OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. TO DO THAT, WE WANT TO EMPOWER EVERYONE TO BE FORCES FOR CHANGE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.
YOUR MISSION STARTS HERE. TO PLEDGE, SELECT YOUR LOCATION AND WATCH THE POWER OF CHANGE ILLUMINATE THE WORLD!
"Heroes come in all sizes, and you don't have to be a giant hero. You can be a very small hero. It's just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibility for the things you do, ... [such as] caring about other people--these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives. You don't have to get into a giant laser-sword fight and blow up three spaceships to become a hero."
- George Lucas, Interview with Bill Moyers in Time, 1999
With the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, fans immediately began to embrace the film’s elements of struggle, hope, and inspiration on a more personal level. Philanthropy was very important to George Lucas. Beginning in 1977, he hosted screenings of Star Wars to raise money for charities around the world with a particular emphasis on children’s healthcare and education. Over the course of the last four decades, Star Wars fans have kept this philanthropic spirit alive by volunteering their time to countless charities across the world and raising millions of dollars in donations.
In this new era of Star Wars storytelling, Star Wars: Force for Change aims to support the immense passion and goodwill of our fans and promote change through inspiration, stories and meaningful partnerships- to bring out the hero in all of us.