Paris Hilton makes generous donation to LA Childrens HospitalJune 27th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Paris Hilton has made an extremely generous donation towards the construction of a new 460,000 square-foot medical tower at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, hospital officials have announced.
Hospital officials refused to disclose the amount the hotel heiress donated, but said her contribution will trick out a double-patient room in the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, which is scheduled to open in 2010.
“I am so happy and fortunate to announce my support for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The children I have met through my [involvement] at Childrens Hospital have truly touched my heart,” E! Online quoted Hilton, as stating.
The 27-year-old began volunteering at the hospital after her release from jail after serving 23 days for DUI.
Earnings from the August launch of her eponymous clothing line at the West Hollywood boutique Kitson also went to the kids, some of whom were at the party to fete the arrival of Hilton’s collection of relatively affordable casual wear.
“The fabulous new hospital facilities at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles will provide a caring, healing environment for children and their families for many years to come and I am proud to make a donation and lend my name to the fundraising effort to help children who are facing terribly serious illnesses,” she added. (ANI)
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