Harrison Ford surprises Star Wars fans in new Force For Change charity video
“Who’s your favorite character?”
Way to hurt Harrison Ford’s feelings by choosing Padme, Star Wars superfan.
In a new Force For Change video offering tickets for four to the upcoming premiere of Star War: The Force Awakens, past donors to the movie’s charity initiative got a Skype call from a couple of reps from Omaze, the organization that oversees the donations.
Only they had a special guest waiting to surprise the viewer: Harrison Ford, who seemed to be having a lot of fun tormenting them. “Is that your boyfriend?” he says, pointing to a photo of Chewbacca in one woman’s home.
Anyone who donates $10 more more to the campaign will be entered into a raffle that will select two winners to receive four tickets each to the premiere, along with Ford’s promise to introduce them to “the hairy guy” at the after party. (Are we talking about Chewie or Mark Hamill’s beard?)
The Force For Change program raised $4.26 million for UNICEF Innovation Labs and programs during the movie’s production, awarding a number of prizes to donors, including a walk-on role in the film. This time, the money raised will be split among many charities selected by the stars and filmmakers.
Check them out below, and here’s where you can make a donation and enter to win.
● Africa Cancer Foundation — working to promote the prevention of cancer and to provide holistic solutions for people affected by cancer in Africa. Nominated by Lupita Nyong’o.
● Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) — bridging the cultural gap between the United States Armed Forces and the performing arts communities by bringing the best modern American theater to the military free of charge. Nominated by Adam Driver.
● Barnardo’s UK — giving the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children the chance to reach their full potential regardless of the issues they’ve faced in their lives. Nominated by Andy Serkis.
● Central London Samaritans — Providing emotional support for vulnerable people to alleviate feelings of distress and despair. Nominated by Anthony Daniels.
● Damilola Taylor Trust — providing inner-city youths with opportunities to play, learn and live their lives free of fear and violence. Nominated by John Boyega.
● fStop Warrior Project — using digital photography to help wounded warriors successfully transition to the civilian world after medical retirement from the military. Nominated by Harrison Ford.
● Feeding America — working to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of 200 food banks and engaging the U.S. in the fight to end hunger. Nominated by Mark Hamill.
● Make-A-Wish — making wishes come true every day for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Nominated by Peter Mayhew.
● Malala Fund — empowering girls through education to achieve their potential and create change in their communities. Nominated by J.J. Abrams.
● PACER — expanding opportunities for children and youth with all disabilities, including mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Nominated by Carrie Fisher.
● Phab — creating opportunities for children and adults of all abilities to enjoy life together. Nominated by Daisy Ridley.
● St. Francis Hospice, Raheny — providing specialist palliative care to patients living in north Dublin city and county. Nominated by Domhnall Gleeson.
● The Circle — working to achieve its vision of equality for women and girls in a fairer world. Nominated by Gwendoline Christie.
● UNICEF — ensuring all children get a healthy start in life and have opportunities to reach their full potential. Nominated by Kathleen Kennedy.
● Union of Concerned Scientists — advancing science-based solutions for our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming to developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves. Nominated by Oscar Isaac.
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