The Hero Initiative is a publicly supported, not-for-profit corporation that provides a financial safety net for yesterdays' comic book 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. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to over 50 comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.
Readers interested in learning more about the The Hero Initiative or in making a direct donation may do so by visiting the organization's website. In addition, please remember that Golden Apple Comics' events are always a great time, so you won't want to miss the opportunity to meet talented creators and to do your part to help others in need. By joining in on the Get-a-Sketch Day fun, you will be ensuring the vitality of the comic book industry while supporting the creators that made it what it is today.
If you have a volunteer opportunity or an important cause that could use the assistance of a few geeks, please email the details to barbra (at) fanboycomics.net.