The Beliebers will be happy about this news! Some of Justin Bieber‘s personal items will be auctioned off on eBay–all to support an Ontario, CA food bank!
According to the Toronto Sun, Justin’s grandparents, Diane and Bruce Dale, reached out to House of Blessing in Stratford, Ontario, C to donate a few of the pop star’s items. Items up for grabs are a pair of size 7 Nike shoes and Justin’s Toronto Maple Leafs comforter, pillowcase and ceiling lamp. Justin also signed all of the items when he was home for Christmas!
The items will go up for sale on eBay starting at noon Saturday, with the auction ending at noon on Feb. 7. The starting bid for each item is $500, and both items will include a certificate of authenticity signed by Diane Dale. The proceeds will go toward food bank programs under House of Blessing.
The Dales came up with the idea after putting their home up for sale late last year. With Justin’s blessing, they reached out to House of Blessing, whose services Justin and his mom used before Justin became a star. “They decided to give them to House of Blessing and give everyone a chance at it and support House of Blessing,” said Theresa McMurray, the executive director. “It took us by surprise. We’re very thankful (the family) would think of doing something like this for us.”
In the past, Justin has been a big supporter of the food bank. In 2011, he donated $10,000 to the organization, so it’s no surprise that his grandparents reached out to him. This also isn’t the first time some of his personal signed effects have been auctioned off to give back to charity either. In 2011, a signed shoe from Justin went on eBay to pay for a broadcast booth at his former high school, Stratford Northwestern, which brought in about $1,400. A 2012 Hyundai Genesis, also signed by Justin, was sold for $40,000 to raise money to refurbish the skate park in his area. WOW!
This is a great, smart idea. I know the Biebs isn’t a perfect angel, but he cares about where he comes from, and that’s respectable. Glad he’s giving back in a great way.