One reason it’s so easy to be a fan of Sebastian Stan is that he never misses an opportunity to help someone. Be it his fans, organizations, or charity drives he finds ways to impact the lives of people around the world.
It comes as no surprise that his fans are just as compassionate as he is. In 2017, a group of fans got together to fundraise for a cause close to his heart. At TIFF, Sebastian Stan wrote on a wall to fill in the prompt ‘Before I die I want to…’ with a simple ‘help someone.’ A drive was created to benefit Unitas, a cause close to Sebastian’s heart.
He was floored by the willingness of his fans to organize a drive but likely not surprised. His fans thank him for everything from encouraging them to chase their dreams to the reason they’ve fought through mental illness. They want to find a way to show him how important that really is.
So once again, fans have come together to start a drive to benefit an organization close to Sebastian’s heart. Our Big Day Out, a cause in Romania, assists institutionalized children, families in poverty, and the elderly living in shelters.
The organization gave a shout out to Sebastian and his fans who started the drive on their Instagram profile.
Within hours the fundraiser was racing towards their goal and initially, it surpassed it. When fans kept giving in Sebastian’s name, they increased the goal. The initiative shows how passionate Sebastian’s fans are and how eager they are to make a difference. All donations made will go to Our Big Day Out in Sebastian’s name.
The ‘Standom’ has continued moving forward with this initiative and the am0unt raised currently sits over $10,000 and is still growing. In addition, there are many other acts of kindness being performed within the fandom and outside of it because of constantly inspired fans.
As we said earlier, it’s easy to want to be the best version of yourself when you look up to someone who tries to be the best version of themselves, too. That’s the base of the relationship between Sebastian and his fans.
‘…but I knew him’