You Can Be Idris Elba's Valentine's Day Date
Looking for a Valentine's Day date? Idris Elba is here for you.
The actor is giving a lucky winner the chance to be his valentine — and it's all for a good cause.
In a video for Omaze, a L.A.-based company that raises funds for nonprofit organizations through online auctions with celebrities and brands, the Luther alum tells admirers that every donation entry made for the date will go toward W.E. Can Lead, a nonprofit org that is committed to ensuring young girls across Africa receive educational, leadership and mentoring opportunities.
One $10 donation gets you 100 entries, $25 gets you 250 entries (plus a digital thank you note), and $50 gets you 500 entries in the bidding process. Fans can find out more info here. The deadline to enter is Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT and the winner will be announced Feb. 28.
"We'll get things started off with cocktails," says Elba, clad in a suit. "And once we're feeling comfortable we can order whatever your heart desires. Maybe some truffles, perhaps some steak. [...] And for dessert you can have whatever you want and I mean whatever you want. Candy hearts is just the beginning." Good luck.