Everyone wants to go see Black Panther, Marvel's latest superhero movie that is set to debut February 16th. The pre-sale tickets have set records and the anticipation is at an unbelievably high level, that's why Little Miss Flint wants to raise money to send less fortunate Michigan kids to the movie.
A number of GoFundMe accounts have been launched as part of the #BlackPantherChallenge in order to raise money for kids in various underprivileged communities around the country to go see the movie in the theater. The latest to join the movement is Little Miss Flint, who launched a fundraiser to helped students in Flint, Michigan.
The account was reportedly established by Little Miss Flint, formerly known as MariCopeny, and her cousins in order to raise their goal of $5,000 to buy tickets for students to see Black Panther in their hometown.
As has been documented over the past few years, Flint has been dealing with a lot of setbacks. Not only is their economy in a downturn, but they have been dealing with a water crisis for some time now. Although efforts have been made to fix the water issue, many families still are living day to day without access to fresh, clean water. While the fundraiser will not change the city’s circumstance, it will give a number of kids something to look forward to.
The #BlackPantherChallenge has already helped kids in Harlem and the Greater New York are getting tickets to see the premiere. The Flint campaign has already raised $640 out of its $5,000 goal. To donate to the GoFundMe, click here.