Celebrities Design Denim Jackets for Charity

In 2005, more than 800,000 children were in the United States foster care system. Now several of Tinsletown's brightest stars have designed some fashions in order to raise money for orphaned and abandoned children.

Celebrities like Eric Dane, Reba McEntire, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood and Jessica Alba used their creative prowess and created jean jackets with Swarovski crystals, which will be auctioned to raise funds for the SOS Children's Village.

The organization was founded in 1949 to provide families for orphaned and abandoned children.

The SOS Children's Village helps more than 1 million children and families around the world, with more than 450 locations in 132 countries, including three in the United States.

The organization is selling celebrity jackets as part of its recognition of World Orphan Week from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7.

And the jackets are available on the eBay auction site until Oct. 5.

A Previews of the Jackets

Jordin Sparks
"American Idol" winner and teen songstress Jordin Sparks enthusiastically agreed to aid the charity, because one of her relatives works for SOS Children's Village in Florida.

The 17-year-old said she had a lot of fun ironing on the crystals, and decided to use geometric patterns to reflect her personality.

Carrie Underwood
Sparks isn't the only "Idol" alumna to get in on the good deed. Fourth season "Idol" champion Carrie Underwood used a floral and butterfly theme to create her denim jacket, which includes flower and butterfly transfers and broaches. She also chose to fray the seams of her jacket, giving it a worn-in look.

Reba McEntire
Country music queen Reba McEntire used special embroidery covers on the back of her jacket, while the front and cuffs of the jacket are lined with rows of crystals. She signed her name with "love" in black marker on the label.

Check out all the jackets available and find out more about SOS Children's Village at www.sos-usa.org.

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