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“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”
― Dr. Seuss

 

 

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CLICK LINK TO WATCH: Great interview by Billy Miller featuring Sgt at Arms Mason Knox and El Capitan Damien Moore!

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NO ANIMALS WERE USED OR HARMED IN OUR EFFORTS TO BRING COMICS TO ALL CHILDREN!! STOP ANIMAL TESTING NOW AS THEY ARE SENTIENT AND HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS HUMANS!

The idea for Comics4kids INC. was created by Dale Moore.  Moore was inspired to found the company after a time in which he was a hospital patient. His stay at the hospital was made bearable by reading Fantastic Four comic books given to him by his brother Doug to pass the time and recuperate his health. He personally experienced how embracing the premiere illustrated literary medium of comic books improved his life. He has since dedicated himself to sharing that experience with others and future generations!

Another idea to give away comics to youth began one Halloween when Moore started giving away comics instead of candy. Dale’s childhood friend Jason McKibbin came up with the name Comics4Kids.  Together they further developed the program as a way of giving back to the community. Comics4Kids became incorporated in 1996 and remains to this day Comics4Kids INC.  Received IRS 501 (c) 3 status in 2012.

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DC Entertainment logo“We commend your organization for its incredible work on improving the lives of children everywhere. We thank you and wish you and your organization incredible success in all future endeavors.” – DC Entertainment

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# 1 Mom Gloria and Bob Schreck

 

 

 

Who receives comics from Comics4Kids INC. ?

Children in Hospitals, Schools, art programs, social programs, as well as those children in remote access and poverty stricken locations have received comics; comic conventions, private homes. Sometimes we can give to those who simply write in and ask us!! Many Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers have asked for and received comics from Comics4kids INC.!

Furthermore, Boys & Girls Clubs (and other youth groups), Adult hospice, and English as a second language programs have enjoyed donations.

What is the largest amount of comics that Comics4Kids INC.  has received at one time?

Just the other day (March 27 2017) Darren H. From Portland, OR donated 10,230 comic books!

In 2016 Cosmic Comics in Bellingham WA donated 7,500 comics!

In 2015 Comics4Kids INC received a donation of 40 long boxes full of comics ( about 12,000 comics) from COMICS DUNGEON in Seattle Washington!

In 2003 Comics4Kids INC had received a significant donation of 15,000 comics from Investment Collectibles!

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What is the smallest Amount of comics Comics4Kids INC. has received at one time?
• Even a thumbnail sketch from a popular artist or a single comic! Every little bit helps!

Does Comics4Kids INC.  have a library?

We have amassed thousands of comic books and are looking forward to locating an established reading area in which to present them. We have GREAT plans! We are looking for a Building (Historic Register or old Fire Department a plus!)

What does Comics4Kids INC. do with any super valuable, non-code, or adults’ only material?

When a comic extremely valuable, is not Code approved, or does not meet with our additional discretion, they are traded to dealers for more suitable fare. Some donations are made with instruction to sell on our webpage. We rely on these items, as well as cash donations to help defray costs of transportation, postage, and acquiring new collections of comics for the kids!

Do you buy Comics?

• Yes we buy comics! You got some?

Does Comics4Kids sell Comics?

When applicable, we accept a consignment understanding funds are to be donated to Comics4Kids INC. and are only posted on our webpage – we do not sell anything at shows or events. In some circumstances we may trade higher value comics or any non code comics for appropriate issues to give away to the kids!

What happens to the money donated to Comics4Kids INC ?

At Comics4Kids INC. we do not draw salaries and all our work is volunteer. Our big numbers for salaries on the proposed budget is actually 5% from the General Fund to Employees, and that only applies when we become funded by a Caring Giant Corporate .
As of this time, and including the last 20 years we get your money and buy comics for the reading library and to give out to the kids!
We enjoy donated “Fan Table” space at  comic conventions to promote reading, so we have very little overhead in that direction. 5% of any money received goes towards postage and archival supplies. So that means 90% of your money goes directly to the actual purchase of kid friendly comics!!

Who sends Comics to Comics4Kids INC ?

