Eva Longoria may not have played Captain Marvel in the motion picture, but she’s the hero to the Academy of Mount St. Ursula of 330 Bedford Park Boulevard.
Just before the release of the film, the all girls’ high school created a GoFundMe page to raise enough money for the entire school to see Captain Marvel on the big screen, which Longoria overwhelmingly contributed to.
In under a month, the campaign not only hit the $10,000 goal, but even raised an extra $340 as well.
“Many of our girls come from underprivileged circumstances, and more than 70% live below the poverty line,” the campaign stated.
Thus, the academy set out to raise $10,000 dollars, breaking down the costs as: $13 per child ticket, an additional $13 for refreshments and $17 per chaperone ticket.
“We want to give them the opportunity to see Marvel’s first woman-led film, because every young person deserves not only to have their needs met, but to also enjoy life!” the campaign continued.
The academy chose Captain Marvel because “there are multiple female characters in the film that enforce diversity of women in race, careers, and talents,” according to the GoFundMe page.
All excess proceeds raised will go towards Mount St. Ursula ‘Adopt-A-Student’ program, for girls who cannot otherwise afford to pay for tuition along with other school philanthropies.
While the GoFundMe received 161 separate donations for the cause, the most generous contribution came from Longoria at a whopping $2,000…that’s a lot of popcorn.