Justin Bieber is the doGOODER of the week
hollywoodnews.com: Justin Bieber may only be 16 years old, but he’s a pro at the power of giving back. The teen singing sensation spends almost as much time raising awareness and funds for organizations like Pencils of Promise and Children’s Miracle Network as he does churning out pop hits and winning young girls’ hearts.
Over the past year, we’ve seen Justin lending his name, his time, his concert ticket proceeds and album sales to the causes he cares about most, including auctioning dozens of meet and greets on charitybuzz.com to raise funds. If he keeps up this frenetic pace of giving, he’s bound to be named one of the most generous philanthropists in the world by the time he hits his 30s.
Charitybuzz isn’t the only organization to notice Justin Bieber’s philanthropic spirit. Justin was one of several stars chosen to receive Variety’s Power of Youth Philanthropy Award for his above-and-beyond effort to help good causes. In 2010, Justin helped raise millions for Haiti by participating in telethons and recording songs like “We Are the World 25.” Just months later, he brought his “My World” tour to Nashville to raise funds for Middle Tennessee flood relief and performed on Larry King Live to raise funds for the BP oil spill victims.
The superstar recently announced that he is donating proceeds from his new album, My Way Acoustic, to Children’s Miracle Network, an organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children¹s hospitals across North America.
He tweeted to his 6.2 million twitter fans to explain his commitment to charity, writing: “I am in the position to give back thanks to my fans and God. I wrote Pray thinking I wanted to help others and I feel like I have a responsibility to do so.” He added, “What is the point of doing all this if you can’t make a difference in others’ lives? This album is a gift to my fans and the money raised from it allows us all to help out.”
In December, Justin Bieber will play Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert with pop star pal Katy Perry to raise funds for Musicians on Call, a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. And throughout this holiday season, Justin is supporting Pencils of Promise, an organization dedicated to supporting education in the developing world, by auctioning off exclusive opportunities to meet him backstage at his concerts around the country. Bidding is open at charitybuzz, with various closing dates throughout December.
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