Tag: Charity

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2014
SDCC14GGR2KT2 R2-KT was created by Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion, master droid builder Jerry Greene and the R2 Builders Club, for Johnson’s daughter Katie (the ‘KT’ in the droid’s name is a tribute to her). In real life, R2-KT makes appearances at children’s hospitals, Star Wars Celebration and charity events in the southeastern United…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2014
Mattel-logo Mattel to Donate One Toy for Every Order Made Online at MattelShop.com and Fisher-PriceStore.com   ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Building on a successful multi-year partnership that has helped thousands of young people learn, grow and play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) today announced a new toy and game donation program to provide children with greater…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2014
Summer is almost upon us and Comic Con 2014 is just around the corner! I feel the pressure of the con SCREAMING towards me! I’ve got so much I still need to do before the con hit that I really shouldn’t even be here typing this now. One quick disclaimer – In this episode I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2014
Company Renews Commitment to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer with Nationwide Fundraising and Awareness Program, In-Store Events and User-Generated Social Media Initiative WAYNE, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Toys”R”Us, Inc. today announced it has reaffirmed its support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Beginning…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
JJ_Video_Composite2 J.J. Abrams Announces “Force for Change” Campaign to Benefit UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs  Beginning Today, Visit Omaze.com/StarWars to Enter for a Chance to Win   LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 21, 2014 — Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars:Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2014
Funko has introduced a line of DIY Pop! vinyl figures, and they have teamed up with Emerald City Comicon to celebrate their release. What better way to showcase the myriad possibilities of these figures than by giving them to some of the coolest artists and illustrators in the industry who were at ECCC, but also…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 2, 2014
MEGA BRANDS INC. LIGHT IT UP BLUE  Mega Bloks partners with Toys”R”Us Canada and local autism groups to raise funds and awareness MONTREAL, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – To help launch Autism Awareness month, MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) announced today that it has partnered with Autism Speaks Canada, major toy retailer, Toys”R”Us Canada, and local autistic groups to launch three exciting…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2014
CAPS logo color HUNDREDS OF CARTOONISTS DONATE ORIGINAL ARTWORK TO COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY’S EBAY AUCTIONS BENEFITTING FAMILY OF USAGI YOJIMBO CREATOR STAN SAKAI On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 7, 2013
LegoTower2 WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — It was seen all over the world. Now, winners of an online auction can display portions of the tallest LEGO Tower ever constructed in their homes. In response to requests for chunks of the colorful plastic tower, the Red Clay Consolidated School District has set aside sections that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2013
Build-A-Bear, Lego, LeapFrog, Hasbro, Scholastic, Walgreens and Disney to Sponsor Holiday Gifts for Kids in Need   NEW YORK, NY (December 2, 2013) – Ladies’ Home Journal announced that it will partner with Toys for Tots to host a virtual toy drive December 2d through December 8th to collect new toys for children in need…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 9, 2013
SPECIAL OFFER LIVE THIS WEEK ONLY SOUND OFF FOR AUTISM SPEAKS ON SALE NOW – WITH AN ALL-STAR LINEUP:   CHER, JACK BLACK, PETER DINKLAGE, BRYAN CRANSTON, JIM PARSONS, ZACHARY QUINTO, MARK HAMILL, VIN SCULLY, MICHAEL DORN AND ADAM WEST LEND THEIR VOICES TO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN Fans Get a Customized Recorded Message from Their Favorite…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2013
MattelDCUCMakeAWish2013 Mattel and Warner Bros. have teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to offer a selection of DC Universe Classics paint master prototypes to the public. These prototypes will be up for auction from Wednesday, July 17th at 6pm PST until Saturday, July 27th at 5:59pm PST. The money earned from these auctions will go to…

 

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