Kim Kardashian is raising money for a cause close to her heart.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashian” star teamed up with non-profit organization the Child Mind Institute on Tuesday for a Facebook fundraiser.
“As a mother of three, I think nothing is more important than my children’s health. This includes their physical and mental health. Over 17 million kids in the US struggle with a mental health or learning disorder like anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia or depression, making it hard for them to learn and succeed,” she shared on Facebook. “Yet with proper diagnosis and treatment, these children can thrive.”
“As students return to the classroom this fall, I want to do what I can to make sure they have all they need to succeed in school and in life, now and in the future,” she continued.
Kardashian, 37, urged her followers to donate: “I’ve never done a Facebook fundraiser before so you can see children’s mental health and the work of the Child Mind Institute means a lot to me. I hope you will consider joining me and supporting the Child Mind Institute by donating $5, $50 or $500. Every dollar helps!”
“The Child Mind Institute is transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders,” Kardashian continued. “They work every day to care for kids who come from around the world for help, and their researchers are studying the brain to figure out what causes mental health disorders and how to better diagnose and treat these conditions.”
She concluded by throwing to the organization’s website. “They are working in classrooms, with students, teachers and parents, to teach children to manage their emotions in a healthy way and get kids the help they need fast,” Kardashian capped her post. “Visit Childmind.org.”
The fundraiser raiser over $13,000 of its $50,000 goal in less than 48 hours.