Adam Lambert (with some funky new facial hair) thanks his friends and fans (in the above video) for contributing to his fundraising contest on, a charity that helps support arts programs in public schools.

"We raised over $224,000," Lambert says of the overwhelming support for the program. "This has been really, really amazing."

He also asks that everyone continue to log on and make contributions in his name — or your own — to keep funding arts programs in public classrooms.

Good cause. Great guy! We love you, Adam!

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead