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Adam Lambert asks fans to donate for clean water

January 14, 2011

adamlambert Ok New goal: $290,000 by the 29th!!! Let’s give people in need clean water!!!

We’re now over $278,000 (Feb. 8, 9:00 PM EST)

charitywater Signed photos from @adamlambert for $100+ donation extends until we hit $290k goal or 4/18, whichever comes first!

Give to Adam’s charity:water fundraiser
View the Spanish-language translation

Adam has a brand new partnership with the amazing non-profit, charity: water. The charity: water organization was formed four years ago with the goal to help bring clean, safe drinking water to developing nations. To date they’ve funded 3,811 water projects across the world, providing water for 1,742,331 people in 17 countries. In the four years since inception, charity: water also has raised more than $22 million to run their organization, launch educational campaigns and fund their water projects…

That’s why we’d like to encourage you to make a simple donation instead of sending Adam birthday gifts.

Watch this video. Please donate what you can afford, and even if you can’t donate, please help spread the word through Twitter, Facebook and email. You will literally be saving lives. Thanks!!

Charity:water blog

Adam Lambert Inspires Record-breaking Charitable Giving

Rockstar Weekly offers portion of sales to charity:water

Check out our Book Blitz to raise donations for charity:water

President Obama mentioned charity:water at the National Prayer Breakfast

Update (2/8/11) – $278,000 – if 398 people were to give $29 each, we’d reach the goal.

Update (2/6/11) – The campaign is now over $274,000. Great coverage yesterday in Huffington Post

Update (2/3/11) – $270,000 reached by mid-day. Fans are now trying to reach $290,000 target by Grammy Day. I think we can make it!

Update (1/30/11) Our Adam Lambert charity:water pledge $1 for every new subscriber, re-tweeter, and @adamlambertbook follower, through 11:59PM EST January 29, resulted in a $580 gift from Juneau & Xena!

Update (1/29/11) – $115,000 raised on Adam’s birthday alone!!! So proud of this fandom!!

Update (1/29/11) – Over $140,000 as of 7:30 this morning! Should be very active today!! Use #HappyBirthdayAdam in your tweets!!

Update (1/28/11) – We’ve topped $120,000 as of 9:45AM. Feona Campbell gets a free Eye of Horus bumper oval – if we can find her!!

Update (1/25/11) – Up to $110,000 as of late afternoon today!!

Update (1/23/11) – $100,000 reached at around 10:30PM January 23, 2011

Update (1/22/11) $90,000 and counting as of 10PM EST!!

Update (1/20/11) – as of 7:45AM EST, donations now exceed $80,000!

Update (1/19/11) – 10:50AM EST, the talley is over $73,000. $10K in two days. Fans will need to pick up the pace to reach $290,000 by the 29th!

Update (1/17/11) – At 8:40AM EST, donations exceed $63,000 – an impressive 3,187 people served with clean water!!

Update (1/16/11) – As of this morning, fans have donated nearly $60,000!

Update (1/15/11) – Adam initially set a goal to raise $29,000 by his 29th birthday (January 29th, 2011). The response was overwhelming. Overnight, the fans exceeded $29,000, tallying more than $43,000 by this morning – enough money to provide clean water to nearly 2,200 people!! The goal is now to reach $290,000. We can do this!!

n.b. So far, Adam has inspired more than $500,000 in donations from thousands of fans to 

This is the link to his Glam Nation campaign, held this June through September of 2010:

And his 2009 campaign:

Press and Blog Coverage

Hubpages – Adam Lambert Pulls an Oprah “Yes, Adam Lambert, like Oprah, is, in his small way, a hero. As evidenced by one night’s outpouring of compassion for those less fortunate on the heels of the holiday season in bad economic times, as we watch our leaders spew hate and blame and spite at one another publicly, Adam Lambert inspires love, peace, tolerance and generosity towards others.”

Examiner Matt Carter – Adam Lambert fans come out for charity support, birthday celebration “So how is it working so far? Let’s just say that it is more than a little bit successful. Adam fans not only raised the goal in the matter of a few short hours, but it is (as of this writing) almost at $45,000 raised.”

Great Tweets from our feed….

peacefrogdesign @adamlambert in less than 2 hours your fans have raised over $9,000 for your new charity, so proud <3<3<3

Seriously, this is record-breaking. We are more than 80% to the goal… and it’s not even halfway through the 24-hour period!!

sooooooo @adamlambert after we have accomplished the task u gave us 85 days for in under 1 day what u want us to do next?

other artists say “buy my CD” @adamlambert says “buy their music and please donate to my charity” I love him!

I can’t believe the LOVE pouring out for @adamlambert! You guys ROCK

@adamlambert do you have ANY idea the amount of influence you have in this world?…any at all?

adamlambert Wow!!! Almost reached the water charity goal in one day!! Keep giving!! The Water Bearer!! Let’s see how much we can raise by the 29th.

leecherry @applemay2 @adamlambert He totally knows. He’s blown away.

NancySinatra  I am so proud of all the good the @AdamLambert fans are doing in his name. Keep it up and he will live forever.

milestougeaux Wow. Once again the Glamworld is impressive:raising over a qtr million $ for a truly humanitarian cause. Good people one and all. Cheers.

adamlambert Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes and parties!!! And- We’ve reached 260k for Charity:Water!!! Amaaaaaaazing!
9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary S permalink
    January 14, 2011 9:56 pm

    This just thrills me!!! So proud of Adam and so proud, again, to be an Adam fan!! He’s already almost halfway to his goal ALREADY!! Such a beautiful cause–another glorious gift from Adam to the world!!

  2. January 14, 2011 10:10 pm

    Thanks ladies for spreading the word about Adam’s new charity; and look at what’s been raised already – Adam will far exceed his expectations of $29,000.00 by his birthday!! -something he can be extremely proud of. Donating to this cause was the best way to celebrate the birthday of a man that we so openly adore, and I will donate once again closer to his birthday. I can’t help but think back to when Adam was on AI and all of us began our journey with him. One of the best days of my life was the very first day I wrote on our former blog and got acquainted with the both of you and everyone’s love affair with Adam really began to blossom. I thank Adam from the bottom of my heart for entering my life and learning so much from this amazing human being and for letting me encounter so many wonderful women along the way – present company included.

    Love you both,


    • January 15, 2011 1:53 am

      Aww DeeDee, we are a Glamily and bless Adam for bringing us together.


  3. January 15, 2011 1:37 am

    Only just over 6 hours later and its at $33.560…

    Adam’s fans are the best…

    • January 15, 2011 1:50 am

      A stunning result! Add this to the money raised on his behalf at DonorsChoose, he’s a fundraiser extraordinaire and all it takes is one email from his fan club.


  4. patricia-lynn permalink
    January 15, 2011 12:00 pm

    $290,000 by his birthday? YES WE CAN. I’ve been putting clean water for the world in my prayers every morning for a while now and waking up to this cause embraced by Adam is an answer to these prayers and is thrilling. GO GLAMILY!

  5. buffy522 permalink
    January 15, 2011 6:31 pm

    I think now would be a good time for Adam to use his youtube channel to post us on this project. Three things in one, support this project, support the youtube project and give us a good long look at that long hair! And what is up with the Golden Globes?

  6. DeDeDinah permalink
    January 16, 2011 11:48 pm

    Love the support an recognition you are giving my charity: water but there doesn’t seem to be a direct link to Adam’s page on their site listed here.

    • January 17, 2011 8:54 am

      The water glass image is linked to Adam’s page, but that’s a bit obscure, so I added a more explicit link. Thanks for pointing it out!! – J

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