The news broke recently that social networking behemoth MySpace and online payment system PayPal have teamed up and are offering donation widgets via the hottest young celebs in the Unites States. We're not kidding! The participating celebs are said to include Hayden Panetiere, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Hillary Duff and Vanessa Hudgens. What exactly are donation widgets, and what will their function be in regards to these mostly underage group of entertainers? It's simple, the donation widget will allow contributions to be made to non-profit organizations. The MySpace and PayPal deal ties the aforementioned stars to a contest that includes weekly prizes and 20,000 in cash; the widgets can be found on their respective MySpace pages.
The idea is to raise money and awareness by having friends and family contribute. Actress Hayden Pantiere supports saving whales via the Whaleman Foundation. Liba Rubenstein, Manager of Public Affairs for MySpace Impact indicates "our partnership with PayPal allows members of the MySpace global community to take action, and make a positive impact on the world around them. We're proud to work with PayPal to democratize philanthropy, and show the power of small donations to drive big results."
Stay tuned for the contest!
*photo of Vanessa Hudgens from Askmen.com