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rockdawg21
03-02-2011, 01:35 AM
I really don't know why everybody hates on this kid so much (jealous haters!). For his 17th birthday, Justin Bieber has asked people to donate $17 to mycharity: Water, which helps provide clean water projects in developing countries. He's close to tripling his goal of $17,000!

http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=13922

Miss Foxy
03-02-2011, 04:23 PM
Aww I love Justin!!! He's also helping his father who wasn't there for him and is a criminal achieve his dream of being a rapper. Sure the guy is a piece of crap, but Justin is being selfless in helping him. This kid amazes me..He's awesome. Thanks for the link I am going to donate!!!

Crisco
03-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Aww I love Justin!!! He's also helping his father who wasn't there for him and is a criminal achieve his dream of being a rapper. Sure the guy is a piece of crap, but Justin is being selfless in helping him. This kid amazes me..He's awesome. Thanks for the link I am going to donate!!!

what a loser

the dad i mean

Miss Foxy
03-02-2011, 05:16 PM
what a loser

the dad i mean

I know.. I was thinking that myself how he can he ask his son to help him accomplish his dream yet was in prison and out of his life?? This kid gives me hope in the world. The dad should be trying to make a relationship with Justin like being his #1 fan and supporting Justin not thinking of himself. He's trying to capitalize off his sons achievements.

County Mike
03-02-2011, 06:05 PM
Not hating on him, but doesn't $17,000 seem a little weak for someone who's making that about every hour?

Instead of asking people to donate to his charity, why doesn't he just donate enough to get it done. I'm sure he could part with a million and not really miss it too much.

rearnakedchoke
03-02-2011, 06:07 PM
all canadians are like this .. just can't sing as good ...

rockdawg21
03-02-2011, 06:20 PM
Not hating on him, but doesn't $17,000 seem a little weak for someone who's making that about every hour?

Instead of asking people to donate to his charity, why doesn't he just donate enough to get it done. I'm sure he could part with a million and not really miss it too much.
Bieber does a lot of concerts where the proceeds go to charity and each ticket that he sells for his normal concerts - $1 goes to support that charity. Pencils of Promise is one of those charities - they build new schools. He actually won an award for his support of this charity.

He has bills to pay just like everybody else.

County Mike
03-02-2011, 06:22 PM
Bieber does a lot of concerts where the proceeds go to charity and each ticket that he sells for his normal concerts - $1 goes to support that charity. Pencils of Promise is one of those charities - they build new schools. He actually won an award for his support of this charity.

He has bills to pay just like everybody else.

Well, that's good to hear. I was just saying, asking other people to donate to a charity in your name is nice, but not as generous as actually donating to it yourself. Knowing he also donates to good causes is a plus.

Buc Nasty
03-02-2011, 08:05 PM
all canadians are like this .. just can't sing as good ...

Sure they are!

:laugh:

flo
03-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Not hating on him, but doesn't $17,000 seem a little weak for someone who's making that about every hour?

Instead of asking people to donate to his charity, why doesn't he just donate enough to get it done. I'm sure he could part with a million and not really miss it too much.

My first thoughts exactly.

Chuck
03-02-2011, 08:46 PM
He has bills to pay just like everybody else.

I doubt it. :wink:

Miss Foxy
03-02-2011, 08:49 PM
My first thoughts exactly.

Maybe he's trying to set an example and have other people do as he does in regards to donating to charities. I am sure he donates to many more things aside from that and also when celebrities do matching to causes it does really well.

flo
03-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Just my 2 cents. :wink:

I think it's incredibly hypocritical for a millionaire many times over to ask us "little people" to contribute to their pet charities. Many of us give to charities when we are able, or tithe on a regular basis.

It's probably not the best time to ask the average Joe for a donation when so many are struggling to scrape up rent/mortgage payments or out of work all together.

Miss Foxy
03-02-2011, 09:58 PM
Just my 2 cents. :wink:

I think it's incredibly hypocritical for a millionaire many times over to ask us "little people" to contribute to their pet charities. Many of us give to charities when we are able, or tithe on a regular basis.

It's probably not the best time to ask the average Joe for a donation when so many are struggling to scrape up rent/mortgage payments or out of work all together.

Word.. Donate this way!! lol..But he's only a kid.. I see what you mean though.. Most of those donations are tax write-offs aren't they?

VCURamFan
03-02-2011, 10:15 PM
Just my 2 cents. :wink:

I think it's incredibly hypocritical for a millionaire many times over to ask us "little people" to contribute to their pet charities. Many of us give to charities when we are able, or tithe on a regular basis.

