Justin Bieber Inspires Charitable Giving
Two young girls have been inspired by Justin Bieber to give back to the community. According to the Beacon Herald, fourteen-year-old Alexx Mowbray and her sister Kelsee Casagrande went to see Bieber’s “Home for the Holidays” show on Dec. 21st. The girls snagged two tickets to the concert at Massey Hall in Toronto. Mowbray was picked out of the front row to join the young pop star on stage and sing with him.
Mowbray earned herself a gift from the “Never Say Never” singer – an autographed Epiphone acoustic guitar. Mowbray and her sister decided not to keep the guitar, but to use it to help others. The girls have decided to auction off the guitar and donate the proceeds through Bieber’s Believe charity drive.
Mowbray, a self-described “huge” Bieber fan, said of her good fortune, “I was shocked. I couldn’t even think straight. It was just a life-changing experience.”
Casagrande told The Beacon Herald that they were “mobbed” after the concert because, “Everyone wanted to see the guitar and touch it and take a picture.”
The girls spoke of why they decided right away to give up the guitar. “This guitar means the world to her,” said Casagrande said regarding her sister, “but we think that it would mean more to somebody else.”
“We never even thought of selling it and keeping the money,” added Mowbray. “If it can save lives, that’s more important than money. And I’ll always have my memories.”
Bieber’s Believe charity drive raises funds for various foundations and organizations. Users sign up to fundraise for the charity that they care about. Some of the organizations include Children’s Wish, City of Hope, Make-A-Wish, Pencils of Promise, and Project Medishare.
Mowbray and Casagrande have been using their Twitter feeds to spread the message about the guitar auction and are making the final preparations for donating it.