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]


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]


  1. ^ "Tax-Deductible Donations Save Children's Lives - UNICEF USA". UNICEF USA.
  2. ^ "Star Wars: Force for Change".
  3. ^ "Star Wars: Inspiring Change Around the World". The Walt Disney Company.
  4. ^ "How my organization is helping Star Wars become a force for change". the Guardian.
  5. ^ "CLOSED: You Could Be in Star Wars: Episode VII".
  6. ^ "'Star Wars': Mark Hamill and Darth Vader visit Children's Hospital -". Zap2It.
  7. ^ "Harrison Ford surprises Star Wars fans in new Force For Change charity video". Entertainment Weekly's
  8. ^ "Star Wars Force For Change On Good Morning America, Featuring Mark Hamill And Daisy Ridley". Lauren Sisselman. Bleeding Cool.

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