Posted by Jay on December 11, 2018 at 08:17 PM CST
DCSWCC Charity Pin Makes a Great Gift
The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) wishes to announce to fans and collectors that a limited number of their eighth bi-annual charity lapel pins are still available. Order now for delivery in time for Christmas!
The 2018 pin features Luke Skywalker in his jedi blacks with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument as his lightsaber, in honor of the 35th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. Eighth in DCSWCC’s series of high-quality enamel lapel pins, officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered on the back. Only 500 will ever be made.
All proceeds benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (www.taps.org). TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one who served in the United States Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. This is a most fitting charity tribute for DCSWCC, because in February the club lost a beloved friend, long-time club officer and treasurer, Luke Jedi focus collector, and retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Bob Martinazzi.
DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s charities in the Washington DC region. Their other charity pins have featured Yoda, Chewbacca, the animated Boba Fett, Luke on his tauntaun, R2-D2, Commander Cody, and BB-8, and have netted over $34,000 for charities including DC Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Inn at NIH, and CureSearch for children’s cancer as well as TAPS.
DCSWCC is one of the largest and most active collecting clubs in America, with over 50 members. The club meets monthly and holds special events throughout the year such as socials, picnics, and “Roadshow” appraisal events. For more information, visit the club website at http://www.dcswcc.club