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We like Traveling Stories, a lot – this is an charitable organisation whose sole remit is to encourage more kids to get into literacy through book swaps, open air book clubs, school and library programs and much more, and we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing work that they do.

Last year, the charity partnered with Comic-Con International and San Diego’s own IDW Publishing to put together a pretty impressive sweepstakes prize pack, and we were more than happy to help spread the word. For 2018, the Sweepstake has returned for a second year… and they’ve done themselves proud with the booty once again.

Note: this Sweepstakes is not just open to U.S residents, it’s a worldwide opportunity so, if you haven’t landed SDCC badges, hotel rooms or even airfare if you just about manage to doggy-paddle to t’States, this could be the prize package you’ve been looking for!

Don’t Miss Out On San Diego Comic-Con Another Year – Traveling Stories & IDW Present the Ultimate San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes

“Traveling Stories and IDW launch the annual San Diego Comic-Con® sweepstake today. Contest ends on June 13 at 3pm pacific time.

Those who enter have a chance of winning the following ultimate experience package:

Two 4-day passes to sold-out Comic-Con®
● Airfare for 2 within the continental U.S.
● Four nights stay at the Wyndham Bayside in San Diego Gaslamp district
● An exclusive tour of the San Diego Comic Art Gallery with Ted Adams, CEO of IDW
● Airport pickup and shuttle to the gallery and then to the hotel

Anyone in the world can enter! $10 gives you 10 chances to win. Each additional $1 is another chance – the math is simple.

Every dollar is a donation to Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers kid to outsmart poverty by helping them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade.

“I’ve always been an avid reader, even when I was little. I’m excited that through this sweepstakes we’re able to raise the funds needed to give kids in underprivileged areas the same literary experience I was lucky enough to have,” said Ted Adams, Founder & CEO of IDW Publishing.

How to snag entries in the sweepstakes is easy, fast and secure via: bit.ly/comic-con-sweeps and follow the steps from there.

“Anyone who does not have tickets to San Diego’s Comic-Con would be crazy to not enter this sweepstakes! It’s a full and complete package including a cool tour of the Comic Art Gallery with me!” said Emily Moberly, Founder and CEO of Traveling Stories.

Traveling Stories is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering kids to outsmart poverty by falling in love with reading by the 4th grade.

Our mission is to empower kids to outsmart poverty by providing the literacy and money management skills they need to become productive members of society.

We believe that books are a necessity, not a luxury. The ability to read and write is a human right. We are not afraid to look foolish in our effort to outsmart poverty. We believe there is more than one kind of poverty and more than one kind of hunger. It is important to feed a child’s stomach, but we must not forget their mind and imagination.

Through our mobile StoryTent program we teach kids money management skills and help them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade. At the StoryTents, kids pick out books that interest them and read out loud with a volunteer. For every book read they earn a book buck, which can be redeemed for prizes. We currently serve over 3,000 local kids a year by our weekly programs in El Cajon, City Heights and Imperial Beach.

We serve kids ages 2-12 years old as from birth to 3rd grade, kids are learning how to read, and from 4th grade on they are reading to learn. Kids in low-income households who can’t read proficiently by 4th grade are 15 times more likely to drop out of school. Sadly, in the U.S., 82% of disadvantaged kids can’t read at grade level.

To learn more about Traveling Stories and its programs visit travelingstories.org.

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