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As a fan of Star Wars, fashion, and great causes, I’m happy to help spread the word about Force 4 Fashion and Star Wars Force For Change. Last year, Force 4 Fashion teamed up with Bloomingdales. This year, they’ve asked Rogue One‘s Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Gareth Edwards as well as actors like Olivia Munn and Brittany Snow, to design Rogue One-themed t-shirts for the cause.

The Force 4 Fashion line will be sold exclusively at Target starting on November 27th. Five dollars from every shirt sale will be donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power which helps severely malnourished children around the world.

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Now that’s a happy face right there.

Siena College students created a very special prosthetic for 9-year-old Karissa Mitchell, who was born without a right hand. But what makes the prosthetic so special? Well, it turns out that Mitchell’s favorite movie is Disney’s Frozen, so the Siena students took that theme and ran with it. The ice arm even has a detachable Olaf light!

The college noted that the school’s student run e-NABLE program designed, assembled, and 3D printed the prosthetic. They were also involved with the Iron Man prosthetic designed by Pat Starace back in 2014. When Karissa’s mother, Maria, heard about Starace’s prosthetic, she wondered if e-NABLE could help out her daughter. One of the e-NABLE students, Alyx Gleason, noted that Mitchell was pretty pleased when she got to check out the printed-hand. “Karissa’s face lit up when we showed her a test hand. She is a very deserving girl,” Gleason said.

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Robert Downey, Jr. continues to prove he’s an awesome human being. This time he took a little side trip to The Great Ormond Hospital before the London premiere of Captain America: Civil War.

While he was there, he took pictures with some of the kids, including 7-year-old Ethan Miller who, based on the costume, is definitely Team Iron Man. Needless to say, Chris Evans needs to follow up for Team Cap.

Check out more adorable pictures below.

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The well-known motto of the 501st, “Bad Guys Doing Good”, rings true once again thanks to a photoshoot with Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas.

See Also: Donning a Costume For The Sake of Charity

These wonderful pics from photographer Cindy Kelleher were created in support adopting a dog over purchasing one from a breeder or puppy mill.

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Y’know, Batman and Anakin Skywalker have a lot in common. They were both orphaned (sort of), they both wear black, they both distort their voices and, as viewers of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice can attest, they both do stupid things for reasons that lack any real sense, logic or understanding.

For those reasons and more, propsman Julian Checkley decided to mash together Batman’s cowl with a Scout Trooper helmet (which, y’know, isn’t Vader’s helmet, but still). This mash-up helmet was created for the Biker Scout Helmet project, a Lucasfilm-approved effort that calls on creative individuals to make interesting custom helmets based on those worn by Scout Troopers to be auctioned off for charity.

This is one of forty helmets being auctioned to raise money for Star Wars: Force For Change.

Check more bitchin’ photos and a demo video after the jump.

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Want to look like the coolest smuggler in the galaxy and help out a good cause? If you’ve got the means, the actual jacket worn by Harrison Ford while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens is up for grabs.

Ford teamed up with IfOnly to auction off this piece of Star Wars history, with the proceeds benefiting the NYU Langone Medical Center and FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures). Ford’s daughter suffers from epilepsy, making this a very personal cause for the actor, who signed the jacket for the auction and said in a statement:

“This is a cause that’s near and dear to me, and unlike the cynical Han Solo, I’ve got a good feeling about this.”

The auction is now open and continues until April 11th at 6pm ET.

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When designer Melissa Ng heard that her friend’s father was suffering from cancer, she sprung into action the best way she knew how: by creating something.

Ng’s college classmate, Rishi Gandhi, reached out for help when the medical bills resulting from his father’s stage 4 lung cancer became overwhelming. Gandhi, described by Ng as “the goofy/tough guy (but really a big softy)” was solemn in his heartbreaking words:

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Back in 2013, J.K. Rowling auctioned off one of her own personal Harry Potter charm bracelets with proceeds going to her charity Lumos. Around that same time, she explained how they were connected in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.

“A charm bracelet seems a very innocent trinket. What other piece of jewellery is so imbued with memory and sentiment? Why do we call those little masterpieces “charms” if not in allusion to their talismanic properties? They have meaning beyond the mercenary. They are personal amulets.”

“Lumos is a spell I created in HARRY POTTER that brings light to a desperately dark and frightening place. At Lumos this is just what we do: we reveal the hidden children locked away behind closed doors and forgotten by the world, so that everyone first of all understands the problem and then works together to fix it”.

So the only question about these new Harry Potter charm bracelets from The Noble Collection is, what took them so long? Noble is currently offering 4 different bracelets representing the four houses of Hogwarts. Most importantly, at least 15% of the purchase price will go to the Lumos foundation.

Gryffindor and Hufflepuff come in gold plate, while Slytherin and Ravenclaw are silver plated. All four bracelets have a Sorting Hat and the Lumos butterfly.

I’m sure J.K. hopes each fan will take this lovely start and build their own personal amulets. Check out more pics below.

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Alvin Garcia Flores was born without an arm and his mom Leticia says that people often look at him and treat him differently than other kids. After this, something tells me that Alvin’s still going to feel different…but in a good way.

Terry Burton, his principal at Gateway Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska saw the story about a young fan who got a 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm from Limbitless Solutions that was personally delivered by Robert Downey Jr. last year. Burton was inspired to show it to Alvin and, based on his reaction, decided to contact the company.

Fast forward to January 15th when the 501st Legion’s Central Garrison (representing Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota) showed up at Gateway with a present for Alvin.

Check out the video and pictures below to see what happened.

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The Santa at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Canada isn’t your typical jolly old elf – he’s Paul Mason, a former model who is giving Santa’s image a stylish makeover for charity.

Every time a shopper snaps a photo with Fashion Santa and posts it on social media with the hashtag #YorkdaleFashionSanta, a buck is donated to the SickKids Foundation. After all, Christmas isn’t all about toys and being really, really ridiculously good looking.

Check out more pics after the break…