Donating $10 to UNICEF can win you a role in "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced Wednesday in a new campaign for ...

(Tosses computer on floor, runs to grab checkbook, calculates how little money in bank account, then writes 10 checks anyway, stuffs in envelopes, puts in mailbox without bothering to find out address).

In a new campaign called "Star Wars: Force for Change," Abrams explains -- from a set in Abu Dhabi -- how a randomly chosen winner from among those donors and one partner will be flown to Pinewood Studios in London as guests of Abrams. Those two totally awesomely-lucky people will meet the cast, get "transformed" by makeup and costume teams and be given a role in the next Star Wars film. Of course, we don't know what those roles might be (I wanna be a Wookie! I wanna be a Wookie! Please make me a Wookie!)

Abrams talks about the charity campaign for children in the midst of what looks like an open market on the planet Tatooine, as crew members, actors in costume, and a mini camel-ostrich hybrid-looking alien carrying a cage of what looks like space-turkeys saunters past, pausing to exchange looks with Abrams.

Space turkeys!!!!!!

According to TheVerge.com, people who pledge $10 become "founder members" of the Force for Change campaign. Everyone gets entered into the pool for the big enchilada. Wealthier fans can donate $50,000 and not only increase their chances for the grand prize but see the film a day before anyone else at a private screening.


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(Goes to bank website, decides kids don't need to go to college, transfers money, writes bigger check.)

Other rewards for those giving up more than $10, but less than $50,000, include T-shirts, Millennium Falcon posters and lightsaber hilts.

Enter by going to www.omaze.com/experiences/starwars-episode-vii.

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