Fans Challenge their Friends and Favorite Celebrities to Sing for Charity in the Holiday Spirit with StarPower's #SingWithTheStars

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The online social media singing event spearheaded by StarPower intends to raise $25,000 for four deserving charities that support kids, music, rescue workers, and vets BENEFITING: Reach Out WorldWide, VH1's Save the Music, Safety Harbor Kids, and Cops4Causes/Heroes Helping Heroes

#SingWithTheStars

“Each one of these charitable organizations provides a life-changing service to a wide range of people in our community,” said Terri Hitchcock, CEO of StarPower.

“Each one of these charitable organizations provides a life-changing service to a wide range of people in our community,” said Terri Hitchcock, CEO of Star-Power.org, a start-up celebrity social media company that helps celebrities use social media to do good for the world through their StarPower reach.

That’s why the StarPower team is so committed to help these charities raise money over the holidays for local orphans, foster and homeless children (Safety Harbor Kids), to support our troops (Cops4Causes/Heroes Helping Heroes), to restore music programs in America’s public schools (VH1's Save the Music), and to provide funding for a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who assist experts when natural disasters strike (Reach Out WorldWide). The organization was founded by the late Paul Walker from the ‘Fast & Furious’ in response to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti in January 2010. Although Paul Walker is not with us today, Cody Walker, his brother, is keeping Paul’s dream alive at Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW).

“With the holidays approaching, we thought a fundraising campaign that asked everyone to sing a holiday carol, record it, upload it to social media and tag it #SingWithTheStars would be a fun way to get everyone into the spirit of giving,” said Matt Heisie, COO of StarPower. "We’ve just launched and we’re already getting some pretty amazing videos like the outstanding performance by the Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles ‘Hanukkah in Santa Monica."

Since the fundraiser revolves around music and video, StarPower chose to use the crowdfunding platform RocketHub. Last summer, RocketHub partnered with A&E to launch Project Startup. The partnership is intended to support a new wave of entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers to help bring their businesses to life through crowdfunding. For more information, visit rockethub.com/news.

To see more holiday carol videos of #SingWithTheStars, to submit your own singing holiday video, challenge friends and celebrities, and make a donation, visit RocketHub/StarPower's Sing With The Stars.

Fans Make The Challenge

Fans make the challenge to their favorite celebrities to see who will sing up close and personal for charity? Check out @StarPowerOrg on Twitter to see challenges to Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Kimmel, Mylie Cyrus, Kevin Hart, Adam Lambert, One Direction, and more.

Wanna make a video?

·    Be Original.
·    Make it outrageous, fun or heartwarming.
·    Keep it to a max of 1- 2 minutes long. Shorter is better.
·    Hashtag the video with #SingWithTheStars.
·    Let us know on Twitter @StarPowerOrg.
·    Or, upload to your YouTube account or our StarPower Facebook page.
·    Videos 15 seconds or less, upload to your Instagram, Vine, or Twitter page and tag
         #SingWithTheStars.
·    For more tips and guidelines go to rockethub.com/projects/51215-starpower-s-sing-with-the-stars.

Need ideas?

Wear a bikini in the snow. Train your dog to sing Jingle Bell Rock. Make your version of Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song. Make it Hip-Hop, Rap, or Heavy Metal. Be original.

  •     Submit a singing video, make a challenge to friends and celebrities, and fund these charities by December 31, 2014.
  •     A random drawing on January 1, 2015 will award prizes to fans who submit videos with the hashtag #SingWithTheStars.
  •     Help us to help more charities change the world.

About StarPower

StarPower.org is a start-up celebrity social media company that helps celebrities use social media to do good for the world through celebrity reach. At the GBK luxury lifestyle Gift Lounge during the 2014 pre-Emmy® Awards weekend, Emmy presenters and nominees stepped into the StarPower ‘Money Booth’ to grab cash for their favorite charities.

To see photos of celebrities from “Orange is the New Black”; “How to Get Away with Murder”; “American Horror Story”; and “True Blood”—grabbing cash for charity in the StarPower 'Money Booth' during the pre-Emmy Awards weekend, please visit http://www.starpowernews.com.

For more information and to sign up for our mailing list visit Star-Power.Org.

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