Mark Hamill and Kathleen Kennedy Announce New Star Wars: Force For Change Charitable Campaign

By on April 6, 2016

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Iconic Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy have officially announced a new charitable campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star WarsForce for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world.

Starting yesterday, April 5, Star Wars: Force for Change will match the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

To date, Star Wars: Force for Change has raised over $10,000,000 with the help of the amazing Star Wars community. This month-long campaign will lead up to “Star Wars Day” on May the 4th. The four select charities include the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish®.

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.”

For the charity, fans will be able to donate through CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange to the four charities and have their donations matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000 with the donation period culminating  at 11:59pm (PST) on May 4.During the first week, the first 20 fans to raise or donate at least $500 will win a Blu-ray of The Force Awakens signed by the cast, with more incentives to come. All participants who enter will also have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland, including Skellig Michael along the Wild Atlantic Way, the location of the dramatic final scene from The Force Awakens.

Show your Force and visit CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange now for more details.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available now on Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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