Missed out on getting passes to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con?
Hoteloween gave you a rock?
There’s still a FEW chances to go to the con, and one of them is this sweepstakes being sponsored by Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing.
Traveling Stories is a charity that helps give kids a love of books by the fourth grade to help them get an edge up on literacy. As one of the statistics posted on the site points out:
Children with the lowest reading scores account for 33% of all students, yet they account for 63% of all children who do not graduate from high school.
In order to publicize their efforts to open story tents around the US, Travelling Stories and IDW are running a sweepstakes: for a donation of $10 you get 20 chances to win the following prize:
The grand prize is 2 four-day passes to SDCC, airfare within the U.S., hotel accommodation, a meet-n-greet with Kevin Eastman, and tickets to the Wynonna Earp cast party.
Traveling Stories is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps kids fall in love with reading by the 4th grade. In America, 82% of children from low-income families cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade. As a result, they are up to 15x more likely to drop out of school, leaving them unqualified for 90% of jobs. Traveling Stories provides free literacy tutoring through a mobile StoryTent program and effectively helps thousands of children become better readers every year.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.