Megan explores the Star Wars Day jewelry collection with a heart of gold
By the time you’re reading this, Star Wars Day (May 4th), will be upon us. Just because it’s here and gone doesn’t mean you still can’t get great deals on Star Wars merchandise while supporting a great cause. As you more than likely noticed, this years’ celebrations are a bit different in that many of the festivities had to be conducted remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
As of this article, there is still a chance that this years’ Star Wars Celebration (set to be held in Anaheim August 27-30) could be postponed or even canceled. The Star Wars Celebration team in partnership with ReedPOP is working together with the city of Anaheim along with other government organizations to make the best decisions. For more information please click here. In any event, please look to Future of the Force for the most up to date information in the coming days and weeks.
During this time of pandemic and its subsequent lockdown, many beloved destinations such as Disneyland and Disney World have had to temporarily shut their doors. As a result, individuals and companies are placing more emphasis than ever on donating to great causes such as Feeding America, CDC Foundation. Even throughout this time, it’s also important to not forget about the amazing charity that is Make-a-Wish. Ever since 1980, they have been granting the wishes, sometimes final wishes, of many seriously ill children and their families.
While they have not been able to grant as many during this difficult time, once destinations such as Disneyland and Disney World open up again, they cannot wait to restart. In an effort to continue raising money for this well-respected charity, they are partnering with jewelry designer Lokai to sell Star Wars-themed bracelets in celebration of May 4th aka unofficial international Star Wars Day. The collection will feature six signature pieces styled after Princess Leia, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, the Star Wars logo, and many people’s new favorite character “The Child” aka Baby Yoda.
Much like Luke Skywalker describing the Force as, “Balance. Powerful light, powerful darkness”, Lokai is also hoping to inspire balance in every customers’ own purchase. In words taken from their website:
“Each Lokai in the Star Wars Collection by Lokai is infused with elements from the highest and lowest points on Earth: water from Mt Everest and mud from the Dead Sea. These extreme elements remind you to find balance—staying humble during life’s highs and hopeful through its lows…”—Lokai Website
Each bracelet will be available through their website beginning on May 4th and will sell for $22 US. Whether you’re a fan of Princess Leia, Darth Vader, the Stormtroopers, or Baby Yoda, feel feel to buy one or more with the knowledge that one dollar of every bracelet will go towards the Make-a-Wish foundation and help those children who are critically ill. Whether it’s Star Wars Day, the ending of your favorite Star Wars show/movie, or just a random day in the week, you can feel proud that you’ve helped a great cause simply by buying what you love.
Future of the Force is in no way sponsored by Lokai, Feeding America, the CDC Foundation, or any other company/group/organization mentioned in this article.
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Megan Rickards is a prolific Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. Aside from being extremely passionate about Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series, and the Arrowverse, Megan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Writing. Follow her on Twitter @FindingHerSpot where she channels the Force frequently and @FAAPOV where she hosts her own blog.