A Look at our Social, Charitable, Educational and Political Work
The Black Panther Challenge
In 2018, The Farooqi Brothers teamed up with the Black Panther Challenge to take 400 kids from an underserved area in New York to see Black Panther. After raising $5000 thanks to all of your support and help, the event was a success. The Black Panther Challenge was created by Frederick Joseph to raise money for people of color to see Black Panther in theaters for free. He has opened the call for others nationwide to join in and start a GoFundMe in their community to take more kids to watch Black Panther in the theater.
After the film, The Farooqi Bros spoke with students from a middle school in Bronx, NY about Black Panther and the how the money was raised. All 400 students walked out of the screening with Black Panther T-Shirts and Posters, courtesy of Erik Davis, a friend of the Farooqi Brothers and Managing Editor of Fandango.
The most rewarding part of this experience was seeing the faces of the kids picking out their toys. The charity event was set up with multiple tables filled with activities. Through the afternoon, we got a chance to spend time with the children and their parents one-on-one, talking about their favorite superheroes.
Toy Charity Event For Children’s Hospital
In 2019, The Farooqi Bros led a hospital toy charity. Working with New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, was an honor for us. As one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, it was a great fit for the charity. We accomplished our goal of making sure each child got a DC or Marvel action figure of their own. Fortunately, not only did each child get one toy, they got multiple. To that, we must thank all of you for your incredible support.LEARN MORE
Emergency Water Aid Initiative
The Farooqi Brothers partnered up with the non-profit organization, Paani Project, to build wells, distribute food packs, and provide medical aid in refugee regions of Pakistan. In conjunction with our website, ComicBook Debate, the brothers aimed to build new wells and assist in projects through education, health, and waste management efforts.
Throughout the month of Ramadan, you have generously donated with your heart and the results speak for themselves. When the Farooqi brothers first began this ambitious project, we put an estimated goal of $1000. Alhamdulillah, we not only reached our original goal in two days, we raised more than four times our original goal. With over $4600 raised, we now have the ability to build multiple wells in high-impact regions. Here is what donations have achieved.LEARN MORE
The money raised went towards building seven large deep water wells and 2 smaller wells in refugee villages within Pakistan. These wells will be tested, and the hand pumps will be installed on bore with depth of 100 feet. Each well will support 200 people. 1500 people will be supported through seven wells being constructed with the money raised, granting them easy access to clean water.
Diverse Student Workshops
2017, 2018, 2019
The ComicBook Debate Workshop is one of the most important elements of The Farooqi Brothers’ initiative to give back to the community. We strongly believe that superheroes and comic books can be used as a tool for enrichment, learning, confidence building and inspiration. As lifelong fans of these superheroes, we are committed to using our platform to have students experience this same level of enrichment through a highly interactive workshop.LEARN MORE
To date, we have partnered with multiple schools and programs to bring our workshop to students around New York City. In 2017, ComicBook Debate partnered with Independent Workshops to bring the first course to life. In 2018, we partnered with The Laboratory School of Finance and Technologyand Areté Education, a non-profit organization that manages multiple schools in Bronx, NY. We brought a highly embedded and layered workshop for students in Grades 7 & 8, which resulted in a brand new Student Corner section on ComicBookDebate. In 2019, The Farooqi Brothers teamed up with Garden School to bring a new workshop, More Than A Hero.
Ink To The People Campaign For UNICEF
The Farooqi Bros created multiple T-Shirt and Hoodie campaigns with the ComicBook Debate and Farooqi Bros Logos. After a successful week of fundraising, we donated several hundred dollars to The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The Farooqi Bros – United T-Shirt Event
Giving back to the community is at the core of the Farooqi Brothers. In 2020, The Farooqi Bros created a campaign through Ink To The People. For this campaign, we worked to help children and orphans in regions of humanitarian crisis like Yemen. LEARN MORE
Deck The Hall of Justice – Charity Stream
At the end of 2020, The Farooqi Brothers and ComicBook Debate took in #DeckTheHallOfJustice. 16 streams, from content creators all over the world came together with the goal to raise money for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. The goal to raise $500,000 was met in a day where fans came together to donate and stand for a good cause. During the hour of ComicBook Debate’s stream, we raised over $700 and helped to do our part to reach that goal.