We think it's officially time to make Kim Kardashian the mayor of LA. With just one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she managed to inspire over $1 million in donations to the Alexandria House homeless shelter. Clearly, the mom-of-two was thrilled to see that she'd made a difference, and took to Twitter on Jan. 10 to thank fans for being so charitable.
"Just got off the phone w/our show producers who informed me that since our episode on homelessness aired @ahouse_la have been flooded w/donations from people who were so moved!" she wrote. "One person even donated $1mil. THANK U to those who have helped to make a difference! #AlexandriaHouse." What an amazing thing!
Just got off the phone w/our show producers who informed me that since our episode on homelessness aired @ahouse_la have been flooded w/donations from people who were so moved! One person even donated $1mil. THANK U to those who have helped to make a difference! #AlexandriaHouse
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 10, 2018
Kim actually partnered with brands like Priv and Cost Plus World Market to hold a little party at the long-term shelter for women and kids, providing products and services for the people staying there. But the event was also a learning experience for Kim (and apparently millions of fans). Judy Vaughan, the founding director of Alexandria House, explained that LA has a serious homeless problem, and Kim shining a light on the issue is a big deal.
Fans were over the moon to see the 37-year-old's post. One wrote, "So glad that the show has made an impact on so many lives congratulations for shining a light on an important issue!! The homeless should be helped!!!" Another agreed, saying, "Thank you for making a difference! Please keep using your platform to make a difference every day."
Though we don't see this type of thing on Keeping Up often, the late Robert Kardashian Sr. instilled a sense of responsibility to give back in his kids. "One of the things [Robert] used to teach me and passed down to our children was about philanthropy and about giving and about doing it diligently, constantly, joyfully, and generously," Kris Jenner explained at her Angel Ball in 2016. "He taught me and them that no matter what you do in life… you give back and you do it without saying a word." While there's honor in giving quietly, we respect Kim for using her platform to bring awareness to the cause, and hope to see more of this from her!