Geeks Care: How You Can Help Crossover International Academy at Blastoff Comics

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

Geeks Care: How You Can Help once again shines a spotlight on the fine folks at Blastoff Comics, a top-of-the-line comic book shop in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels as well as an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, providing customers with rarities that they just cannot find anywhere else. What truly makes Blastoff and its owners, Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. A portion of all of their proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. This month, Meyers and Tipton have chosen to highlight the Crossover International Academy, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.

Crossover International Academy is a school dedicated to helping children who are former slaves from the nearby fishing industry or children who have otherwise been orphaned in the Lake Volta region of Ghana. Crossover serves as a home, a school, and a family for these children, with the goals of building a multipurpose structure using principles in sustainability, developing better food security and supplemental income through the use of aquaponics, and creating innovative and collaborative educational opportunities that can translate to brighter futures. Over the last couple of years, Crossover has established itself as the leading educational institutional in the region.

For those interested in lending financial support to Crossover, readers may go to the official website to donate and to learn more about how you can get involved.

In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this worthwhile organization this month. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff, meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both Crossover and local business owners by picking up a few comics. As the Blastoff website says, "Comics can make saving the world look easy." By shopping at Blastoff, it has never been easier to save the world, one comic book at a time.


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)

Last modified on Monday, 20 June 2016 02:10

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