‘Captain Marvel’ Crowdfunding Campaign to Hold Free Theater Screenings for Girls Tops $60,000
A crowdfunding effort to pay for free theater screenings of “Captain Marvel” for girls and young women has now raised more than $60,000, three times its original goal.Donors to cause — to send girls to Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie — include Ellen DeGeneres’ “The Ellen Show” and NBCUniversal’s E! News, which each gave $10,000 to the GoFundMe campaign.
Also ponying up for the “Captain Marvel” free screenings was Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe, who donated $2,500.
Currently, 1,170 donors have given $60,825 to the campaign at gofundme.com/captainmarvel.“Every girl deserves to know she can be a hero,” says the campaign’s page on GoFundMe, which launched Jan.
8.The #CaptainMarvelChallenge crowdfunding initiative was started by We Tell Stories, the organizer behind the #BlackPantherChallenge, which last year raised more than $1 million and provided free screenings of “Black Panther” for 73,000 children.
The “Captain Marvel” campaign was launched in partnership with Girls Inc.
of Greater Los Angeles,
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