Star Wars: Force for Change

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Star Wars: Force for Change is a Star Wars-themed charity program run by Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company that collects donations to fund solutions for global problems.[1] The organization also sells Star Wars-themed merchandise using the profits for charitable causes.[2]

History[edit]

Launched in 2014, the program worked closely with UNICEF by selling sweepstakes for the seventh Star Wars film of the saga Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and raised approximately $4.2 million.[3]

2015 campaigns[edit]

In addition to its recent campaigns was selling lucky draws to people who could make cameo appearances in The Force Awakens,[4][5] some of the actors from the films such as Mark Hamill visited Los Angeles Children's Hospital,[6] while Harrison Ford appeared in a charity video to surprise fans.[7]

Fortieth anniversary announcement[edit]

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Star Wars franchise, organization members Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley appeared on Good Morning America announcing to fans that they could help Star Wars: Force for Change through UNICEF by going to Omaze and donating money to help children all over the world.[8]

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