When in Manila and you found out an international celebrity Kim Kardashian auctioning off a number of her designer dresses, shoes and handbags on eBay to help raise funds for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), you’d probably smile and silently thank the reality star for her generosity.
Kim Kardashian eBays clothes for Yolanda survivors…
but would only donate 10% of sales
Until that is, you find out she’ll only give 10% of sales to Yolanda relief efforts and keeping the rest to herself.
Kim Kardashian, a 33 year-old multi-millionaire (she reportedly has a net worth of $40 million!), will donate a portion of the sales from her auction to a global nonprofit organization on the ground in the Visayas, helping survivors of the super typhoon, which wiped out entire neighborhoods and killed thousands of people two weeks ago.
On her Celebuzz blog, rapper Kanye West’s baby mama wrote,
“Hi guys, this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps, which is a nonprofit organization that provides critical health services on remote islands where families are struggling to access medical care and basic resources like food, clean drinking water and vital medications. The proceeds will go directly to the communities they’re serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives. My prayers and thoughts are with those affected by the typhoon. Check out my eBay auction here and support those who need our help in the Philippines. Xo”
Up for auction are second hand pieces from major designers and high fashion houses, like Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Chanel and Lanvin. Currently, bids for some items have reached $6,300.00 (around P277,000)
So, what do you think, Manila? Is the thought that counts or do you think Kim Kardashian should consider donating a bigger percentage of sales from her auction to Haiyan survivors?
Would you yourselves consider buying pre-loved pieces from Kim’s closet to help the star raise money for Haiyan survivors?
Don’t fret though. You don’t need a closet full of designer clothes to help. For a list of verified legit ways to help Yolanda survivors, click here. Why not help When in Manila?