“Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” At least that is what Princess Leia said the first time she met Luke when he came to rescue her aboard the Death Star.
I guess he’s not as short as she thought he was because Mark Hamill has once again donned the Stormtrooper gear. This time it isn’t to rescue a Princess, but it is still for a worthy cause, supported by Omaze. A new Omaze charity video shows Mark Hamill hitting the street and interacting with Star Wars fans, unfortunately they don’t know it’s him.
Hamil is out there promoting Force for Change which consists of 15 charities that have been chosen by cast and crew of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie which opens on December 17th. For just $10 you earn a chance to a chance to meet the cast at a red carpet premier of the new movie. A $15 or higher level donation also gets you a ‘prize’ just for donating. Those are everything from a digital badge to a set of Storm Trooper armor ($50,000 donation.)
Head over to Omaze to donate and get your chance to win. The winner will have transportation and 4-star accommodations at a red carpet premiere in Los Angeles or London.
Force for change supports 15 worthy charities which are:
- 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 Center — 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.