Marvel Studios has launched a new initiative called Hero Acts in which fans can help the studio donate up to $1 million to Save the Children. Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch introduces the project in the video above. With great fandom comes great responsibility and Marvel is making it relatively easy for fans to do their part.
All you have to do is go to the Marvel Studios Hero Acts website and upload a photo of yourself in your favorite Marvel hero pose. For every photo uploaded between now and December 31, 2016, Marvel Studios will donate $5 to Save the Children, up to $1 million. I’m no Tony Stark, but the math on that is simple enough. We need 200,000 fans to upload their photo.
Correction: We need 199,999 fans because I’ve already uploaded mine.
— Sean Gerber (@MrSeanGerber) October 4, 2016
Being a real Marvel hero has never been so simple. Get to it, fellow Marvel fans, and let’s help our favorite studio helps some kids in need.
Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is a brand-new charitable initiative focused on bringing help and hope to kids around the world. Whether visiting children in hospitals, granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, or inspiring kids and families through our content, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts builds on the tradition of lending a hand to children in times of need. From our filmmakers to our fans, we believe we each have our own superpower to lend to the world, and Marvel Studios is dedicated to bringing that out in everyone.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the U.S. and around the world,Save the Children gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Over the past year, Save the Children worked in 120 countries and helped more than 185 million children – including more than 62 million children directly.
- By posting a photo, you can help unlock funds that will supportSave the Children‘s work in Haiti, Nepal and the United States, reaching up to 123,000 children.
- When you take your photo, Marvel Studios will donate $5 toSave the Children, up to $1,000,000 (through December 31, 2016).