With the holidays coming up, please take some time and think of some of the older comic creators who may not have worked in a while or are suffering from illness and donate to the Hero Initiative. Even a small donation of $3, the price of a single comic book, can help. I have added a Paypal link for the Hero Initiative on the sidebar.
If you're curious about the Hero Initiatve, here's a bit about them from their website:
In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).
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 $200,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. 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.
For more information, please visit the Hero Initiative's website.