More than 20,000 children will have the chance to see Marvel’s Black Panther thanks to the #BlackPantherChallenge.
New York-based activist, Frederick Joseph created the fundraiser. Since going viral it has raised more than $400,000 since going viral.
According to the campaign’s GoFundMe page,
“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,” said Frederick Joseph. “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.”
After raising the funds, Joseph challenged others to raise money to take children in their communities to do the same.
“Thousands of people have donated to a GoFundMe, created a campaign in their community, or shared the #blackpantherchallenge online,” the GoFundMe page states. “Donations have come in from all 50 states and 30 countries around the world.”