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Kim Kardashian isn't afraid of conspicuous consumption—just take a spin through her Instagram. But the reality TV star also has a charitable side, donating small percentages of her frequent eBay closet sales to a her favorite causes. In a post titled, "Giving Comes From the Heart," the better half of Kimye took to her blog today to explain why she only donates 10% of those auctions instead of, say, 100%. She justifies it thusly:
I don't publicize everything I do to help charities and people all over the world. I do it because I want to. I do it 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 10% of my eBay auction sales to the people of the Philippines, that hurts.
It goes on.
I do eBay auctions monthly and change the charity or church from time to time. I give 10% of all my earnings to charities, not just these eBay auctions. This month it's for the people of the Philippines, last month was Life Change Community Church.She's trying, you have to give her that.
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 10% to a charity.
Truth is how the # is broken down, is neither here nor there. The people of the Philippines need all of our help, no matter how big or small.
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