It's probably not the best time to ask the average Joe for a donation when so many are struggling to scrape up rent/mortgage payments or out of work all together.
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rockdawg21
03-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Most of those donations are tax write-offs aren't they?
Yes, you should have received your charitable contribution receipt in your e-mail.

County Mike
03-02-2011, 11:23 PM
A writeoff doesn't mean you get it back though. At best, you can reduce your taxable income by that amount so the amount you save (or get back) is only your taxed percentage.

If I donate $1000 to a charity the actual return difference from that would be around $200 at best. I'm still down $800.

Miss Foxy
03-02-2011, 11:27 PM
A writeoff doesn't mean you get it back though. At best, you can reduce your taxable income by that amount so the amount you save (or get back) is only your taxed percentage.

If I donate $1000 to a charity the actual return difference from that would be around $200 at best. I'm still down $800.

Good to know.. What I meant though was he can write it off can't he.. Either way I wish I had his piggy bank..:wacko:

Rev
03-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Good to know.. What I meant though was he can write it off can't he.. Either way I wish I had his piggy bank..:wacko:

At what point does it stop being called a "piggy" bank?
When it belongs to someone who has the money of most of these celbs, it should be a HOG bank or SOW bank even a BOAR bank.
Just my thoughts on this deep discussion.

flo
03-02-2011, 11:50 PM
Word.. Donate this way!! lol..But he's only a kid.. I see what you mean though.. Most of those donations are tax write-offs aren't they?

I know what you're saying, Miss Foxy, and yes, they are deductible if you give to a qualified charity. So if you gave, say, $100 and you are in a 25% tax bracket, you would save $25 on your taxes from your $100 contribution.

The entire amount is never deductible, AFAIK.

flo
03-02-2011, 11:55 PM
Oh shoot, I see Mike already wrote about deductible amounts. Sorry. :ashamed:

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I literally had to bite my knuckles to keep for bursting out laughing!!

:laugh:

It was too good to pass up!! As soon as you posted it I knew I'd use it...:happydancing:

Jonlion
03-03-2011, 12:06 AM
Good for him - he doesn't have to do anything

rockdawg21
03-03-2011, 02:20 AM
Today, Bieber sold his hair on eBay for over $40,000. The kid won a philanthropy award last year for his charitable contributions to Pencils for Promise to help build schools, save/enrich thousands of lives with clean drinking water, donate earnings from hair clippings to an animal rescue organization, and people are still going to hate and say "He hasn't done enough!" :rolleyes:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/justin-biebers-hair-charity-auction_n_830452.html
Justin Bieber's Hair Bought In Charity Auction For $40,668 By Casino

First Posted: 03/ 2/11 12:50 PM Updated: 03/ 2/11 03:53 PM

Most people's hair gets swept up on the barber shop floor and sent to the trash. Justin Bieber's? Far too valuable for the broom.

Bieber, who last week trimmed his prized mane in the hair cut heard round the world, delivered his hair to Ellen Degeneres, who put it up on eBay. The price skyrocketed, and when the final bid was placed before time ran out, it went for a staggering $40,688.

Don't worry. It was for charity. The cash will go to The Gentle Barn Foundation, an animal rescue organization, and the winner will get to hang out with Justin. The purchase was made by GoldenPalace.com, a frequent buyer at celebrity charity auctions. They said in a statement that they plan to put it on tour at Bieber concerts to raise more money for charity.

J.B.
03-03-2011, 03:32 AM
I feel like being the lone hater just because of that annoying hair-cut, but I know I'm just getting old and the kid means well. Good for him. :wink:

Do your thing Beebs...do your thing. :cool:

Miss Foxy
03-03-2011, 04:35 PM
I feel like being the lone hater just because of that annoying hair-cut, but I know I'm just getting old and the kid means well. Good for him. :wink:

Do your thing Beebs...do your thing. :cool:

He looked better with his hair..:sad:
I also love him cause he likes us latin chicks!! j.k I love this fella he has such a good heart!! I have Bieber fever!!

Buzzard
03-04-2011, 12:10 AM
I like how he was done away with in South Park.

As for his music....bleeeech!, but I don't see anyone knocking down my door to buy my music so who am I to judge his.

Because of his good acts, I dislike him a little less. :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
03-04-2011, 02:08 AM
i heard this thing has raised something like 7 million or something .. good for beiber ... i don't know why anyone would get mad at this .. nothing different than celebs lending their time to good causes for telethons and stuff ...

i think charlie sheen should ask everyone to donate to a great charity .. i can see that WINNING!