Who doesn’t love Star Wars? How about giving to charity? What if there was a way to combine the heart warming feeling of donating to charity and getting some awesome Star Wars swag in the deal? Good news, there totally is. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, the franchise has partnered with Omaze to support UNICEF and the starlight children’s foundation. According to Mark Hamill, “For 40 years, you’ve been the best fans in the world. Bringing the franchise to life in ways we never could have imagined. And now it’s our chance to celebrate you.”
The celebration he is referring to is incredible. There are 3, yes 3, once in a lifetime opportunities for Star Wars fans. First, you will spend the night at Skywalker Ranch where you will have a VIP tour, including the Star Wars archives, stay at the Skywalker Inn (located on the grounds of Skywalker Ranch), and get a private screening of Star Wars: A New Hope (I wonder if it is the original theatrical release where Han shot first). The second experience is to visit the set of the upcoming Han Solo feature film and even have a chance to appear in the film itself! Here you will experience a VIP tour of the set, and even meet the directors. Good luck getting any spoilers. Finally, you will get to join the cast of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi at the premiere. You will walk the red carpet, be one of the first fans to see the film, and even attend the exclusive after party. While there is only one grand prize winner, each week of the campaign will draw a winner for one of those experiences. So make sure you get your entries in early to have the most chances to win a life changing Star Wars experience.
With prizes like that, how the heck do I enter? The Star Wars Force for Change works by making donations on the Omaze site (link is here again so you don’t miss it). Each donation level gives you a number of entries to win the grand prize. They can’t give the odds of winning as it is entirely dependent on the number of entries but what they can do is provide some really cool Star Wars swag at every donation level. So while there is no guarantee that you will win the grand prize, what they can guarantee is that your money is going to charity and you get something cool to go along with it. The number of entries to the grand prize draw you receive is equal to 10x your pledge level, so the more swag you get, the more chances you have.
In terms of perks, they range from the incredibly modest, like digital badges and thank yous, to the incredibly extravagant, like a private screening of Star Wars Episode VIII or a signed Death Trooper Helmet (sold out as of the time of this writing). What are you waiting for? Head over to Omaze and enter for a chance to win an incredible prize and if you don’t win, you can console yourself with the cool swag you picked up. Oh, and the satisfaction of knowing you supported charity.
What would your dream Star Wars experience be? Let us know in the comments!
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