To show we care for our fans and their friends and loved ones, we have initiated a program to put together free packages of (50) comics or (20) paperbacks for readers that are very ill or in the hospital. Eligibility will be handled on a case by case basis, and packages can be personalized according to interest and shipped free of charge to the recipient.
In the past year, through our Outreach program, we have sent out numerous packages of comics to people in need, to not only the local area but even around the country. We have helped to partially restore stolen or destroyed collections, have donated reading materials to service members, and to people who have been made homeless due to natural disaster. In addition, within this past month we have collaborated with authorities to recover two stolen collections to their rightful owners, leading the thieves into arrest. Throughout the past we have achieved similar successes by identifying suspicious persons seeking to sell potentially stolen goods to us.
We have now officially made it a part of our outreach program. If you're a victim of comic book theft (or of similar collectables), do contact us either through Facebook or email with details about your collection, and we will promptly spread the information not only to our three locations, but to other retailers/collectors in the local region. If a person comes into any of our locations trying to sell us your stolen merchandise, we will do our best to re-confiscate the stolen property and have it quickly returned to you. In our most recent incident, we were contacted by the victim after the robbery and within a half hour, the thief appeared with intent to sell us the stolen material. By the end of the day, the thief was in police custody.
Our tolerance for people who steal from the comic book collecting community is less than zero. Members of our staff are skilled at sniffing out the bad players and enjoy nothing more than weeding them out. We have gone and would go to court again for the cause of justice. If you're a victim of theft, we will help you get the word out into the community and alert buyers to watch out for your property.
We owe a great deal of thanks to all the people that support us on every level, whether it is through your patronage, your connection to us through social networks, or just through the good wishes we receive from you. Let us show you our heartfelt appreciation by providing you with these additional services.
The Stories Staff
Henrico CASA Run
5K Race, Kids' Run
The CASA Superhero Run is a family friendly race that includes a kids’ mile for children twelve and under (parents can accompany child) and 5K race open to all ages.
The races are followed by a family fun event to raise our community’s awareness of the victims of child abuse living locally.
All net proceeds from the event
benefit the Henrico and Chesterfield CASA Programs. The
CASA Superhero Run events are held in April on the campus of St.
child needs a hero, but
abused children need superheroes!
During the best of times, parenting is one of the toughest and most important jobs in the world. When a family undergoes a crisis, such as illness, job loss, housing problems, substance abuse, financial difficulty and other stressors, it is often the most vulnerable members of the family, the children, who suffer most. During these difficult times, children who are abused or neglected must have a voice and someone to help ensure that the family gets the services they need. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) help protect children by ensuring that there is intervention when abuse is suspected, resources and support are offered to parents, and the child receives treatment after abuse has occurred. Without this three-pronged approach, we will never break the cycle of violence against children. Parents and other caregivers who have resources and support are more likely to provide safe and healthy homes for their children. A lack of support can cause even well-intentioned parents to make poor decisions that can lead to further neglect or abuse. Every year thousands of Richmond’s children will be abused or neglected. It is our community's shared responsibility to protect children from abuse and advocate for safe children and healthy families. To help break the cycle of abuse and neglect, please consider joining our team. You can help to ensure that all referred children have a CASA by running and fundraising during our upcoming CASA Superhero Run.
Real Life SuperheroesFrom the RLSH Website:
The Real Life Superheroes is a culture that works in a fun, exciting, and inspirational fashion to make the world a better place. We are using the iconicism of comic book superheroes to make a difference, inspire others, spread a positive message, and call attention to issues in our communities. The Real Life Superheroes work to make the world a better place by doing civic activities, charity work, public safety patrols, hospital visits, school talks, distributing wanted and missing person fliers, helping the homeless, community clean-ups, and more. From crime fighting to charity work real life superheroes seek to help make a positive difference in their communities.
Alternates March For Babies 2010
Death's Head Moth
Virginia Real Life Superhero