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Writer, and Comic Book Resources columnist, Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Witchblade) has kicked off his fourth annual Comics for Tots auction on eBay. The first round of items, which can be found here, includes original art by Stjepan Sejik, Scott Kollins, and Darryl Banks, as well as a Joker action figure. Marz announced the sale Wednesday on Twitter, and he says more items are on the way. Once shipping costs are paid, all the money will be donated to Toys for Tots.
Last year’s Comics for Tots event raised $2,300. “We purchased and donated multiple loads of toys for the local Toys for Tots effort, everything from action figures to dolls, board games to sports equipment, books to iPods,” he wrote. “This is all possible because of you. We were able to make Christmas brighter for some children in need.”
The DC Women Kicking Ass blog is running through its own 12 Days of Christmas, with a twist. Each day, Sue adds a new, superhero-related gift (like autographed comics, clothing, rare action figures, etc.), but the best part is that readers have the opportunity to win all 12 by simply donating to Toys for Tots.
Participants can email Sue (with “Toys For Tots entry” in the subject line) either a receipt (for credit card donations) or a picture of them dropping a toy into a donation box. She allows up to three entries per person, but needs a separate receipt or photo for each entry. At the end of the 12th day (she started Dec. 5, so that’s Dec. 16 by my calculation), Sue will pick a grand gift-winner and one runner-up and ship out the prizes. It’s a clever and cool contest for a great cause, so please consider joining in.