GoFundMe: Thousands Across the Country Participate in #BlackPantherChallenge

After the launch of the #BlackPantherChallenge, dozens of GoFundMes raised tens of thousands to send thousands of kids to see Black Panther in theaters

Redwood City, California | January 17, 2018 —  After raising over $40,000 on GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters next month, New York resident Frederick Joseph launched the #BlackPantherChallenge. He called on others to start a GoFundMe in their community to take more kids to watch Black Panther in the theater.

In just a few days, the #BlackPantherChallenge has received support from thousands of people across the country including Jemele Hill, Snoop Dogg, Chelsea Clinton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Baker, J.J. Abrams, and Katie McGrath. Additionally, The Omaha Star, Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper, started a GoFundMe for kids in Nebraska.

Thousands of people have donated to a GoFundMe, created a campaign in their community, or shared the #BlackPantherChallenge online. To date, 70 campaigns have raised nearly $75,000, helping thousands of kids see the movie next month. Donations have come in from all 50 states and 15 countries around the world.

In response to the #BlackPantherChallenge, GoFundMe created a centralized location to allow anyone to start or donate to a GoFundMe to help more kids watch Black Panther. GoFundMe also donated $100 to 10 campaigns participating in the #BlackPantherChallenge.

“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.”

To view the campaigns and participate in the #BlackPantherChallenge, please visit: www.gofundme.com/blackpantherchallenge

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See campaigns that received $100 below:

Atlanta, GA

Bronx, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Columbus, GA

Farmington, NM

Louisville, KY

Nashville, TN

Omaha, NE

Queens, NY

Sacramento, CA

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