Darren Criss Birthday: Fans Raise $84K for Charity
Do you know what you would do if you got to spend an entire day in L.A. with Glee star Darren Criss (Blaine)? C'mon, people: Try to keep it G-rated! Indeed, you just might have to start planning your itinerary, since Darren offered that very opportunity as part of his birthday celebration this week.
Darren turned 27 on February 5, and in lieu of buying him a present on his special day, he encouraged fans to help support charitable organization Musicians On Call. Even better is that people who make donations get entered into a drawing to spend an entire day exploring L.A. with Darren himself. Click here to donate.
"My birthday wish this year is to help one of my favorite non-profit organizations, Musicians On Call, with their mission to share the healing power of music in hospitals across the US, and we've teamed up with Prizeo to do just that!" Darren writes. "I hope you’ll consider joining our campaign."
"With just a small donation, you will be entered to win a trip to LA (flights + hotel included!) to hang out with me!" he continues. "I can show you around the city, take you out to lunch, coffee, or whatever you’d like. Who knows where we’ll end up?" Sounds like an offer we can't refuse.
As it turns out, a ton of Darren's fans were excited to help the cause. On his birthday evening, he tweeted an update:
It's great to see that Gleeks are so generous! And as of press time, the sum total collected had exceeded $84,000. Plus, the opportunity to donate and get entered in the drawing lasts through March 19, so there's still time to support the charity — and become besties with Darren, natch.