Kim Kardashian is clearing out her closet all in the name of charity.
The reality star is saying goodbye to some of her highly-prized designer gear in an online eBay auction and plans on donating the proceeds to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Fans can browse over 200 pieces of Kim's on the virtual auction site. Items include a Vivienne Westwood sequined skirt, Alexander McQueen white buckle and lace ankle boots, a pink Tom Ford turtleneck and Gucci sweats. While some of the items are brand new and have never been worn, others are marked as "pre-owned", meaning the Keeping up with the Kardashians star most likely wore them at some point. There are also some adorable Buscemi Black 100MM Baby Shoes in six to 12 months.
While it's a nice move for Mrs. West, only 10 percent of the sale will go towards benefiting the charity which helps sick children. It's not the first time that the mother-of-three has put her efforts into philanthropy, having supported Breast Cancer Research, Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Foundation for AIDS Research. The star did a similar auction in 2013 and came under fire for only donating 10 percent of the profits rendered to the Typhoon Haiyan relief—the same amount as this current auction. Given that Kardashian is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, it seems a little cheap. She hit back at critics at the time, releasing a lengthy statement.
"I feel compelled to speak about something that is in my head and my heart. Over the years, I’ve had to grow a thick skin. Being in the public eye, there are times I feel like I get criticized for any and everything I do. I’m used to it now. I just choose not to feed into negativity or become consumed by it," she wrote. "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 percent 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."
The auction ends on Feb. 25, 2018.
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