Geeky fundraiser for East Valley senior care facility
Do you remember that Marvel Team-up story when Spider-Man partnered with the 1920’s hero, Dominic Fortune, who just happens to reside at Aunt May’s retirement home? (See Marvel Team-up #120 for a refresher.) Well, this July Mesa has its own similarly themed super team-up brewing as local hero Bob Nelson’s “Geeks4Good” charity partners with Gotham City Comics & Coffee and the local geek community to raise funds for the unique senior care facility, Oakwood Creative Care.
Mesa’s Oakwood Creative Care center plays a vital role in the community by “aggressively courting patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mentally challenging disorders, and providing them with an active, engaging environment that respects them as people and gives them purpose and hope.” Geeks4Good’s goal is to raise $5,000 to help Oakwood cover costs associated with renovating their space this coming Fall.
The charity fundraising event is broken into three parts:
- An online silent auction that runs from July 11 – 25.
- A live auction at Gotham City Comics & Coffee on Saturday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. [Map]
- A costumed reception and fashion show at Oakwood Creative Care on Saturday, July 26, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. [Map]
All of the auction’s awesome collectible items have been graciously donated by the local geek community and include autographed book sets by local authors like Sharon Skinner, Hal C F Astell, and Tom Leveen, Steampunk goggles by Mystic Twistic, nerdy ceramic pieces by Tom Budzak, and even a custom Mark Greenawalt book wrap.
Event organizer, Bob Nelson, said, “How motivating it is to do something good for an organization whose mission is to provide diverse and innovative care for the aging population in our community.” Learn how you can help by bidding on auction items, donating an item (or items) yourself, or by making a cash donation at geeks4good.net. Follow the fun on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/geeks4good. Learn more about Oakwood Creative Care at oakwoodcreativecare.org.