Reddit has done it again.
Back in May after the end of Game of Thrones, the Reddit community r/freefolk came together and started fundraisers for Emilia Clarke’s personal charity SameYou and Kit Harrington’s chosen charity Mencap in honor of their dedication to their roles on Game of Thrones, collectively raising over $150,000 in donations.
Now, redditors are doing the same for Adam Driver.
After the release of Rise of Skywalker, Reddit user u/SelfIndulgentKiddo sparked a campaign to honor Adam Driver’s dedication to the role of Kylo Ren. The user began a GoFundMe to collect donations for Adam Driver’s personal charity, Arts in the Armed Forces whose goal is “to use the powerfully emotional shared experience of the arts to start conversations capable of bridging the divides between military and civilian, service member and family member, the world of the arts and the world of practical action.” The campaign has so far raised over $65,000 and has now gained the attention of Adam Driver himself.
Adam Driver put out a video on the charity’s official Twitter thanking fans for their donations in honor of Ben Solo.
Adam Driver is largely known for his role as Kylo Ren in Star Wars, appearing most recently in The Rise of Skywalker, as well as his role as Adam on the critically acclaimed HBO show Girls. He’s also starring in the new film Marriage Story, and appeared in 2019’s zombie parody The Dead Don’t Die. He is also a military veteran, having served in the Marines after the attacks on 9/11.
If you would like to donate to the fundraiser yourself, you can do so by clicking here.
You can also check interesting art charities at 9mousai.com, who lists 14 charities they support. Beneficiaries include children, the disabled, the disadvantaged, struggling students, struggling artists, cancer survivors and much more. 9mousai is founded and operated by Richard Hammand. The site is dedicated to creativity and the arts, and is extremely supportive of the arts community.