In 2007, 2008 and 2009
we've donated to numerous groups including the Anchorage Sympnoy
Orchestra's Halloween Concert, the Alaska Jewish Historical Museum
& Community Center, Boy Scouts of America, Alaska Standing Together
Against Rape, the Eagle River Triathlon, the Bike For Women and
the Arctic Bicycle Club.
In 2009, we also donated
a load of comics and candy to Operation Santa.
THE SUPERBOWL PARTY
at Elmendorf Airforce base February 4, 2007 will include dozens
of prizes from BOSCO'S. Anchorage's airforce and army bases have
had important roles in Iraq and Afghanistan. We're glad for the
opportunity to show our appreciation for their sacrifices.
of 2006 was brighter for lots of kids as both BOSCO'S and our
customers donated over $1,000 in toys to Toys for Tots.
June of 2006, BOSCO'S gave away 25 sessions at Andre Toliver's
Baseball Fundamentals Camp with George Foster. We've worked with
Andre for many years helping sponsor kids who want to go to his
annual camps. We also donate bags with cards and a price guide to
every kid who signs up for his camps. Becketts and Tuff Stuff generously
donated price guides this year.
BOSCO'S has helped sponsor
the Eagle River Triathlon for
several years. We lend our canopies, and donate candy and other
goodies and bags for all the swag the athletes get. (Thanks to Upper
Deck for bags for the kids this year.)
The Eagle River Triathlon
attracts Alaska's top adult triathletes down to the youngest.
THROW ME SOMETHIN' MISTER!
Join BOSCO'S in helping
artists who are struggling from the impact of the Katrina and Rita
hurricanes! Through March, any donation you make at the register
will get you a genuine, first post-Katrina-Mardi Gras necklace!
(while supplies last.) These were caught just for you by John Bosco
on the streets of New Orleans! Click
that picture for more info!
2005 August Back Issue sale was a huge success! Smart
readers and collectors packed in loads of great comics on the cheap!
final tally resulted in a $500 donation to Anchorage Boys &
December of 2004, we planned to donate toys to the big Toys for
Tots campaign. Someone had the brain fart that we should ask our
customers if they'd like to donate, too.
Yow! They sure did.
We tried it again in 2005 and had great success then, too. In 2005
we donated over $400 in toys and leveraged the $ by purchasing the
toys at our wholesale price.
were popping for these Tiger Cubs at BOSCO'S in the Dimond Center!
After some practice, they settled on the sales pitch "Please
buy some popcorn! It's better than you ever imagined it could be!"
Who could resist?
and our customers donated over $1,000 worth of Gundam models to
Toys for Tots. Over 80% of this was the result of our generous customers
donating their change at the register during the first two weeks
of December 2004!
August 2004 Back Issue sales netted $857 for the Friends
of the Library to restock their Graphic Novels!
you see John Bosco handing a check to Dean Brovald, a real live
Anchorage Librarian and widely respected comic collector!