“The A-Team” star Jessica Biel celebrated her 29th birthday last week, and in true humanitarian form decided to forego gifts and ask for charity donations instead. The star set up her own mycharity: water page, asking fans to donate money in order to help deliver clean drinking water to those in need. Biel’s birthday goal was $5,000, and she and her fans have already surpassed that goal with $5,837 and counting.
What’s next for Biel’s water charity work? Aim higher! Biel has expanded her campaign goal to $10,000 in hopes that fans will help her raise enough money for not one, but two clean water wells. Biel is taking some inspiration from Justin Bieber, who set up a mycharity: water page for his birthday with a campaign goal of $17,000. Since then, Bieber has raised over $46,000!
This clean water push didn’t just come out of the blue for Biel, though: the star has been committed to the goal of getting drinkable water to those in need for a while now. In fact, Biel was one of a group of stars who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last year in order to raise awareness about water issues in developing countries. The group, which also included Emile Hirsch and Lupe Fiasco, took a picture at the summit holding a banner that said “send water.”
If you want to help Jessica reach her new goal, just visit her mycharitywater.org page and choose any amount to donate. All of the proceeds will go toward building wells in developing countries.