Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian

By Amarylis Martinez

What’s more important than Kim Kardashian’s divorce making headlines? Her charity contribution, of course!

After many rumors circulating regarding her troubled marriage, Kim confirmed on Halloween day that there are irreconcilable differences between her and hubby Kris Humphries.  On October 31, the public was made aware that Kardashian had indeed filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage.

According to Divorce Lawyer Source, divorce statistics show that about eighty percent of all marriages end because of irreconcilable differences.  As sad as this statistic may be, it proves that Kim is one of many going through this tough time right now.  In the midst of a hard time, Kim has found a way to turn the frown upside down…for someone in need.  On November 1, Kim posted a message to her fans on her official blog addressing her divorce, the rumors and her unexpected charity contribution.  Kim Kardashian has donated the value of her wedding gifts to the Dream Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to people facing life threatening illnesses.

The Dream Foundation has confirmed that it is true and the funds have been wired over on November 2.  Although there is no confirmed amount of the contribution that was made, TMZ has reported that a source close to Kim is saying $200,000 has been donated.

Kim has been actively involved with the Dream Foundation in the past and continues to hold a special place in her heart for the cause the Dream Foundation supports.  In an email with the Huffington Post, Erin Lynnch, a spokesperson for the Dream Foundation expressed her gratitude for Kim using this troubled time to help others.  Erin Lynnch was quoted saying:

Kim has a long history of giving to Dream Foundation with her time, financial contributions and simply holding the hands of dreamers facing a terminal illness. We are thankful to have Kim as a part of our service.

Though many may think that Kim’s donation is a way to divert the heat of ‘fake marriage’ or ‘publicity stunt for money’ rumors, the truth of the matter is that her contribution will in fact help others during their greatest time of need – for this, we applaud Kim.

To support the cause of the Dream Foundation and help make someone’s dream come true visit www.dreamfoundation.org