J.J. Abrams took a few minutes to shoot a video while on set of Star Wars: Episode VII to announce a new initiative called Star Wars: Force for Change. Disney’s Star Wars is partnering with UNICEF Innovation Labs to help fund its projects benefitting children in need around the world. It is great to see J.J. Abrams and his team do something awesome for those who could use some help in addition to giving the world a new sci-fi classic.
How many people would love to BE IN STAR WARS??! Many many I’m sure. Check out what is included in the grand prize:
The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
• Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
• Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
• Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
• Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII
You can donate to Star Wars: Force For Change for a chance to win the walk-on role while helping out an amazing cause OR you can enter the giveaway online for free here. The contest runs through July 18th 2014. No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. However in keeping with the spirit of the fundraiser a donation to the cause is encouraged.
Star Wars: Force for Change is a brand new charitable initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefiting children in need.
You can read through the extended official rules here.