Last month, Magnum Ice Cream hosted a competition between musicians, Justin Bieber, Usher, Jordin Sparks and Nelly Furtado to earn $20,000 towards their favorite charity. Fans were asked to vote and help decide which popstar’s charity would be receiving the donation. Who won, you ask?? None other than Justin Bieber!!!! The donation was then split evenly between Pencils of Promise and Make A Wish Foundation. Thank you Justin Bieber and all of your fans that voted to earn this donation! Because of this gracious donation, PoP can now build one more classroom! Read more details from Billboard.com and watch a video of Justin speaking about the pleasure of giving back here…
Watch Justin Bieber, Usher, Jordin Sparks & Nelly Furtado Discuss Finding the Pleasure in Philanthropy and Life. Find Out Which Artist’s Favorite Charity You Voted To Give A $20,000 Donation!
Two of the world’s most fundamental pleasures are the act of giving and the enjoyment of music. So, as the Billboard Music Awards celebrate the year’s most successful songs, artists, and albums, we’re also looking to generous hitmakers — none other than Justin Bieber, Usher, Jordin Sparks, and Nelly Furtado — to share their thoughts on what charities are closest to their hearts and what makes them feel good. But talking and action are two different things. So we wanted the fans to help one of these artists earn $20,000 for their favorite charity — and enter for their own chance at a big prize: a trip to the Billboard Music Awards on May 20 in Las Vegas — all courtesy of Billboard.com and Magnum Ice Cream.
All four stars have reason to be proud: fans turned out in droves to weigh in on which cause should win the donation, and each got a lot of love from voters. Now, the votes have been counted and it’s official: Thanks to you, Justin Bieber’s charities, Pencils of Promise and Make A Wish will share the $20,000 donation!
Additionally, each of the other stars’ favorite charities — Jordin Sparks’ I’m M.A.D. Are You, Usher’s New Look Foundation, and Nelly Furtado’s choice Free The Children — will receive a donation from Magnum Ice Cream and Billboard for sharing their missions.