Directlyto is partnering with Local Attorney Obi Umunna to raise funds to pay for a day at the movies for underprivileged youth to see the new movie Black Panther. Viewing this movie will provide an entire generation of young children the chance to see a black comic book character come to life on the big screen. More importantly they will have the opportunity to witness a predominantly black cast and see a nation in Africa (although fictional) with people of color that are portrayed in a more superior light. This something that has never been done before which would make it all the more encouraging and inspiring for young people to see black people in that light. As well as give them them a chance to just be kids.
Our goal is to start in Obi’s home town of Jacksonville, FL (duuuuuuvvaaaaal!) and pay for 100 tickets to see the Black Panther movie. The tickets will come with popcorn and a drink. The estimated cost for each child is $15. If we reach our goal we will continue to provide as many tickets as possible. Obi will work with local charities that are already serving underprivileged youth to distribute the tickets. Any additional funding will go back to those organizations we have partnered with. Each donation to this campaign is 100% tax deductible.