Happy birthday, Justin Bieber! Everyone's favorite pop star turned 17 Tuesday.
OK! Magazine reported that instead of gifts, the Canadian sensation asked his fans to donate to a charity on his behalf.
Bieber's charity of choice is Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The magazine reports that Bieber wants to raise $17,000 for the charity.
Together, we've made a big difference for many causes, the singer wrote on his Charity: Water page.
Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease? By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this! I want to make my birthday matter this year - let's make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.
Since it is Bieber's 17th birthday, the singer is asking fans to donate $17.
I am so grateful for my family, friends and fans - and I believe we can do something big to help bring clean water to people in need, he wrote. Even if you don't have $17 to give I just ask you to go out in your community and try to make a positive difference. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way. Thanks and God Bless!