‘Twin Cities Geek’ Is Running a Grassroots Holiday Toy and Book Drive

We know a lot of our readers are based in the Midwest, with a good chunk of you in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. Because of that, we thought we’d mention that Minnesota based Twin Cities Geek is currently running a grassroots holiday toy and book drive. According to their official press release:

All new and gently used items donated will go to support the families served by the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, a nonprofit social service agency in the Summit-University area of St. Paul, and the Women’s Prison Book Project, a national effort based out of the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis that provides female and transgender inmates with free reading materials.

You can find the full list and a map of participating businesses and organizations at their website, and they’ll be running it until December 15th. If you have the chance to donate and you’re in the area, please consider doing so.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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