Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Latest Fundraiser For Charity Lets You Do Something That You're Already Doing Anyway

#HAM4ALL

Actor, playwright, composer, and singer, Lin-Manuel Miranda just launched a contest where he's offering the chance for you to be his personal guest at the L.A. opening of Hamilton. So what's the catch? Well, it'll cost you a $10 donation. Or, it'll cost you a $10 donation and you can sing for it. That's right — you can belt out your favorite song from Hamilton, which you probably do anyway.

Miranda's motivation to launch this contest is to raise money for immigration reform in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, which is in June.



Miranda Tweeted a video explaining the details:

In brief, you can donate $10 to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, administered by the Hispanic Federation (HF). According to its website, the HF's mission is "to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, [and] the environment." However, the coalition is made up of the similar yet different missions of these 12 organizations: ACCESS, Alianza America, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, CHIRLA, Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Immigration Equality, Kids in Need of Defense, LULAC Institute, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, National Immigration Law Center, Tahirih Justice Center, and United We Dream.

Or you can take part in the #Ham4All challenge, which Miranda also announced. Through that, participants are encouraged to donate to the same coalition, then record themselves singing their favorite musical number from the show, and then challenging their friends and family to do the same, and make a donation.

No matter how you choose to enter, the winner will receive two tickets to the opening night of Hamilton in L.A., including roundtrip airfare, and hotel accommodations. But wait, there's more! You also get to hang out with the head honcho himself at the VIP after-party and take a photo with him! Are you kidding me? It's like we died and went to theatrical heaven. There's a contest for this, and we can help others at the same time? Yes, you can! Hurry for your chance to win, the contest ends July 31. And even if you don't score the big prize, you could still be eligible for other "goodies" from Hamilton.

Watch Miranda’s release of Hamilton mixtape video, “The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” here:

(H/T: The Hollywood Reporter)

Cover image: Steve Jurvetson | Wikimedia Commons

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