November 8, 2011; Source: Washington Post | Next up in Justin Bieber’s life as a celebrity philanthropist: auctioning his pet snake for charity. The proceeds will go to Pencils of Promise, a group that works with communities to build schools. The snake will be bid on at what looks like a heck of a first gala event put on by the organization—including a $1,500 ticket for a meet and greet with Mr. Bieber himself.
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At 17, Bieber is not new to philanthropy. We wrote at least two newswires last year on some of his charitable activities—asking for donations to charity: water in lieu of birthday gifts, and raising over $40,000 with a lock of hair given to Ellen Degeneres. Keep up the good work, Biebs.—Kristin Barrali