Category Archives: Helping Hands

Here’s where I post opportunities to help out mutual aid groups, nonprofits, and individuals in need. Neighbors helping neighbors,  through the pandemic and beyond.

Since June 2020, the Greg Pak Shop has allowed customers to designate half of their purchase price to a local comics shop. Check it out!

Also through the pandemic, all of my self-published books are being distributed for free as PDFs through the Greg Pak Shop. Check it out!

Please read on for new campaigns and opportunities as they come up.

Heroes 4 Haiti encourages comic book creators to use eBay to raise relief money

By Greg Pak
Heidi MacDonald has just passed on word about Heroes 4 Haiti, a website organized by artist Mike Cavallaro with a plan for how comic book creators can help raise money for Haiti relief. The idea is for individual creators to create their own eBay auctions using the eBay charity tools to sell art or books. The proceeds will then go directly to Haiti relief. Creators can then post links to their auctions at the Heroes 4 Haiti site.
Sounds like a great idea and I’ll try to contribute shortly.
Click here for more info and to find links to the current Heroes 4 Haiti auctions.
Click here for other ways to donate.

Real World News: Donate to Haiti relief via text messages

By Greg Pak
If you have a cell phone, text messaging capabilities, and five or ten bucks to spare, right now is the time to donate towards relief for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. It’s incredibly easy. From Wyclef Jean’s website:

… you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill)…

And from the Red Cross website:

The public can also help by texting “Haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross, through an effort backed by the U.S. State Department. Funds will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

Other great places to donate include Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF. For more suggestions, check out the lists at Hullabaloo, CNN, and MSNBC. Finally, take care to avoid the scammers, who will soon be out in force with fake websites and emails — but please don’t let that stop you from donating to any of the legitimate relief efforts above or by clicking on the Doctors Without Borders image below.
Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Greg Pak work in silent auction in NYC benefitting Katrina survivors

Signed copies of various Greg Pak work will be on sale Thursday night in New York in a silent auction at an event benefitting Hurricane Katrina survivors. Items include “Robot Stories” posters, a “Robot Stories” DVD, “Warlock” comics, and the “Robot Stories and More Screenplays” paperback. For more details about the event, visit the official website. Basic info follows:

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