Press Release – Starship
Global phenomenon Justin Bieber is kicking off the season of giving with his ambitious BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE calling on fans to contribute to 20 charities around the world, launching an ambitious effort to amass millions of dollars in total donations.Justin Bieber Invites NZ Fans to Support Starship with Launch of Believe Charity Drive
Global phenomenon Justin Bieber is kicking off the season of giving with his ambitious BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE calling on fans to contribute to 20 charities around the world, launching an ambitious effort to amass millions of dollars in total donations. The New Zealand charity selected by Bieber was the Starship Foundation, which raises millions of dollars every year for the national children’s hospital.
“I am launching the BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE because I know firsthand that if you believe in your dreams, everything is possible,” Bieber explains. “The BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE directly benefits charities that are making a difference in the world. You can go to www.justinbiebermusic.com and donate as little as one dollar, or even donate your time, because everything will make a difference. Please join me in our quest to raise millions of dollars by the release of my new 2012 album, BELIEVE. I know that with your help we can make a change.”
Starship Foundation CEO Brad Clark says, “The Starship Foundation is so grateful to have the support of superstar Justin Bieber and we encourage all of his New Zealand fans to get in behind the BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE and support Starship. The proceeds will go towards the rebuild of Starship Hospital’s Neuroservices and Medical Specialties Wards, which treats conditions including neurological disorders, brain tumours, metabolic and genetic disorders, head trauma and suspected child abuse injuries, respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases.”
Around the world, the charities to benefit are as follows: Pencils of Promise; Project Medishare for Haiti; City of Hope; Make-A-Wish Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Musicians On Call; the GRAMMY Foundation®; Children’s Wish Foundation (Canada), Unesco (Japan), Triubte To Bambi (Germany), Starship Foundation (New Zealand), Teenage Cancer Trust (UK), Barretstown (Ireland), Acreditar (Portugal), Peter Pan Onlus (Italy), SOS Bornebyerne (Denmark), Un Juguete Una Ilusión (Spain), Association Petits Princes (France), – Kinderen Kankervrij (Netherlands), and Barncancerfonden (Sweden). Justin chose these organisations for their emphases on education, youth wellbeing, and, of course, music. Contributions will also be made to additional localised charities in certain international markets.