Fans who are waiting patiently for Star Trek: Discovery now
That opportunity comes courtesy of Prizeo and Star Trek: Discovery actor Rainn Wilson. Wilson plays Harry Mudd on the show, and he's offering fans a chance to help out the people of Haiti while also giving them a shot at being flown out for the show's premiere and cast party on September 19, 2017.
For $10 you get 100 entries to win the grand prize, but you can also receive things like a thank you video, a t-shirt designed by Rainn, a Harry Mudd puzzle, an autographed photo, and a signed copy of his book "The Bassoon King".
All of the funds go to helping out the foundation started by Rainn and his wife Holiday, the LIDE Haiti Foundation.
"We got a chance about eight years ago to go down to Haiti and visit a bunch of schools. We just fell in love with the country," Wilson said about their first experience in Haiti to ComicBook.com. "It's a beautiful place. It's obviously super poor and ravaged, but it's really beautiful too. The culture is really vibrant. The people are fantastic. Their hearts are amazing. We knew we just wanted to be involved in the country of Haiti and helping the people there. There's so much need."
"Two months later, the hotel we stayed at in Haiti was demolished in an earthquake. Everyone inside it was killed. A couple hundred thousand people died in a matter of two minutes. Then that solidified it," remembers Wilson. "We were like, "Okay, we have to do something now." We went down a couple months later and started teaching adolescent girls the arts, doing some
Wilson had to be convinced that what they were doing was productive, but the results were clear. "Skeptical at first, I was like, "They need food. They need shoes. Why are we doing arts for them?" The girls really took to it and had a lot of power and inspiration and it really bonded the girls together in creating community and helped them become interested in learning in a new way as their voice, as they got to spread their voice, exercise their voice as a person. We knew we were onto something."
"Now we've got almost 600 girls, 13 locations and we've added literacy and scholarships," says Wilson. "We've got a computer lab, donated computers. It's been great. It's been really great."0comments
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24, 2017.