‘Avengers Endgame’ stars donate $5 million during a visit to Disney California to help children with serious illnesses from around the world.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson went to Disney California to a charity event to donate the massive amount to children in need. Downey said at the event, “More than any time, it’s a time to give back to these courageous kids who inspire us.”
$1 million went to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. $4 million in toys went from the LEGO Group, Hasbro, Funko, and Amazon to children’s hospitals around the world and Give Kids the World Village.
Starlight Children’s Foundation’s CEO Adam Garone said, “From delivering hospital care packages to storytelling through Starlight Xperience virtual reality, to our recent Disney-themed Starlight Gowns, millions of seriously ill children have benefited from our amazing relationship together. And with this donation, even more, kids will get to experience the magic of Disney.”
CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger said, “The superheroes in Avengers personify traits like courage, perseverance, bravery, and hope – the same traits countless kids and their families in children’s hospitals exhibit every day. We are grateful to have the Avengers cast take time out of their day to be a part of this effort to lift spirits and bring comfort to children during a difficult time.”
Paul Rudd said, “I work with a lot of kids and families. It’s not just the kids. It’s the entire family. The parents, the brothers, the sisters. This is a real honor to give back. I would like to say the Ant-Man toy is particularly small. So when you’re walking around barefoot, just be careful. It’s a little bit like stepping on a LEGO.”
Avengers: Endgame releases on April 26.