Lady Gaga is known for many things. Glamour, fame, sexuality and vocal talent are a few of the adjectives that come to mind. Celebrities like Gaga are so scrutinized for their phenomenal antics on stage and in magazines that people often don’t consider what they are doing off stage.
For instance, Gaga donated all of her online store profits to help the Haiti victims after the earthquake in 2010. In 2011 she designed a prayer bracelet to fundraise for victims in Japan after an earthquake and Tsunami. To help fight HIV/AIDS, the pop-star helped create a lip stick sold under the line Viva Glam through MAC cosmetics. The proceeds were given to an HIV/AIDS foundation. Most recently, Gaga has collaborated with the charity named Sandy Hook Promise, to benefit the charity founded to aid victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
On December 14, 2012, a young man killed twenty students and six employees at Sandy Hook Elementary school. A little over a year has passed since that tragic event, currently considered to be the second largest mass murder by a single person in the history of the United States. Sandy Hook Promise is an organization that was founded after the tragedy to offer support to families affected. Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has partnered with Charitybuzz.com as a way to personally contribute to Sandy Hook Promise.
Charitybuzz.com is a well-known site that holds numerous charity auctions. As such, Gaga is teaming up with the site and auctioning off two VIP tickets to one of her twenty-five concert shows this year, as well as a chance to meet her in person. Though the auction bids have already reached over ten thousand dollars, bidding will continue until January 14, 2014. From bracelets to limited edition lipstick, Gaga has always found a way to make her charity donations very personal. As a native of Yonkers, New York, Gaga grew up as a neighbor to Connecticut. She has professed via twitter how devastating the events in Newtown were to hear about. Encouraging her enormous fan base to bid for a great cause is just one of the ways Lady Gaga continues to help others.
– Kaitlin Sutherby