Selena Gomez and the Beckhams Headline Charity Concert

By Aramis Grant

Check out THIS PopSugar post on the work Selena Gomez, David Beckham, and his sons did to raise money for UNICEF.

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Linkin Park Wants To Power the World

Photo Courtesy of Linkin Park/Twitter

By Amarylis Martinez

1.3 billion people have no access to electricity and rock band, Linkin Park, is ready to do something about it.  Recently launching their Power the World campaign, these rock stars are asking for our help in lighting the world this holiday season.  By donating $10 to powertheworld.org, a family in Haiti will be provided with a renewable, solar light bulb.  These solar light bulbs provide more than just light; they are low in cost and use clean renewable energy, allowing Haitians to save money overtime.  Without electricity children cannot study after dark, parents cannot work after dark and medical clinics cannot stay open.

With Power the World, Linkin Park has set a goal of helping one million families gain access to sustainable energy by 2012 – Haiti is their first project location.  Lead vocalist, Mike Shinoda is quoted saying:

“We chose Haiti for this project because the country faces severe energy poverty.  There are 34 million people in the Western Hemisphere who have no access to modern energy; 8 million of them are in Haiti. By helping Haiti we can make a huge impact, so it’s a great place to start.”

StarsPower invites you to give the gift of light this holiday season.

For more information regarding Power the World or to support Linkin Park in their cause to light the world visit www.powertheworld.org

Arsenal Saves the Children

By Amarylis Martinez

Here at StarsPower we believe in “Blogging a Better Planet” which is why we have chosen to focus on stars’ efforts outside of the U.S. today.  This past weekend, Arsenal Football Club dedicated its Premier League match against Fulham to Save the Children.  Save the Children is Arsenal’s global charity partner, supporting the cause of providing less fortunate children with the necessities for a better life and providing them the chance to grow and reach their full potential.

Deciding to dedicate a game to Save the Children meant more than writing a check and playing soccer in their honor.  Arsenal used their star’s power to make their game day an all day affair in support of their charity and its cause.  Thanks to these soccer playing pros, Emirates Stadium was full of fundraising initiatives.

To kick-start the fund raising process players and staff donated a day’s wages to their global partner foundation.  During warm-ups both Arsenal and Fulham wore Save the Children t-shirts in honor of supporting the charity and its efforts.  Pre game, players Carl Jenkinson and Jack Wilshere surprised fans as they personally sold and collected raffle tickets.  During half-time, Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus, led a successful monetary collection where fans happily donated to the cause.  50 pence from every game day program sold was donated, along with a portion of the proceeds of Arsenal’s co-branded charity sportsbands being sold in the team store.

Players took their role in this partnership seriously.  When speaking of Save the Children team captain Robin Van Persie said:

“The whole squad was given a presentation by Save the Children recently, who explained what they are doing all over the world.  It’s unbelievable and we really appreciate their work.  We all realize we can’t save the world but we can all do our little bit”

StarsPower is here to say that we can in fact save the world and we are proud of Van Persie’s Arsenal for contributing by helping Save the Children this weekend.

Be a Gooner. Be a giver. Make a contribution to Save the Children on behalf of Arsenal at http://www.justgiving.com/beagoonerbeagiver

For more information on Arsenal and Save the Children visit their official website at http://www.arsenal.com/savethechildren

*To Star Gaze Arsenal’s game day dedication to charity, click HERE