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Monday, October 19, 2009

Idol Giving Back a Third Time

American Idol has announced its Idol Gives Back benefit concert is returning for a third year. A concert to benefit the Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children, and the United Nations Foundation will air during the top seven results show on April 21st of next year. The first two specials generated over $140 million for related causes.

Many former Idol contestants have become involved in charity work individually. Adam Lambert, the popular runner-up in the 2009 competition recently raised $229,000 for public schools by partnering with Donors Choose. Clay Aiken founded the Bubel/Aiken Foundation (now known as the National Inclusion Project), which bridges the gap that exists between young people with special needs and the world around them. Curious about other charities with celebrity ties? Be sure to visit our star-power hot topic page here.

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