Marvel Studios donates $1.25 million to children’s charities

Chris Evans and Tom Holland, stars of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War,” celebrated the announcement with special screenings of the film.

Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War"Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to aid the lives of children impacted by serious illness.

The grant will provide $800,000 to Make-A-Wish to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses around the world, and $450,000 to Starlight Children’s Foundation to help bring joy and comfort to children in hospitals.

The grants to both Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation are a part of Disney’s Team of Heroes commitment to reimagine the patient and family experience in and out of children’s hospitals.

Chris Evans and Tom Holland, stars of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War,” celebrated the announcement with special screenings of the film at New York’s Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai in The Child Life Zone and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Over the past decade, Marvel Studios has been a part of The Walt Disney Company’s relationship with Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International, hosting wish kids on film sets and at events around the world. Nine Make-A-Wish kids attended the April 23rd world premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles. And in December 2017, Marvel Studios and Make-A-Wish joined forces to grant the biggest set-visit wish ever, with 21 kids visiting the Atlanta, Georgia, set of the 2019 untitled Avengers film.

Starlight Children’s Foundation will use the grant to produce more than 26,000 Starlight Gowns – the charity’s revolutionary new colorful and comfortable children’s hospital gowns – featuring artwork inspired by the suits of eight favorite Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel products and a custom Avengers-themed comic will also be added to the Disney hospital care packages that will be delivered to more than 440 children’s hospitals in the U.S.

“We are proud to donate to Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation,” says Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “It is an honor to make a meaningful contribution to these two organizations that continually strive to enhance the lives of seriously ill children.”

(pictured: Robert Downey Jr. (C) attends the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studiosí Avengers: Infinity War on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Disney) 

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