The cast of Game of Thrones has teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness and ask for donations to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis that is happening right now. Not only can you help by donating, but IRC and HBO have sweetened the deal by offering chances to win very cool prizes.
The #RealmToTheRescue campaign officially started on March 15, and the goal is to raise $1 million for the IRC. They have partnered with Omaze to run the campaign, which you can donate to right now. The minimum donation is $10 which can get you some incredible Game of Thrones perks including memorabilia, autographed prizes, and even Unsullied armor, and your donation enters you chances to win the grand prize: joining the cast for the season 6 premiere and after-party.
We all love Game of Thrones, but why is it so important to get involved? According to the IRC, only 17,000 of 4 million Syrian refugees have been able to settle in other countries. Taking in such a large number of families can create a huge financial burden, and that is where the assistance comes in.
The IRC is the only international relief agency responding to the crisis on all fronts, working inside war-torn Syria; in the neighboring countries of Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq; in Greece and Serbia, along the main refugee transit route into Europe; and in the United States, to resettle refugees from the Middle East and around the world.
It is so important to get involved, and using celebrity for good is something rarely shown, but hugely felt. The cast surely feels this, and worked with the IRC to create this powerful PSA featuring Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Hunter, Maisie Williams, and many others from the cast. You can see the full PSA here:
Be sure to get involved by donating now (which you can do without perks by clicking here), sharing the links, or joining the conversation with #RealmToTheRescue. You can enter to win the perks by visiting the campaign’s page here.
Erin has reviewed many shows over the years including Orphan Black, iZombie, Penny Dreadful, and Killing Eve. She has a keen eye for on-screen chemistry, and loves to tackle the subject of casting. She is also our horror aficionado. She live tweets shows, and loves to share her feelings. Erin has a BA in History, and likes to analyze the lore behind historical fiction. She attends San Diego Comic Con every year and has also attended C2E2 and WonderCon.
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