Comic book fans The Farooqi Brothers, who last year raised $5,000 to send kids from the Bronx to see Black Panther, have returned with another charity event - this time to provide superhero toys for a New York Children's hospital.
Located in Washington Heights, Manhattan, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital provides pediatric care to tens of thousands of children every year, and is one of the top children's hospitals in the country. The hospital relies partially on donation and fundraising, and with 2019's superhero movie line-up about to kick off with Captain Marvel, what better way to celebrate than by providing kids who are stuck in the hospital with some superhero toys to entertain them?
ComicBook Debate announced the superhero toy event with a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe, with the goal of raising $2,000 to buy toys for children at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (the toys have to be new, since the hospital cannot accept old toys for health reasons). The donations will include a mix of action figures for DC and Marvel's most famous characters, along with 40 coloring books, various comics, and copies of DC and Marvel movies. The toys will be handed out during an event on April 23rd, and any additional money raised will also be donated to the hospital.
Excited to announce ComicBook Debate is hosting a Superhero Toy Event at NewYork-Presbyterian Children's Hospital— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) February 27, 2019
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The charity event won't just be about distributing toys. The Farooqi Brothers (Sheraz Farooqi, Zayyan Farooqi, Omer K. Farooqi, and Sameer H. Farooqi) will also host a workshop for the children where they can create their own superheroes and learn more about their favorite characters. If you can't afford to make a financial contribution to the fundraiser, but have new toys that you'd like to donate to Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, check out a list of needed donation items on the hospital's website.
Superhero franchises have been making their own contributions to charity recently, with Deadpool 2's PG-13 re-release Once Upon a Deadpool donating $1 from every ticket sold to F*** Cancer, and Marvel Studios donating $1.25 million to children's charities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the release of Avengers: Infinity War. Last year ComicBook Debate took part in the Black Panther Challenge, a series of nationwide charity events that paid for children to go and see Black Panther, which ended up raising over $400,000 from 400 different fundraisers.