• Collectors thinning out their collections
• Collectors who want to assist in the amassing of library entries.
• Dealers who want to trim overstock
• Investors who have made large capital gains
• Speculators who waited too long to unload product and have nowhere to turn
• Publishers
• Celebrity collectors
• Everyone who would like to forward the literacy movement!

 

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How many comics have you given away?

•  With your help, we have distributed well over two million comic books  !

Why does Comics4kids INC.  give away comics?

In addition to improving literacy and encouraging imagination, Comics4Kids INC gives comics to children everywhere so they may embrace the comic book medium as the premiere imaginative illustrated narrative and original western culture influence. Many Sensory Sensitive children and English as a Second Language (ESL) students have benefited from our program!

Is the Comics4Kids INC. mailing list available to the public?

All sponsors will have their information and their privacy respected.

How long has Comics4Kids INC.  been in business?

  • 21 Years! Though we have been creating and encouraging readers as Clarence Road Productions since 1993, we changed our name to Comics4Kids  in 1996 to reflect our specific mission.

What happens at to a comic book at Comics4Kids INC. ?

•We vet, read & review them

  •  We screen them for Comics Code authority seal, and screen them further for Comics4kids parameters, assuring no adult material is printed or added therein, nor expletives have been inserted as a course of secondary ownership

• We stamp the comics with our Comics4kids INC. stamp

  • We add issues to the reading library with doubles going to the giveaway effort

•  Comics are delivered to kids everywhere!

Do you have a mission statement?

• Our goal is to distribute Comic Books to children to improve literacy, encourage imagination, and promote participation in the comic book medium.

Do you have an email?

• Comics4kids@aim.com

Do you have a website?

• www.comics4kidsinc.org

Are donations Tax Deductible?

• Yes we are an IRS 501 (c) 3 recognized charity. All donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the law!

What is Comics4Kids’ temporary mailing address?

• Comics4Kids  INC   ~ 4609 South Thompson Ave   ~Tacoma WA 98408 ~

Be sure to send packages United States Postal Service using MEDIA rate!

What is the phone number to Comics4Kids INC?

• (206) 327 7436 Dale Moore – Office of The President

Who pays for postage to send comics to Comics4kids?

• Each individual sponsor pays for their own MEDIA RATE shipping at this time. We are a library and enjoy media rates

What Countries does Comics4Kids service?

• At this time, Comics4Kids services The United States. We have enterprises in Canada and The United Kingdom  who operate independently of USA efforts.

 

What if I want to start a similar company or donate comics to my library?

  • We encourage you to learn more about non profit business models. We do not offer information, classes, or referrals. We do not send comics to persons wishing to emulate our business model. We do not send comics to you and then have you donate to a cause or library. You may act accordingly and of your own volition.

I have heard of other companies calling themselves Comicsforkids, Comics4_Kids, etc. – are you related in any way?

  •    We are not the only civic minded persons out there. We are not affiliated with any other charity. We are located in Washington State.  We are not associated with Michael Whitehead. We do not sell comic book subscriptions. We do not host web comics. Our employees are security background screened as well as bonded and insured.The books coming from us are screened and free of all hidden agenda.
  • We believe that everyone should have a chance to read comics so we encourage all those with resources and ethical/transparent practices to emulate our efforts! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kids Swimming in Comics! Our work in action!

Kids Swimming in Comics! Our work in action!

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Thank You to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for our AWESOME Full page Comics4Kids INC advertisement in Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide # 46!

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Detail of the B&W ad inside OPG # 46 (2016) Designed by Paul Kiely and Tanya Stockland of Weber Shandwick!

Thank You Nancy Spears at DC Entertainment for our AWESOME Full page Comics4Kids INC advertisement  in DC SuperHero Girls FCBD comic!! 200,000 copies !!

Thank You Nancy Spears at DC Entertainment for our AWESOME Full page Comics4Kids INC advertisement in DC SuperHero Girls FCBD comic!! 200,000 copies !!

Also Thank You to Paul Kiely and Tanya at Weber Shandwick for the Design!!

Also Thank You to Paul Kiely and Tanya at Weber Shandwick for the Design!!


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