By Tim Saunders on
Adam Lambert has a special request for fans: charity donations, not gifts.
The star, who starts his Glam Nation Tour later this month, says he received so many thoughtful gifts on his last tour that he ran out of room to keep them. So he’s taken to Twitter to ask fans for a favor.
“Instead of giving me gifts, why not donate 2 donorschoose.org or other charity in my name? U can print a reciept [sic] 4 me and personalize it:) What are your thoughts?”
The star is a big supporter of DonorsChoose.org, a charity that allows the public to make donations which go directly to funding school projects – from buying pencils for writing clubs to providing microscopes for biology classes. Last year, Adam asked thousands of his fans to donate directly to classroom project requests posted by teachers on DonorsChoose.org. In just four weeks, 1,956 fans contributed directly to his request – with donations totaling $229,000 – providing learning resources and supplies for more than 87,775 students. Earlier this year, Adam visited a group of school kids to support the charity website.
Adam followed up on yesterday’s tweets by later writing: “Yay, I’m glad u all like the idea! I love reading your cards and seeing your drawings too, I’m just not going to be able to take them with me.”
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