‘Star Wars’ Launches Charity Fundraising Campaign With Fan Contest
If you have the money to spare, you can win the chance to appear in the upcoming Han Solo prequel film, among other ultimate fan prizes, thanks to a new “Star Wars” fundraising campaign.
Lucasfilm announced “Star Wars “Past, Present, and Future” on “Good Morning America” and in a blog post Tuesday morning in honor of the franchise’s 40th anniversary. The campaign — created with nonprofit fundraising platform Omaze — looks to raise money for UNICEF and Starlight Children’s Foundation, which provides terminally-ill children and their families with entertainment.
Starting Tuesday and running into May 11, fans can donate money to the Omaze campaign to win a number of prizes, including T-shirts, postcards, and posters. Larger donations increase the chances of winning some of the larger prizes, including grand prizes themed around the past, present, and future of “Star Wars” (hence the name).
In the past category, fans can win a stay at the Skywalker Ranch, which includes a VIP tour of the archives and a private screening of “A New Hope.” The ranch is usually not open to the public.
For the present, you can win a trip to the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiere and to the exclusive after party with cast and crew.
Finally, in the future, you can win a set visit to the Han Solo movie, meet the directors, and have a chance to appear in the film.
This is all in addition to the “Star Wars: Force for Change” initiative’s $1 million grant to Starlight Children’s Foundation.
“In a year that we celebrate 40 years of the ‘Star Wars’ saga, I continue to be inspired by the incredible generosity and charitable efforts of our fans,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in the blog post. “We are so proud of their tireless dedication to positively impact the lives of children and others around the world, and hope this year’s ‘Force For Change’ campaign will offer a few of those wonderful fans an experience they will never forget.”
Source: The Wrap