Lucas Film Start New ‘Star Wars’ Fundraising Charity

New 'Force For Change' Fundraiser Launched.

Head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy has kickstarted a four week long charity fundraiser with a little help from original trilogy start Mark Hamill.

After raising over $10 Million in last years run up to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ the duo have relaunched the ‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ fundraising campaign for a four-week push that will see the studio matching fan donations — and making fun of Mark Hamill’s ‘Force Awakens’ role.

The campaign, which started on April 5 and is called ‘Force For Change’ has started running weekly challenges benefiting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with Lucasfilm matching all funds raised up to $1,000,000.

As has become custom with such none profit movie related campaigns. Fans will have a few incentive for taking part. This time round these include: an all-expenses-paid trip to Skellig Michael in Ireland, the location of the final scene of The Force Awakens. Additionally, the first 20 fundraisers to contribute $500 will receive Blu-ray copies of Star Wars: The Force Awakens signed by the cast.

In a statement about the fundraiser Kathleen Kennedy said, “Star Wars fans are some of the most generous, thoughtful, and sympathetic people I have ever met. I am so proud of the charitable work they have done over the years and hope this month-long donation-matching campaign will go some way to express our sincere thanks for their tireless efforts.”

The fundraiser was launched with a fun video in which Kennedy and Mark Hamill. In the video Hamill pokes fun at his lingering silence during the final scene of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

You can find out more at: forceforchange.starwars.com

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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