If it isn’t abundantly clear, Star Wars is not “just a movie”. It has spawned toys, video games, board games, comics, and revived a whole industry in merchandising, film production and many more. It is also a Force for good.

J.J Abrams’ Force for Change works with Omaze to benefit UNICEF Kids but closer to home, fans are doing their bit too. Like 8-year-old Ashley Yan. The student at The Rainbow Centre is a talented artist, with refined skills far beyond her years.

The Rainbow Centre is a non-profit charity that serves children and youths with a diverse range of special development and learning needs. Ashley currently goes to school there. To raise funds for a new wing, the centre is selling these quaint hand drawn pins by Ashley.


The clip-slash-magnetic badges bear the likeness of Star Wars fan favourites such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and his trusty wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca. Also available are Darth Vader, Yoda, C-3P0 and R2-D2.

The illustrations are simple yet offer a charm that only Han Solo could muster. They also possess a style not unlike Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince’s drawings. A set of these eight pins cost S$50 with proceeds to go towards The Rainbow Centre’s new building extension.

The pins were originally only available at Star Wars: The Force Awakens X-Wing exhibit at Changi Airport from Dec 5 and 6. Limited stocks are also available at the centre – for now.

If you do not want the pins, the centre is also giving Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets to donors as well. If you haven’t already got your tickets, why not do good and get karmic returns. Speaking of good returns, all donations are 300% tax deductible. Give more, receive even more. Hit this link to make a contribution.

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This holiday season, instead of splurging blindly. Give in to the Force for Good.

As the pins, as well as movie tickets, are limited, the centre advised donors to call before you make your way down. The Rainbow Centre is located at 501 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149306. Telephone: 6472 7077.

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Peter Yeo

Peter Yeo

Peter is a fan of Star Wars fan but is not overly fanatical about it. He has been heard to say he likes the JJ Abrams version of Star Trek as well. He wants to work as a security guard at the Skywalker Ranch when he grows up. He also runs his own blog dedicated to all things Star Wars - EverydayForce.com