Kim Kardashian as charitable as she is curvy
Kim Kardashian has donated $50,000 to The Trevor Project, an initiative that provides counseling to suicidal teens struggling with their sexuality.
Well-endowed, well-dressed, attention-seeking. Kim Kardashian has been called a lot of things, but charitable is not one we're used to hearing.
Interestingly enough, it's one attribute the reality socialite can now add to the list.
Kardashian has been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights and she just put her money where her mouth is. The generous girl has donated $50,000 to The Trevor Project, an American charity that supports suicidal teens struggling with their sexuality.
The initiative, founded in 1998, is the nation's leading organization devoted to suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens.
The Trevor Project has several cool celebrity connections. Singer Adam Lambert has contributed dollars to the cause. Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe appeared in a series of public service announcements for the organization.
Kim first became affiliated with The Trevor Project a few years ago, when she was invited to present at the charity's annual fundraiser.
"It's important to Kim to support The Trevor Project because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face extreme levels of hate and discrimination in her generation and she knows that they need safe places like The Trevor Project to turn for help," the star's publicist said this week.
Of course, the money didn't come out of Kim's very deep pockets. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star got involved in the fundraising by working on the trading floor at a Big Apple bank.
Kardashian picked The Trevor Project as her charity during a recent charity event, hosted by a New York City investment firm that gives away millions to honor employees it lost in the 9/11 attacks. Kim teamed up with the traders to encourage donations, which were then handed over to the charity.
This is just the good press Kim needs on the heels of reports that she allegedly pockets 90% of the proceeds from her eBay charity auctions. The company's Giving Works program only requires celebrity sellers to give a minimum of 10% of monies earned to charity.
Earlier this month, Fox News' "Pop Tarts" blog, published a report that claimed Kim had been doing precisely that; allegedly funneling not a penny more than required to The Dream Foundation, her designated beneficiary.