December 2 marks the day that Britney Spears will turn 32. The Disney clubhouse alumnus has decided, though, that this isn’t a year for big presents. For family, friends and fans who want to get her anything for her birthday, Spears as asked that they make donations to charity instead.
Spears announced that she wanted to spend this birthday with the St. Jude charity and a special message from the star is now on the charity’s website. She also sent a tweet out to her followers to share the news about her birthday gift. She even goes into tell people why she has chosen this specific charity, when there are so many others out there. So far, the Slave 4 U singer has raised 25 percent of the total and hopes fans will help her reach the full amount.
This is something that even those who are not fans of the singer will be able to help with. This time of year is a time to share thanks, and what better way than to give to a charity helping children survive cancer?
St. Jude has been running since 1963 and offers support and help to families where children have cancer. The families’ bills for food, travel and everything else are completely covered by the charity, meaning the focus is on the children getting better and fighting the disease, instead of families worried about how they will afford everything.
Instead of charity donations, The Ellen DeGeneres Show” gave Spears a birthday surprise during rehearsals in Los Angeles. She met with the show’s own Rosie and Sophie Grace, who learned her choreography and had a birthday tea with the pop princess. She even dressed up as a pop princess with a tiara and pink tutu. Spears will be on the show on December 3 to talk about her upcoming album and Las Vegas show, Piece of Me.
Spears is definitely hitting a busy time. As part of her gift to fans, she has shared her upcoming album, Britney Jean, on iTunes. One of the tracks on her new album is with her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, who is starting her own singing career. The younger Spears made a name for herself as the star of Zoey 101, but took a break to have her first child. She has now released her first single, How Could I Want More.
According to will.i.am, some of the songs on 31 year old Spears’ new album are written by her; although will.i.am has helped and contributed to one of the songs. Producers include David Guetta and William Orbit.
Spears is focused this year on giving thanks. She has a new boyfriend and her career and life are back to heading in positive directions. It makes sense that she would want to spend the time thanking others for their hard work. Asking her fans to donate to charity for her birthday is one of the way Spears is doing that. Every little helps when it comes to charity and St. Jude is thankful for all donations.
By Alexandria Ingham