Kim Kardashian: 10% of Old Clothes Sales for Philippines Relief, Victoria & David Beckham Donate Clothes to Red Cross Shop, One Direction UK Telethon Raises Millions
Kim Kardashian claims she’s getting behind the Philippine Typhoon effort in a big way. Uh huh honey.
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.
What portion of the proceeds? Each item, ranging from a Stella McCartney yellow dress currently bid to $2,650 to new-with-tags yoga shorts ($23.50) carries this notice, informing buyers that 10% of the proceeds will go to International Medical Corps. Kardashian’s wealth is estimated at $40 million and is famously engaged to Kanye West (aka Yeezus) and appears in his new intentional self-parody video “Bound 2.”
London-based fashion and sports powerhouses Victoria and David Beckham took a different approach to relief efforts in the Philippines. They are supporting the British Red Cross Drop, donating boxes of clothes directly to a Red Cross shop in Chelsea, West London. Fashion designer Victoria Beckham tweeted:
Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The British Red Cross is now carrying out an enormous humanitarian relief project to help all those people in desperate need. David and I are supporting the Red Cross Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign and we urge everyone in Britain to do the same.
Also in the United Kingdom, super boy-band One Direction launched plans for a telethon via Twitter, and the event which included chef Jamie Oliver, the cast of Downton Abbey, and UK-centric stars raised about $60 million dollars.
In the United States, CBS held a Los Angeles-based telethon on November 13th benefiting the Red Cross, featuring contestants from Survivor, Survivor host Jeff Probst, and members from the cast of The View and The Doctors. The event, broadcast on local KCBS 2 and KCAL 9, as well CBS radio affiliates, raised $164,000 to date.