Help Philly Kids See Black Panther

$12,211 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 477 people in 1 month

The release of Marvel's film the "Black Panther" is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life. This representation is truly fundamental for young people, especially those who are often underserved, unprivileged, and marginalized both nationally and globally.

Clarkisha Kent of TheRoot.com writes about the importance of the Black Panther film "Black Panther remains socially and culturally relevant because it imagines a world where black people continually triumph over the influences of capitalism, Western imperialism and white supremacy."

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The idea for this campaign was originally started by a man in New York named Frederick Joseph. After seeing his success for the Harlem branch of his campaign, being moved by his activism and passion, and speaking with Fred himself, i decided to accept the #BlackPantherChallenge on behalf of the children of Philadelphia.

Fredericks' vision when he started this campaign:

"I want these children to be able to see that people who look like them can be superheroes, royalty, and more.”

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Here is how we plan to make this work:

All proceeds will go to paying for the tickets for children and chaperones, refreshments, and the school busses needed for transportation to and from the theater.

School bus= $200
Average ticket & refreshment pack = $11-12 per person

I’m taking schools in large groups - around 150 in a group (with the exception of the class from LINC)

This means each group of 150 kids = $2,400 in cost!

The campaign will remain open for donations until March 6.

*All organization donations and movie/refreshment purchase receipts will be sent to campaign donors upon request after the campaign is finished.*

With the success of the Harlem campaign, let's bring that same passion to the kids of Philadelphia. 

Feel free to reach out with questions: Kristina.carrera@gmail.com


Original goal: $5,000 (met 2/15)
Stretch Goal: $10,000
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Some receipts for the certified checks written to the bus companies for the first group going. As well as the septa tickets purchased for LINC high. Will update with additional ticket purchase receipts soon.
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Wow! I can not believe that this is so close to $11k. I’m truly humbled and thankful for everyone that’s been so supportive and believed in this campaign ❤️

Wanted to give you all an update of where we stand. As of now the following four schools are officially confirmed to go to theaters next week! I am still talking with additional schools however it should be noted that 322 students and their chaperones will be seeing this movie next week thanks to every single person who donated!!! And that’s just week one!

If you include that with the 12 who have already conecta that’s already 334 and we are still so far from done!

Amazing job everyone. Remember, donations remain on en until March 6. Continue sharing and spreading the word!
Know a school that could really benefit? Drop a recommendation in the comments below!
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The most common question i get is “why do you need $5,000 to take kids to see a $12 movie”.

I’ll break down the cost a bit to help understand where your money is going!

School bus= $200
Average ticket & refreshment pack = $11-12 per person

I’m taking schools in large groups - around 150 in a group (with the exception of the class from LINC)

This means each group of 150 kids = $2,400 in cost!

Currently I’m working with Comegy Elementary. We’ve committed to taking 300 from this school!

I’ve also just added Penrose Elementary and Longstreth Elementary to the waiting list and i would love to be able to take another 150 from each of these schools as well.

The donations remain open until March 6 in order to continue campaigning for these additional schools.

After seeing the movie with a family from Philadelphia last night, i can say that this movie is amazing in so many ways. It’s of course yours good old fashioned super hero movie, filled with humor and action, but it’s also just so powerful! The kids that were there last night absolutely loved it and seeing their reactions only made me a million more times excited to get more kids in theaters.

Again, thank you to every person who has donated so far. From $5 to $150, every penny counts and is appreciated.
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