant Kazuo Koike and featuring the breathtaking visuals of Goseki Kojima, is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of graphic fiction ever created, inspiring countless storytellers, artists, and filmmakers across Japan and the West. Own these and other classic Koike works like Crying Freeman and Lady Snowblood in this bundle supporting the Hero Initiative.

A $605 value, you can get it all for just $18!

Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1 omnibus

It’s an Encore with the Lone Wolf and Cub and More by Koike Comic Humble Bundle

Discover the sprawling, epic story of a swordsman and his son in our popular Lone Wolf and Cub bundle from Dark Horse—back for a limited time! This landmark manga series, written by the brilliant Kazuo Koike and featuring the breathtaking visuals of Goseki Kojima, is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of graphic fiction ever created, inspiring countless storytellers, artists, and filmmakers across Japan and the West. Own these and other classic Koike works like Crying Freeman and Lady Snowblood in this bundle supporting the Hero Initiative.

A $605 value, you can get it all for just $18!

Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1 omnibus

It’s an Encore with the Lone Wolf and Cub and More by Koike Comic Humble Bundle

Discover the sprawling, epic story of a swordsman and his son in our popular Lone Wolf and Cub bundle from Dark Horse—back for a limited time! This landmark manga series, written by the brilliant Kazuo Koike and featuring the breathtaking visuals of Goseki Kojima, is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of graphic fiction ever created, inspiring countless storytellers, artists, and filmmakers across Japan and the West. Own these and other classic Koike works like Crying Freeman and Lady Snowblood in this bundle supporting the Hero Initiative.

A $605 value, you can get it all for just $18!

Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1 omnibus

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection returns to Humble Bundle

The hugely popular Humble Bundle featuring the characters and stories of Eisner Award–winning artist and writer Terry Moore is back for an encore! Get caught up in the lives of Katchoo, Francine, and David in the complete run of the groundbreaking series Strangers in Paradise. Meet Julie, whose life changes forever when liquid metal rains from the sky in Echo. Unravel the mystery of a woman who wakes up in her own grave in Rachel Rising. Plus, your purchase helps support The Hero Initiative!

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection Comic Bundle features $717 worth of comics for just $18!

Terry Moore Humble Bundle

Support the CBLDF, BINC, and the Hero Initiative this #GivingTuesday

giving-tuesday

With nonprofits in need, both to help combat the current pandemic or impacted by the pandemic, a special #GivingTuesday is taking place today! #GivingTuesday is a day that highlights charities and the need to support them through donations (which often are tax-deductible).

Graphic Policy is asking you to support three worthy causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) and the Hero Initiative.


BINC

Binc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need. The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing unexpected financial crises. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.

Binc’s assistance varies depending on the needs of retailers. Binc is focused on helping with expenses such as medical or personal household under the following circumstances:

  • If a bookstore employee contracts an illness and cannot go to work.
  • If a member of a bookseller’s household contracts an illness and the employee is forced to quarantine themselves to prevent further spread of the virus.
  • If a bookseller loses more than 50% of their scheduled work hours because residents are told not to go to work.
  • If a bookseller loses more than 50% of their scheduled work hours due to a mandatory quarantine.

You can donate now to help BINC get funds to those in need.


Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

The CBLDF receives more than a quarter of its annual budget in year-end gifts from supporters. But, that can change by helping donate on a special day like today!

All year-round, the CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Their efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers.

In 2022, CBLDF worked locally to assist librarians, educators, and retailers navigate their rights and keep books on shelves. This past year also marked a return to court as CBLDF successfully defended Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer against obscenity charges in Virginia Beach.

If you are thinking about an organization to donate to, we ask you to please consider their worthy efforts. Donations to CBLDF are fully tax-deductible in the year they are given. Please help CBLDF continue their important work by making a donation today, either by giving a holiday gift of a signed graphic novel, becoming a member, or making a tax-deductible cash contribution.

You can donate now and get some cool items to show off your support.


Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative helps comic creators in need. Formed in 2000, the organization is a safety net for comic creators in need. The organization became a not-for-profit in 2001 and has since granted over $1,000,000 to over comic book creators who helped contribute to and build the industry into what it is today.

Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

You can help them out and contribute today, and if you can’t give money, there’s affiliate links on their website which they will receive a portion.


Please donate so these three worthy organizations can continue their good works. If you have more suggestions of comic-related non-profits that people can donate to, sound off in the comments below.

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection returns to Humble Bundle

The hugely popular Humble Bundle featuring the characters and stories of Eisner Award–winning artist and writer Terry Moore is back for an encore! Get caught up in the lives of Katchoo, Francine, and David in the complete run of the groundbreaking series Strangers in Paradise. Meet Julie, whose life changes forever when liquid metal rains from the sky in Echo. Unravel the mystery of a woman who wakes up in her own grave in Rachel Rising. Plus, your purchase helps support The Hero Initiative!

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection Comic Bundle features $717 worth of comics for just $18!

Terry Moore Humble Bundle

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection returns to Humble Bundle

The hugely popular Humble Bundle featuring the characters and stories of Eisner Award–winning artist and writer Terry Moore is back for an encore! Get caught up in the lives of Katchoo, Francine, and David in the complete run of the groundbreaking series Strangers in Paradise. Meet Julie, whose life changes forever when liquid metal rains from the sky in Echo. Unravel the mystery of a woman who wakes up in her own grave in Rachel Rising. Plus, your purchase helps support The Hero Initiative!

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection Comic Bundle features $717 worth of comics for just $18!

Terry Moore Humble Bundle

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection returns to Humble Bundle

The hugely popular Humble Bundle featuring the characters and stories of Eisner Award–winning artist and writer Terry Moore is back for an encore! Get caught up in the lives of Katchoo, Francine, and David in the complete run of the groundbreaking series Strangers in Paradise. Meet Julie, whose life changes forever when liquid metal rains from the sky in Echo. Unravel the mystery of a woman who wakes up in her own grave in Rachel Rising. Plus, your purchase helps support The Hero Initiative!

The Ultimate Terry Moore Collection Comic Bundle features $717 worth of comics for just $18!

Terry Moore Humble Bundle

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