Star Wars: Force for Change Is Committed To Making Our World A Little Better

Over the last few months, we at have shared with you some pretty important Star Wars information; Star Wars Weekends, The new Star Wars Rebels show, Casting for the new movie, but nothing could prepare us for this huge story. On May 21st of this year J.J.Abrams, from the set of the new Star Wars VII movie set, announced Star Wars: Force for Change. The Force for Change initiative is a collaboration of Disney Studios, LucasFilms and Bad Robot as they seek to find innovative and creative solutions to the world's biggest issues and concerns. This multi-charity campaign will begin with aiding UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) Innovation Labs and the work they do to aid those children in some of the most difficult areas of the world.

In an online, social media program, Star Wars fans can donate to the Force for Change project with several levels of swag. Between May 21st 2014 @ 12:01 am PST to July 18th @ 11:59pm PST, the campaign will see $10 donations as the founding place and every couple of steps another gift is added to the step. This is the best part, for every $10 donation, participants will get one entry with a chance to win the Star Wars: Force for Change grand prize. Here is what the grand prize winner will receive:

One winner and one guest will receive an all expense paid trip (airfare and accommodations) to London and get behind the scenes access to the closed Star Wars: Episode VII movie as VIP guests of J.J.Abrahms. The winner and guest will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new cast. Last but not least, the winner and guest will experience the transformation of a lifetime as they go through makeup and costuming to experience a walk on role of the new movie.

Let Star Wars VII Writer and Director, J.J. Abrahms, explain it better to you in this video below.

In his announcement video J.J. Abrahms, on the set in Abu Dhabi is quoted stating:

The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe. We're thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We're even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects.

In addition to the contest, Force For Change is offering some other great rewards in the program to thank you for your support. To donate and get your first entry, head over to

Even though UNICEF is a great cause, honestly I can't wait to get a chance to win the grand prize and walk-on to the Star Wars set. What makes you want to donate to the program? Is it the charity? Is it the chance to meet your favorite actor? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below.

Thanks so much to Erik H. for this guest post. Erik is a long time Star Wars fan and will be reporting on the Star Wars Universe for us, as well as keeping track of the all things Marvel. Look for more of his articles in the coming months.

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:08:

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This is so awesome! I would love to win the walk on role.

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