We live in a time when scandal generally outshines generosity, so when celebrities use their fame for good, we think it deserves special mention. Which is why we’re excited that Justin Bieber is following in the footsteps of other kindhearted celebrities and auctioning off an autographed pair of bedazzled lace-up sneakers with proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The charity auction’s official site reports the winner will receive “one pair of black Supra sneakers, signed and worn by Justin Bieber, along with a certificate of authenticity.” The current bid as of press time sits at a whopping $1,000, and the next minimum bid must be an increase of $100. It’s just a small price to pay for memorabilia that will last a lifetime (potential Bieber stink may be included) and benefit an important cause. The auction ends on August 10, so what are you waiting for?
Justin’s philanthropic act of donating personal items is something celebrities have been doing for a while, so we were inspired to look back at other celebrities who tore clothes off their backs and donated them to the greater good. Check it out after the jump!
Britney Spears has been auctioning off personal items for many years. She partnered up with Gotta Have It in 2002 and auctioned off original costumes from her Dream Within a Dream tour to support the Britney Spears Foundation. Most recently, Britney auctioned off a dress from her Radiance perfume commercial with a closing bid went of $25, 100! Proceeds from the dress went to the Matthew Van Daff Special Needs Trust.
When Haiti was devastated by a earthquake last year, many celebrities jumped at the chance to offer their help. Kellan Lutz stepped up and donated a laundry basket full of clothing for the Haiti Relief Fund. Kellan uses his celeb status to promote various organizations like PETA, the St. Bernard Project (which creates housing opportunities that allow Hurricane Katrina survivors to return to their home) and the Men for Women Now campaign (highlights prominent males who support early detection of women’s cancers). A hottie and an advocate? Yes please!
Miley Cyrus partnered with Youth Service America to form Get UR Good On, which is a social network that inspires the youth to do good in their communities. Miley holds auctions on eBay for clothes straight from her closet, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit this organization. To learn more information about this cause, visit www.geturgoodon.org.
Will you be bidding on Justin Bieber’s shoes, or any other celebrity apparel? Let us know in the comments!