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Justin Bieber Helps Ontario Food Bank Receive $15,000 in Donations

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
November 1, 2011|1:27 pm

Justin Bieber made an Ontario food bank $15,000 richer with one simple tweet from his Twitter.

Just a week ago Bieber donated $10,000 to House of Blessing food bank in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Bieber also got "Access Hollywood" host, Billy Bush, to donate an additional $5,000 to the food bank by making him a deal while being interviewed on the show.

Bush had told Bieber he'd make a $5,000 donation to the charity of his choice if Bieber asked his 13.8 million Twitter followers to follow Bush.

The singer agreed, and told Bush to give it to House of Blessing.

Bieber tweeted about the food bank stating the importance of remembering your individual roots. He tweeted, "Wasnt 2 long ago that my mom and me got food from this food bank 4 our christmas. Dont ever forget where u come from - http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20111028/bieber-stratford-givingback-111028"

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House of Blessing was thrilled with the donation and said, "It's really exciting to hear Justin's thinking of Stratford again," said Laura Davies, operations coordinator.

Stratford's a small town in Ontario where the celebrity grew up.

Bieber's no stranger to charity, a few weeks ago he announced a percentage of the proceeds from his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe, due out Nov. 1 will go to various charities, including "Make-A-Wish Foundation" and "Pencils of Promise."

Bieber announced that he is the first on the Universal Music’s roster to have part of his sales go to charity.

"Universal never actually allowed money from the album to go to charity, so it's kind of a unique thing and I'm very happy and proud of what we've done," said Bieber in an interview earlier this month.

Bieber is uncertain how the sales will be divided among the charities, but he is working to achieve his goal with a team. "I tell them basically what I want and they kind of go and help me get it done," Bieber said.

Bieber's new Christmas album will feature special collaborations with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, among others.

"They were all great people and fun to be around," Bieber said, referencing his collaborations. “They've been really successful and great in the country world, so I wanted to get them on my Christmas album and cross some barriers and try to get some different audience members to listen to my music.”

 

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