Lady Gaga to set up charity in India

2011-10-31 22:17

Los Angeles - Lady Gaga wants to set up a children's foundation in India.

The You and I hitmaker is in New Delhi for a private gig but has been taking time out between engagements to visit youth charities and hopes to use her celebrity status to set up her own charitable organisation in the future.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Gaga would one day like to set up a foundation in her name to help children and now her career has really taken off, she feels as if it's the right time to do something.

"She isn't the type of celebrity who just throws cash at things though. She wants to research it properly and do something huge.

"She knows it will be a massive amount of work but she wants to start by getting involved in some orphanages that already exist and devote some of her time and money to helping them."

This isn't Gaga's first foray into charitable work, in March she raised $250 000 for earthquake victims in Japan by designing a wristband.

The Born This Way singer urged her twitter followers to buy the $5 red and white accessory - which reads "We pray for Japan" in both English and Japanese - before telling her fans, whom she refers to as her "Monsters", that they have already accumulated the large sum.

She tweeted: "Monsters: in just 48 hrs you've raised a quarter of a million dollars for Japan Relief. It's important we help. X (sic)"