Kanye West donates $1m in honour of Kim Kardashian's birthday (Getty)
Kanye West donates $1m in honour of Kim Kardashian's birthday (Getty)

Kanye West donates $1m to charity for Kim Kardashian's birthday

Charities are dedicated to US prison reform 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Tuesday 22 October 2019 20:51

Kanye West is known for giving his wife Kim Kardashian extravagant gifts, but his latest present also happens to be thoughtful.

For Kardashian’s 39th birthday, the rapper donated $1m (£776,205) to prison reform charities in her name, a gesture that the reality star shared on Twitter Tuesday.

“I got amazing gifts from my whole family and Kanye [got] me the most amazing bags,” Kardashian wrote. “But he also donated $1m to my favourite charities that work so hard on prison reform on my behalf from him and the kids. This makes my heart so happy!”

The makeup mogul, who turned 39 on Monday, attached a picture to the tweet of a “certificate of donation,” which shows that West, as well as the couple’s children, North, Saint, Chi and Psalm, donated $1m to Cut 50, Buried Alive Project, Equal Justice Initiative, and Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

Kardashian, who announced earlier this year that she would be pursuing a career in law, helped free more than 17 prisoners in 2019.

Among those freed through the help of the KKW Beauty founder was Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who had been serving life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense.

In response to the generous donation, the charities have expressed their gratitude to the couple.

On Twitter, Cut 50 wrote: “Thank you from the entire team (and happy birthday!) These funds will help fuel our efforts to use humanisation and legislation to transform the US justice system. We’re proud to be in this fight with you and honoured to have you part of our #Cut50 family!”

The Buried Alive Project also thanked Kardashian and West for their support, writing on Twitter: “So grateful for @KimKardashian & @KanyeWest’s unwavering support of our lifesaving work! Kim, YOU are a gift beyond words. Using your b-day to uplift us and other orgs shows your heartfelt dedication to this critical issue. Thank you for linking arms with us & investing in FREEDOM!”

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