EVERETT, Wash.–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–funko, Inc. (“Funko” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO), a leading pop culture lifestyle brand, in collaboration with Color Compton, has released two limited-edition Pops. Featuring Purpose items featuring two Los Angeles icons, Venus Williams and Eazy E. As part of its philanthropic initiative, Funko will donate $10 to Color Compton for every Pop! sold from this collection.
Available today for pre-sale exclusively at Funko.com, this Pops! The With Purpose collection will benefit Color Compton, an organization that strives to empower all students in the Compton community by sharing the stories of people of color and introducing art as a form of communication. Participating students gain leadership skills and play a critical role in community activism.
“Our organization seeks to engage students through exposure to the arts and history,” said Abigail Lopez-Byrd, Color Compton founder and CEO. “Creating these learning opportunities is vital to our community and we are grateful for Funko’s support in improving our work.”
Part of the Funko Cares program, an initiative that gives back to the community through monetary and product donations, Pops! With Purpose launched in 2021. Since then, Funko has partnered with Make-A-Wish®It Gets Better Project, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Operation Homefront and more.
“The Funko Cares program continues to be the cornerstone of Funko’s commitment to giving back,” said Brian Mariotti, Funko’s CEO and director. “We are proud to partner with Color Compton and support their work connecting students to their community through history and the arts.”
The pre-sale links for Color Compton Pops! The With Purpose collection can be found below:
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ABOUT THE COLOR COMPONENT
A youth-oriented organization to build community relationships among people of color as they explore identity and create art. Based on the story, students will be introduced to concepts and history to engage in dialogue and use artistic media to develop their own narratives through collective engagement. All students will be able to gain leadership skills and play a critical role in community activism.