It seems that another Kardashian member who donated money to charity from her eBay sales is under fire. The alleged charity is reported to be dormant. According to Radar Online, tax records show that Khloe Kardashian’s charity donation went into Lamar Odom’s ‘dormant’ charity.
Khloe allegedly donated over $5,000 to Cathy’s Kids, in 2013 and over twice that amount in 2012, while the charity was dormant. A representative for Cathy’s Kids confirmed, to ESPN in March 2013, “the charity had been dormant for years.” Radar online tried to contact the charity by calling the number on the tax forms. The number connected them to the Boulevard Management, an accounting firm. An account executive told Radar Online, “As far as I know right now, it’s still dormant.”
Radar Online reports that Khloe made $5,342 in 2013 and $11,996 in 2012 at her eBay auctions. Of the almost $12 thousand she paid $6,961 for “professional fees and other payments to independent contractors.”
ESPN investigated Cathy’s Kids charity only to discover that none of the money went to cancer related causes. Instead, the proceeds funded “two elite youth basketball travel teams.”
In 2011, the charity was said to be operating at a loss, however, they had more than enough to pay Jerry DeGregorio’s salary from 2004 through 2011, which amounted to around $72,000.
Khloe insists that no money went to Lamar or any family member.
Kim Kardashian allegedly did the same thing with her eBay charity auction money. In her case, she only donated 10% after all other expenses. She donated the money to the church that her mother, Kris Jenner, founded.
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