The huge, amoeba-like network of Star Trek fans around the world frequently becomes an enthusiastic and vocal pool for wonderful charity works, and this year fans have an extra special reason to give. LeVar Burton hopes that his many fans, many of whom who know him best as the beloved character Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) will support his latest cause: finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Adding social activism to his considerable list of accomplishments, the celebrated actor, producer, director and author is teaming up with the AIDS Research Alliance charity to offer an opportunity to “win a lunch with LeVar.” Fans of LeVar’s many endeavors may support LeVar’s cause, and possibly win a chance sit down to lunch with the actor, just by signing up with we-care.com and creating an account. Click ahead for more details…
We-care.com is a website that allows visitors to “shop with purpose.” Once registered to the site with an email address and password, visitors can earn donations to charities every time they visit online merchant sites through their online shopping mall. Basically, instead of writing a personal check, you can let the merchants that you shop with write one for you to the charity of your choice by using a percentage of your total online purchase. With over 2,500 merchant sites to choose from such as Macy’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Best Buy, it would be hard not to use this site as your holiday shopping headquarters, your dollars unlocking donations that will travel to very worthy causes.
By choosing to donate to the AIDS Research Alliance through we-care.com, you will be supporting LeVar’s charity of choice, and hopefully be adding to the funding needed to research for the cure to AIDS and HIV. The greatest thing is, everyone who creates a we-care.com account is registered to win a very special lunch with LeVar.
I know that I personally have much to discuss with LeVar Burton, spanning from questions about his work on the TV miniseries Roots to the always-awesome TV classic Reading Rainbow. Oh, and also about his recent appearances on The Big Bang Theory and Community. OK, let’s be honest, I’d probably chew his ear off about Star Trek: The Next Generation first, but who cares, it’s for a great cause. Make it so!
We leave you with a fun montage of LeVar as Geordi Laforge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”