Move over Hillsong, because it seems like Keeping Up With the Kardashians is really out here spreading the Good Word. According to TMZ, an episode from a few months back inspired ex-NFL lineman Branden Albert to donate $1 million to charity.
In the episode, Kim Kardashian visits Alexandria House, a transitional housing shelter in L.A. for women and their children. For 21 years, the house has helped provide stability for mothers moving from emergency shelters, giving them an opportunity to avoid homelessness. Kim took supplies and gifts to the house during her visit, and also called on her team to provide makeovers, manicures, and haircuts to the residents. “I just want to bring awareness to this issue, because I feel like there’s a lot that can be done in our community,” Kim says in the episode.
The episode struck a cord with Albert, a two-time bowl player for the Dolphins and Chiefs. Like many of the children in Alexandria House, Albert grew up in a single-parent household as his mom and aunt worked to take care of their family. After watching the episode, he decided to donate $1 million in honor of his mother, who died of pancreatic cancer five years ago.
TMZ reached out to a representative from the Alexandria House, who confirmed the money was received and is going to good use. With it, the shelter plans to buy a new complex that will allow them to accommodate 600 more people they would have otherwise had to turn away, a project they couldn’t have taken on without Albert’s donation—or, it seems, without KUWTK.