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Category: Geek Charities

Hero Initiative Offers Help to Comic Creators in Need

The Worst.Comic.Podcast.EVER! was the first podcast I featured here on KC Geeks, and I’ve had the absolute pleasure of getting to know the guys over the past several months. We hung out at Kansas City Comic Con, and gotten together for geeky happy hours on several occasions. They are funny, big-hearted, and generally just good people. They are also giving – they are very involved with Hero Initiative, first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. When I heard about their heroic work, I knew a follow-up post was in order.

Read on to see how the guys at WCPE are involved, and how you can help spread a little geek love on Giving Tuesday.

Read about Kansas City's ties to the comic creator charity Hero Initiative on KCGeeks.com!

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Operation Supply Drop – Kansas City Team?

If you haven’t heard of Operation Supply Drop (OSD), they are a non-profit organization that was founded in 2010 to deliver video game care packages overseas to deployed troops. Since then, the national organization has grown to include substantial programming to help veterans through their transition and into finding their new “tribe.” All OSD programs directly touch on mental health, homelessness, and employment for Veterans and their families. AND they were recently named a Top-Rated Nonprofit.

Operation Supply Drop wants to start a local resource Team in Kansas City - can you help?

So if OSD isn’t based out of or affiliated with Kansas City, why do I mention it? Their closest Team is St. Louis, and they would LOVE to start one in KC, but do not have any contacts here at this time. I’ve been emailing with OSD, and they asked if I could help spread the word. Here’s how you can help…

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Kansas City Comic Con 2016 Recap!

It has been a whirlwind of a couple weeks, with Kansas City Comic Con and MidAmeriCon II/WorldCon back to back!  I have seen and experienced so much geekiness recently, it’s hard to go back to “ordinary life.” I’ll start with a recap of Comic Con, so those of you who couldn’t attend can at least experience it vicariously.

Recap of Kansas City Comic Con 2016 on KCGeeks.com

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Time to Level Up with Gaming Charity Extra Life Kansas City!

If you spend hours gaming – whether video, card, board, or otherwise – wouldn’t it be nice if you could also do some good at the same time? Gaming charity Extra Life, and its local Kansas City Guild, let you do just that.

One of the first emails I got on my Contact Page was from Lora Williams, sharing information about gaming charity Extra Life, so now I’m sharing that information with you! Be sure to read to the end to find out about their upcoming Pokémon Go meetup and walk, and how you can help local kids in need!

Looking to level up your gaming? Help some sick kids with gaming charity Extra Life, Kansas City Guild! Details on KCGeeks.com.

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Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes Create Cosplay with a Cause

Look around at any con, movie premiere, or pretty much the entire month of October, and you’ll get an eyeful of costumes. From superheroes, to book and TV characters, to princesses and knights in shining armor, everyone gets a chance to be someone else, at least for a little while. But wheelchair costumes? Not so often seen.

For people in wheelchairs, it’s basically impossible to find those ready-made costumes at WalMart or Target. That’s why Lon and Anita Davis decided to create Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes – that’s right, wheelchair costumes, based right here in Kansas City. I found their story heartwarming and inspirational, and think you will, too. Read on to find out how you can get involved and help a child fulfill a dream.

Wheelchair costumes made for a cause - read about Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes on KCGeeks.com!

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