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Comic aficionados who congregate online at the CGC forums have decided that it is their turn to be the superheroes by contributing to the CGC Forum Philanthropy Drive. Board members are trying to raise $1,000 and 1,000 comics combined for ACTOR (A Commitment to Our Roots), CBLDF (the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) and Comics4Kids. Interested parties can contribute in one of several ways: a cash donation to the charity of their choice, a donation of comic books to Comics4Kids.org, a donation of comics to be certified by CGC or a donation of already certified comics that will be sold on eBay for the noted charity.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986. The CBLD is dedicated to preserving First Amendment rights for members of the comics community.

Comics4Kids is a non-profit organization that gives comic books to children. This instills an interest in literacy and provides them with entertainment. Comics are distributed to children in hospitals, participating schools and other venues.

ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) is an organization that has been established to provide monetary assistance to former comic book creators requiring supplemental health, medical and quality-of-life assistance.

CGC has offered to grade books, free of charge, donated by members for this cause, as well as to offer for auction vouchers for free grading on eBay with the proceeds donated to the noted charities.

To become a member of the CGC forums, sign up at: http://www.cgccomics.com. Even if you are not a member of the CGC Forums, donations for the three charities are still welcomed and encouraged.

CGC Forum member David Matteini, said, “This is a great opportunity for fans such as myself to team up with CGC to do something to give back to our hobby. These are all incredibly worthwhile charities and I would love to be able to far surpass our goals.”

Echoing his comments, Steve Borock, CGC's Primary Grader added, “David posted this on the CGC chat board and I immediately knew this is something CGC would want to be a part of. Most of us would like to give something back to our hobby for the wonderful entertainment we get from it and also for the many great friendships we have made because it.”

For more information on the Philanthropy Drive and the related comic charities please see the following

CGC Forums Philanthropy Drive
Boards

CGC Comics
http://cgccomics.com/

ACTOR
http://www.actorcomicfund.org

CBLDF
http://www.cbldf.org

Comics For Kids
http://comics4kids.org/
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