Why Kim Kardashian’s Visit To A Women’s Shelter Inspired An NFL Player To Make A Donation

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On a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians this season, Kim Kardashian visited the Alexandria House, a long-term women's shelter in Los Angeles. There, she learns about its efforts and hears from some of the women about their experiences with homelessness. Kardashian also partners with brands to help throw the women a party filled with donations and services. 

Now, former NFL lineman Branden Albert says seeing the episode inspired him to donate $1 million to the shelter, according to TMZ

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"Branden says Alexandria House's mission really hit home for him because he grew up in a single-parent home where his mom and aunt worked many jobs to make ends meet. So, he decided to donate $1 million to them at the end of 2017 in honor of his mom, who died 5 years ago from pancreatic cancer," according to the site.

The shelter also told TMZ that the money will help buy another complex, which it hopes will accommodate the 600 people each month it's forced to turn away due to a lack of space. 

According to Alexandria House's website, nearly 58,000 people are living in L.A. without shelter, and more than 8,500 of them are children under 18. Moreover, the number of homeless women living in the city has increased 55 percent since 2013. More than 1,000 people reach out to Alexandria House each month in need of a place to stay.

Check out Kim Kardashian's visit to Alexandria House in the clip below:

And learn more about Branden Albert's story in the video below:

Part 1 of Branden Albert's story from the Miami Dolphins.

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