Kim Kardashian spent her birthday weekend in Palm Springs with friends, got a room full of flowers for her actual birthday, and had a churro stand and beignet food truck outside for dessert. But this year, her husband Kanye West outdid all of that lavish celebration with his gift. The rapper donated $1 million in Kardashian’s name to four criminal justice reform charities, Cut 50, Buried Alive Project, Equal Justice Initiative , and Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
Kardashian shared a photo of the notice she received. West signed the donation as coming from him and the couple’s four children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm West.
Her children also made her cards and breakfast in bed (including “MOM” pancakes), which Kardashian shared on her Instagram Story yesterday:
Kardashian has made criminal justice reform her signature political cause, and it’s the reason she is working to become a lawyer. As she explained to Vogue when she announced that she was doing a four-year apprenticeship in lieu of law school (which she can do in California and still be admitted to the state Bar), it was her work helping free Alice Marie Johnson that sparked the fire in her.
“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, shit. I need to know more,” she said. “I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”