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Published on March 8th, 2011 | by Shellee Tyler

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Justin Bieber Helps Developing Nations with Clean Drinking Water on His Birthday

Justin Bieber recently turned his 17th birthday (March 1) into a fundraiser, by putting a call out to his fans asking for donations to charity: water, an organization that provides clean drinking water to developing nations. Justin’s fundraising goal was $17,000, but with the help of young fans everywhere, they were able to raise over $45,000 (and still counting).

You can read the text of Justin’s MyCharityWater request here:

I have had an incredible year and it is all due to the fans helping me live my dream. I’m turning 17 years old on Tuesday, and have so much to be grateful for!

So this year, I really want my birthday to be all about helping others. Instead of asking for gifts, I’m asking friends, family and fans to consider donating $17 for my 17th birthday to help make a change.

100% of all donations go directly into building clean water projects in developing countries with charity water, and we’ll be able to see photos and GPS of the projects we helped build!

Together, we’ve made a big difference for many causes. Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease? By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this!

I want to make my birthday matter this year — let’s make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.

I’m really so grateful for my family, friends and fans — and I believe we can do something big to help bring clean water to people in need. Even if you don’t have $17 to give I just ask you to go out in your community and try and make a positive difference. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way.

Thanks and God Bless!

With Justin finishing up his new movie “Never Say Never,” it’s good to see him also finding the time to help others.

So far, Justin and his fans have raised enough money to provide clean drinking water to 2,250 Families.  I think Justin and his fans deserve a great big Thank You and Congratulations. Well done, kids.

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Top Photo Credit:  Daniel Ogren via Flickr
Middle Photo Credit: CharityWater.org (Creative Commons)




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