We thought we couldn’t love the cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War more than we already do, we were wrong.
Disney and Marvel has banded together with the cast for this epic charity campaign. And it all relies on you the fans.
First off Karen Gillan (Nebula), Paul Bettany (Vision) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Solider) announced on Good Morning America that the two companies were teaming up this week to support children’s charities. All this week the cast will be posting on their various social media accounts with a box of special toys for each other their characters. They have to use the #HeroActs and then the box is donated to a children’s hospital. But that’s not all. If they can collectively get a million likes on the posts Marvel will donate $250,000.00 to Startlight Children’s Foundation to “bring joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
(source: AGM Youtube)
And add to the amazing charity work that this will support there’s even more:
Hasbro will also be donating $1 million US of cash and toys to Give Kids The World, an organization that fulfills the wishes of children with critical illnesses and their families by providing them with an unforgettable trip which includes a visit to their village in Central Florida and access to Walt Disney World Resort.
And Funko will also be donating $1 million US of toys to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Also on March 3 you’ll be able to add Avenger’s: Infinity Wars to the Marvel: The Universe Unites Amazon Wish List so that you can donate toys right to Starlight Children’s Foundation yourself.
And to end this amazing week shopDisney.com and Disney Store US will donate 10% of weekend Marvel product sales to Make-A-Wish® (up to $50,000 US).
This entire campaign just proves that our favourite superhero’s onscreen are played by great people off-screen. So make sure to check out the #HeroActs on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and like every chance you get. We as a fandom need to reach that 1 million likes and beyond.