Kim Kardashian defends donating just 10 per cent of proceeds from auction to Philippines typhoon charity
Published 11/12/2013 | 09:59
The reality star hosted an eBay auction last month promising to donate a portion of profits to Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
Kim was criticised for giving only ten per cent of proceeds to natural disaster sufferers and she is upset with the condemnation.
“The problem comes in when I get attacked for giving and trying to help people,” she explained in a blog post entitled Giving Comes From The Heart on her website.
“I don’t publicise everything I do to help charities and people all over the world. I do it because I want to. I do because my dad taught me to. I do it because it’s the right thing to do. So for people to attack me for giving ten per cent of my eBay auction sales to the people of the Philippines, that hurts.”
Kim says she has been donating to causes dear to her for years.
Although ten per cent sounds small, the reality star explained it is actually a large sum.
“I give ten per cent of all my earnings to charities, not just these eBay auctions,” she detailed.
“In regards to these eBay auctions, when the eBay numbers get broken down, the auction management agency that posts for me gets a percentage for all of their hard work, then eBay listing fees, end of auction fees, eBay Store fees, Paypal fees, etc., all add up to about half of the sale. Then I give ten per cent to a charity.”
Kim pledges to carry on giving to people in need.
And she wants her fans to remember the importance of altruism in the close of the year.
“I will continue to do what is in my heart and am happy to know many others have enjoyed purchasing from me, as they too are giving with me,” Kim said.
“Giving comes from the heart. We all need to be reminded of this as we celebrate the holiday season this year.”