Donate Comic Books For U.S. Armed Forces Overseas & At Home

 Jawiin Comic Drive for Service Members
Credit: Jason Inman

Press Release

Comic Book writer and host Jason Inman (Love is Love, Jupiter Jet, Science!), has teamed up with Operation Gratitude to send 15,000 comic books to US military members deployed overseas and their communities at home. Inman, a veteran himself, served in the Army and spent time overseas in Iraq. This is why we are pleased to invite you to support the service members in the fourth annual Jawiin Comic Drive for Service Members!

Over the last three years, the Jawiin Comic Drive for Service Members has sent over 112,000 comic books in care packages to US soldiers and their families.

Every year, Operation Gratitude (https://www.operationgratitude.com/), sends 250,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, and their Caregivers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.

From November 1st through November 30, Jason is looking to collect 15,000 comics for Operation Gratitude to send to the service members to read in their care packages through the holidays and the new year. The comics can be from any company or genre and can include graphic novels and trade paperbacks!

You can find more details in our campaign video:

(All the instructions plus frequently asked questions can be also be found at www.comicdriveforservicemembers.com)

Here are all the steps on how to donate to the drive!

1 - Fill out the donation form at

https://www.operationgratitude.com/product-donation/

If you want to add other items that you see on their list -- batteries, deodorant, sunscreen. Please donate those as well!

Put Jawiin Comic Drive for Service Members in Product Donation Information Section. The rest of the form is pretty self-explanatory.

2 - Box and ship the comics and the donation form to

Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

(Please include a donation form in EVERY box even if they’re part of the same donation. Sometimes cartons don’t all arrive at the same time.)

3 - Send a picture of your comics and the number of books you are donating to jawiincomicdrive@gmail.com.

(If you don’t send your number to the email, they will have an inaccurate count and the drive could fail. Let’s get these soldiers some comics for the new year! )

Old and new comics in new and fine condition are welcome, but please make sure the comics are in good reading condition. If you wouldn’t read a book that’s falling apart, please don’t gift it to a soldier. Please only send family-friendly comic books, as some comics will be sent to soldiers’ family and children that remain Stateside (rating PG-13 or lower.) Plus, if you wish to include personal letters of support to the servicemen, send them along with your comics!

If you’re looking for the nerdy way to give this holiday season, please support the Jawiin Comic Drive for Service Members!

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