I came across this article while researching the WONDER WOMEN! documentary and thought it a great cause. Below you’ll find a press release for the Sunday event and though it’s in San Antonio, you can still donate via the web!
Women of Wonder Day Event
Heroes and Fantasies, 4945 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
Benefiting the Battered Women and Childrenʼs Shelter
Sunday, October 21, 2012 12:00 PM – 5:00PM
WHAT: The event will include a celebrity memorabilia auction with autographed
items from celebrities like Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show), Lynda Carter
(Wonder Woman), Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire), the cast of Glee,
the cast of Big Bang Theory plus original artwork that feature comic book
heroines donated by featured artists such as Stan Lee (Father of Marvel
comics), George Perez (New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman), Ivan Reis (Green
Lantern, Aquaman, JLA), Mike McKone (Avengers), Scott McDaniel
(Batman and Nightwing), and many others. This is a family event that will
have comic book artists from around the country signing books, sketching and
photo opportunities with super heroines. We invite visitors to come dressed in
WHEN: 12:00 – 5:00PM Sunday, October 21, 2012
WHERE: Heroes and Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
WHY: In October 2006-2010, the Wonder Woman Day I-V events raised over
$110,000 for Domestic Violence programs in Portland, Oregon and
Flemington, NJ. The five-year combination of auctions of over 1,100 original
art pieces, plus collectibles, autograph signings, and photo opportunities
garnered spectacular turnouts and four Mayoral Proclamations!
On October 30, 2011, the new Women of Wonder Day — again as a part of
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — took place, returning to
Excalibur Books in Portland, Oregon, and Comic Fusion in Flemington, New
Jersey, as well as at Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas! $5,500
was raised in San Antonio and $24,000 was raised with all three auctions.
This year, we hope to break all records. More surprises for all will be had.
100% of all monies raised goes to the designated 501(c)3 tax deductible charities!
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of family violence by providing affected families with the necessary tools for self-sufficiency. Founded in 1977, today FVPS operates a 120-bed shelter complex, The Battered Women and Childrenʼs Shelter of Bexar County.