Nearly 23,000 kids will now have the opportunity to see Marvel’s Black Panther thanks to the #BlackPantherChallenge.
The fundraiser, created by New York-based activist Frederick Joseph has amassed more than $300,000 since going viral and spawning almost 300 campaigns. The GoFundMe page for the challenge states that donations came from all over the country and across the world.
A statement from Joseph reads, “All children deserve to believe they can save the world, go on exciting adventures, or accomplish the impossible. I am grateful that all of you have answered the call and are taking action to help more kids watch their heroes on the big screen. Let’s keep pushing forward. If you’re a teacher, buy tickets for your entire classroom. If you’re a coach, take your team. If you’re a community leader, do some organizing and get the kids and parents in your community to the theater.”
Little Miss Flint and various celebrities have joined #BlackPantherChallenge.
The Root reports that GoFundMe has also started a new #BlackPantherChallenge to take donations and distribute the money to organizations that may need help meeting their goals for the challenge. In order to be considered, the campaign must be started by or for a charity that aims to take kids to see the movie.