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Justin Bieber is focusing on charity this Christmas, and will travel home to film a holiday special for his fans while contributing to a good cause.
The televised special "Justin Bieber: Home for the Holidays" is being filmed in a secret Toronto location and will air Dec. 22 on MuchMusic and CTV, MTV reported. The program will raise money for Bieber’s “Believe Charity,” which donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pencils of Promise, Musicians on Call, Project Medishare for Haiti, City of Hope, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Grammy Foundation.
The 17-year-old previously spoke about the launch of his charity in a statement to MTV.
"I am launching the Believe Charity Drive because I know firsthand that if you believe in your dreams, everything is possible," Bieber said. "The Believe Charity Drive directly benefits charities that are making a difference in the world. You can ... donate as little as one dollar, or even donate your time, because everything will make a difference.”
Proceeds from Bieber’s Christmas album Under the Mistletoe also contributed to his charity organization. Scooter Braun, the singer’s manager recently tweeted about the album’s success.
“Under The Mistletoe is the biggest selling International Christmas album for UMG in a decade!!" Braun tweeted about the album that debuted in November. "That makes it the biggest selling holiday album on Universal in the last decade moving ahead of Andrea Bocelli. Very proud and at this rate by Christmas @justinbieber's 'Under The Mistletoe' will be the biggest 4th qtr album release of the entire UMG-EMI system!"
Bieber recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the importance of the holiday season saying, “The holidays are a very special time of the year for me and I'm looking forward to coming home and ringing them in with my friends and family.”