Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heaven Can Wait Benefit / Anniversary Party!

This past Saturday, Alternate Reality Comics and five other Vegas comic book stores hosted the Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities bake and craft sale to benefit Heaven Can Wait, a local no kill animal shelter. To say it was a resounding success would seriously be an understatement! The turnout was soooo tremendous all day at Alternate Reality Comics and I want to sincerely thank everyone who came out and supported this animal shelter at my store and stores around the valley. Because of your contributions, many animals will now have an easier time.

These cool Princess Leia cupcakes were made by Sewit Mesfen, one of the V.A.G.I.N.A. gals that was at my store and they were very popular! Actually there was a really varied selection of baked goods that the VAGINA gals made as well as some cool craft items that went fast like Yajaira Vasquez' superhero coasters and Maria Bement's kool-aid coin purses! I want to give huge hugs and kisses to all of the Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities for doing this benefit, but especially to Sewit Mesfen, Maria Bement, Yajaira Vasquez, and Erin Hemmeter for being at my store almost the entire day on Saturday helping out and to uber cool head / founder of V.A.G.I.N.A., Stephanie Payne, for all she does in uniting the Vegas comics community to help the community at large and have FUN at the same time!

Just some of the people who came out for the Heaven Can Wait benefit / store anniversary party! I was really quite moved with the turnout in support because I know there are many worthy charitable organizations here in Las Vegas, and I'm elated that people think Heaven Can Wait is among those worthy charitable organizations. Individual people don't have to donate a large sum to any individual charity, all it takes is a good number of people donating a small amount to equal a large amount, and that was illustrated very strongly this past Saturday!

Besides the very healthy monetary amount raised for Heaven Can Wait, people also brought a lot of pet food and bedding for animals in need here in Las Vegas!

This is my friend Kim, who is hammering another of my friends, Ethan, with the Thor action figure she won in one of the several raffles (which helped inspire people to make more donations) we had in celebration of Alternate Reality Comics' 17th year anniversary (one year at the store's new location)! We also had a back issue sale,
of which all of the sales went to Heaven Can Wait and that also raised a great amount!

Such a great day, Saturday was! Thanks to Michelle, Jim, and Paul, my very very great friends and great help in making everything run so smoothly at Alternate Reality Comics! I can never say the following enough: Thank you, thank you, dear beloved friends / patrons of Alternate Reality Comics for your tremendous part in making my store the wonderful place it's been for comic book wonderment these 17 amazing years! And there's lots more photos of the fun this past Saturday on my personal facebook page, Ralph Mathieu, so please friend me if you haven't already!


Andy said...

Happy to hear that it was successful! It all looked great!

Ralph Mathieu said...

Thanks, Andy!