The Good Place’s Writers Are Crowdfunding Legal Aid for Kids Separated From Migrant Parents

They'll match up to $25,000 in donations

The Good Place frequently blends humor and philosophy in trying to define ethical choices. - Credit by NBC
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NBC’s The Good Place has already accomplished the seemingly impossible by making philosophical debate the centerpiece of pop culture phenomenon. Now the creators hope to do a bit more by proving the show’s premise that anyone can do good things in life.

Writers from the show, which just wrapped production on its third season, have launched a CrowdRise campaign called The Good Cause, seeking $25,000 in donations for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), a decade-old group that provides legal services for immigrant children separated from parents.

“Everything is…well, it could be better,” notes the introduction on the fundraiser. “Our show deals with the concepts of what it means to be good and how to do the most good for the most people. As we wrap up production on season 3 of The Good Place, let’s put theory into practice by supporting migrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents at the border.

The fundraiser was created by writer Andrew Law, according to The Hill, though it’s been supported by other talent behind the show, including creator Mike Schur (who goes by “Ken Tremendous” on Twitter):

The show’s staffers involved with the crowdfunding project have pledged to match every donation up to $25,000.

Not many of the show’s stars have shared the fundraiser to their social media followings as of this writing, but fan favorite William Jackson Harper (who plays Chidi) had shown his support, and D’arcy Carden (Janet) had retweeted Schur’s post.

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."