When we’d learned that Kim Kardashian was donating a mere ten percent of her eBay auction proceeds to typhoon relief in the Philippines, we have to admit, we thought she was being quite greedy. After reading her response, our feelings haven’t changed. She didn’t actually come right out and say that only ten percent was going to charity, quite possibly making some fans believe that she was donating more of the money received.
Now, she is taking to her official blog to discuss her donation:
The problem comes in when I get attacked for giving and trying to help people. My dad always taught me the importance of giving back. 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.
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.
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.
Should we cut her some slack or is she is a good place to donate more? What are your thoughts on the matter? Hit the comments below!