Earlier this summer, Kristen Stewart donated a pair of her signature black Keds shoes to Shoe Revolt, an organization which raises funds and awareness for various safe houses for victims of human trafficking. The shoes were eventually put up for auction, and the bidding finally closed this morning at $1,577.51, a very impressive amount.
Stewart is the latest of several celebrities who have donated items to Shoe Revolt, but she has expressed her unique interest in human trafficking issues before. In the February, 2011 issue of Vogue, she discussed it:
"Anytime I hear that somebody's really rich, the first question is 'Do you do anything with it? Or do you, like, chill? You just sit on it?'" She is thinking carefully, strategically, about how best to put her own contribution to use, and has a plan - inspired by her researches for the role of a runaway in the sex trade - to set up a network of halfway houses to help those who want to recover and get back on their feet. "That would be amazing," she says. "Right now it's the thing I feel most connected to."