Discovery’s Rainn Wilson holding Haiti charity contest

Rainn Wilson might play an irredeemable scamp on Star Trek: Discovery, but he’s showing his charitable side with a contest benefiting girls in rural Haiti.

Rainn Wilson’s character on Star Trek: Discovery, Harry Mudd, may be an irredeemable con man whose devious past lives on through the history of the franchise, but the man himself is showing his charitable side as we near the upcoming show’s premiere.

Wilson and his wife Holiday Reinhorn founded LIDE Haiti, an educational initiative using arts and literacy to aid in the development of adolescent girls in rural Haiti. According to their website, LIDE serves over 500 girls with a staff of 13 teachers in 12 locations in remote, rural Haiti. Considering that there are few people further removed from the arts, literacy and education than young people in rural Haiti, this is a noble endeavor indeed.

Wilson is putting his appearance in Discovery to good use in benefit of LIDE. He and Reinhorn are holding a contest with a grand prize of attending the premiere and cast party in Los Angeles on September 19th as his guest with accomodatations and flights on the man himself. With a $10 donation, you can be eligible to win.

For those of us not lucky enough to make the premiere and cast party and thus see it days early, Star Trek: Discovery will air on September 24th on CBS at 8:30 p.m. EST. It will be on CBS All Access, a subscription service, each week thereafter for the first half of the first season which wraps up on the first Sunday of November.

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