The comics professional and fan communities are such tight-knit groups that we often say that when you come to C4, you’ve joined the family. The dedication that our friends on BOTH sides of the table show for their passions is not only the cornerstone of what we’re all about, but it inspires us to want to do our best and be community-inspiring superheroes outside of the convention floor as well. Cherry Capital Comic Con is a huge believer in being community-minded and giving back to help others- and each year, we choose a charity or two to benefit from funds that we raise throughout the weekend through our art auction and promotions held in partnership with our friends at the 501st and Rebel Legions as well as the local Ghostbusters costuming groups.
Project Feed the Kids
Project Feed the kids is a Traverse City based nonprofit. They have provided over 57,000 meals to the local community since the pandemic started. Project Feed the Kids has 2 coolers, one located outside of their restaurant(J&S Hamburg South Airport; get the stuffed biscuits and gravy and thank us later) and one in Kingsley. Project Feed the Kids was started to help families who are in need because the people behind Project Feed the Kids were once that family that needed help.
Each year they do a back to school program where they provide school supplies and backpacks to families in need. 264 bags were handed out this year.
Additionally, they collect winter coats and also adopt families to provide Christmas gifts. In 2020, with the incredible amount of support from the community, Project Feed the Kids was able to adopt 126 families and provided over 6,000 gifts.
THE HERO INITIATIVE
www.heroinitiative.org The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. The Hero Initiative creates a safety net for comic book creators in medical or financial need. The Hero Initiative has benefited creators and their families with over $800,000 worth of much needed aid, fueled by your contributions. It’s a chance to give back to those who have given us so much enjoyment! Proceeds raised from Saturday’s Art Auction & Steve Dillon Drink & Draw will benefit The Hero Initiative.