Charities

Charities.

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.

2017 Charities

The Daisy Project

www.thedaisyprojectmi.com

The Daisy Project is  a Metro-Detroit based non profit whose mission is to make the world better and more accessible for special needs children and their families. They were instrumental in getting a barrier free, special needs playground area installed at a local park, which is the first of its kind in the Metro-Detroit area. It offers wheelchair swings, a Wee Saw, some sensory equipment and in November, they installed an inclusive whirl (think merry go round) that allows special needs kids and their able-bodied friends and family to play together. This whirl was designed especially for The Daisy Project and is the first of its kind. The next big project they are tackling is to develop and install an integrative special needs baseball field that will allow people in wheelchairs the ability to participate in America’s pastime. When possible, The Daisy Project also may be able to gift an item or piece of equipment to a special needs family that will assist them. Proceeds raised through activities at the 501st & Rebel Legion booths, as well as from sales of this year’s C4 exclusive Lucas-Film licensed Star Wars patch with art by Travis Bramble, will benefit The Daisy Project.

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.