Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on Glee, is teaming up with co-star Harry Shum Jr. to raise money for the charity Invisible Children. This charity works at bring awareness to the Lord's Resistance Army in Africa which creates children militants who are forced to maim, rape, and even kill other people. The Invisible Children is the group behind Kony 2012.
The pair is asking fans to donate $10 on Omaze.com in order to be entered into a contest that will yield a special Glee experience. The pair has not disclosed what this experience will be, but trust that their fans are dedicated enough to donate anyway. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, McHale reveals he got involved, "hoping to help as many people as possible learn about Invisible Children."
The cast of Glee has always been involved in charity work and recently both McHale and Shum performed at TrevorLive LA, in order to raise money for the charity the Trevor Project, which provides suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Furthermore, McHale says that they feel fortunate to have such giving fans. He believes this is because of the underdog who wins nature of the show, which inspires people of many different backgrounds to succeed.
It will definitely be exciting to see what is in store for this secret fan experience.