Hilton gives back

They'll always have Paris

Paris Hilton’s activities and appearances on behalf of nonprofits and international aid organizations reflect both her philanthropic interests and commitment to family and friends.

Hilton credits her mother’s friend Nancy Davis (daughter of Barbara and the late Marvin) for involving her in the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis that raises money for MS research. It’s a cause that is very personal for Hilton as her grandmother died from the disease. On behalf of the Race to Erase MS gala, Hilton participates in fundraising, offers her time for silent auction prizes and works with the org year-round to raise awareness.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation aids seriously ill children and their families helping improve quality of life. Along with her mother and sister, Hilton welcomes families to holiday events at her parents’ Bel-Air home. In March, the Hiltons received the foundation’s Heart of Gold Award.

Hilton donated generously toward the Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, which opened in 2010. She visits the hospital and entertains patients with arts and crafts projects.

As celebrity ambassador for the USO’s Songs for Soliders, Hilton helped raise funds and awareness for the program that aims to give every active duty soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq an MP3 player. She also hosts Fleet Week events in New York City.

Hilton’s other activities include fundraising for Japan Relief via the Red Cross’ recent marathon and volunteering at the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

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