EXCLUSIVE: Renee Zellweger, Richie Sambora and Tommy Lee have signed on to support Csnaps – a new app that turns fan selfies with celebs into charity donations
- Download the free Csnaps app and when you see a celeb out and about, ask for a selfie
- Take it using the app and then retrieve the pic after donating at least $3 to the celeb’s charity of choice
- Proceeds from the pictures go straight to good causes with stars able to nominate up to three charities each.
- Sambora is using his pictures to support musical scholarships for low income children via the charity Ovation
- Rocker Tommy Lee is putting his support behind animal rights organization PETA and Zellweger is supporting ALS
- Csnaps co-founder Terry Ahern says he app was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres Oscars selfie with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt
- That image is estimated to have been worth up to $1 billion in donations
Hollywood stars are used to being asked for selfies – but now some of the biggest names in Tinseltown have found a way to turn fan photos into charity cash, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Renee Zellweger, Richie Sambora and Tommy Lee are among the heavyweights to sign up for new app Csnaps – short for Charity Snaps – which lets fans make donations to good causes in exchange for star selfies.
Dubbed the ‘Lifesaver Selfie’, proceeds from the pictures go straight to good causes with stars able to nominate up to three charities each.
Bon Jovi guitarist Ritchie Sambora, 59, is using his pictures to support musical scholarships for low income children via the charity Ovation, while rocker Tommy Lee is throwing his weight behind animal rights organization PETA. Zellweger is supporting ALS.
Actress Renee Zellweger is supporting medical research for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease
Bon Jovi guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left) is using his pictures to support musical scholarships for low income children via the charity Ovation, while rocker Tommy Lee is throwing his weight behind animal rights organization PETA
Fans who want a star snap can download the Csnaps app and then, after the pictures are taken, make a $3 charitable donation to retrieve their image.
The app sends the donation directly to the charity of the celebrity’s choice and lets buyers post directly from the app to social media.
Speaking to DailyMail.com about why he signed up, Sambora said: ‘Csnaps is quick and makes giving with fans very meaningful and memorable.
‘Saving a life together is a bonded fan forever. I’ll trade this fame for charity every day.’
Terry Ahern co-founder of Csnaps added ‘It takes seconds to do, respectful fans want to do something meaningful and memorable together.
‘You get your pic and the charity gets the money. So together, you’re both making a real difference in other’s lives.
‘Scores of new followers from each fan Csnap doesn’t hurt the stars selfless popularity either.’
The app was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres and the Oscars selfie that broke the internet in February 2014.