November 8, 2011; Source: Washington PostNext 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.

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