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Tuesday
Mar062012

Kim Kardashian Keeps Wedding Gifts, Makes Charitable Donation Instead

Don Arnold/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rather than return her wedding gifts to her guests following her brief marriage to Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian is showing her appreciation by making a charitable donation on their behalf.

The reality TV star, who was married to Humphries for a total of 72 days before filing for divorce last October, has informed the guests of her decision in a letter obtained by TMZ.com.

Kardashian wrote, "I would like to thank you for your generous and thoughtful wedding gift. It has taken me some time to pull everything together but I wanted to let you know that the money for every gift received by me at my wedding has been donated to the Dream Foundation."

TMZ reports that Kardashian is donating about 200 thousand dollars, or twice the estimated value of the gifts. Sources tell the website that Humphries would prefer she return the gifts in addition to making the donation.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov022011

Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Gifts Are Going to Charity

Don Arnold/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- It’s true: Kim Kardashian's wedding gifts are going to charity.

The Dream Foundation confirmed to ABC News Wednesday that the reality TV star, who has previously worked with the organization that grants wishes to terminally ill adults, reached out to contribute the gifts from her wedding to Kris Humphries following her decision to file for divorce. (The gifts do not include the money she reportedly made from selling the media rights to her wedding.)

“It comes to no surprise to Dream Foundation that Kim would take a difficult and trying situation and turn it into something tremendously positive and impactful to the families we serve,” the foundation’s president, Thomas W. Rollerson, said in a statement. “We are sorry for the circumstances surrounding this contribution, yet this is Kim’s way of paying forward the gestures of love that were bestowed to her.”

Kardashian’s donation will be a “symbolic donation in the value of the gifts she received.” Asked how much money that “symbolic donation” amounts to, Rollerson said via e-mail, “ALLOT!  :)” and added that the money is “being wired in this morning.”

“It’s a substantial contribution,” he said, “a gesture that will help hundreds of families in their greatest time of need.”

Rollerson went on to praise Kardashian’s commitment to the Dream Foundation: “For years, Kim has been one of our most dedicated and ready supporters, not only in contributions, but also in the lending of her time and generous heart. We have personally witnessed her holding hands and comforting terminally ill adults, offering compassion, kindness and acknowledgment to the end of life journey. It is by those acts that a person should be judged -- and we are blessed to have Kim as a part of our service.”

Kardashian has repeatedly rebuked reports that she engineered her wedding for a payday, writing on her blog Tuesday night that she’s “donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.”

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