Lady Gaga is one of many celebrities using their star power to raise money for Japan’s earthquake relief efforts – and her monster brigade is already bringing in loads of cash in record time.
MTVnews reported yesterday that Gaga’s self-designed “We Pray for Japan” bracelets raised a whopping $250,000 in two days. The white-and-red wristband features Gaga’s trademark monster-paw hand gesture and sells for $5 on her website (but you can opt to give a larger donation of up to $100).
The pop-star tweeted,
“I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet. Buy It/Donate here and ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters.”
She is also encouraging her fans to donate to the campaign established by Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, via Citizen Effect, a philanthropic website that relies on social media to generate donations for various causes. The couple plans to match the first $100,000 donated to help the American Red Cross in its relief efforts.
Spread the word and the wealth, jewelry hounds.