Friday, April 15, 2011
From The Hills to the African desert: Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler take a charitable trip to Kenya
The Hills' Kristin Cavallari has swapped her glamorous L.A lifestyle to lend her hand to charity.
Using her star power, the 24-year-old reality star travelled to Africa last month with her NFL boyfriend Jay Cutler, 27, for her charity, One Kid World.
Her trip to Kenya was to rebuild two different schools, bring school supplies,
In recently released pictures of the philanthropic trip, Jay and Kristin are seen connecting with African children at the school.
The touching images show the couple interacting with the youths and working hard at the important task at hand.
Kristin spent most of the time distributing specially made packs with supplies in the classrooms at the school.
She handed out envelopes and letter writing materials, so the African children could write to other kids at a Los Angeles school.
She also stopped to chat with the youths who happily smiled and posed with the reality star.
The stunning images showed a gentle side to the reality star, who is known for her boisterous persona.
Dressed in a grey 'Charity One World' t-shirt, a simple pair of cargo pants and a pair of sneakers, Kristin was beaming throughout the day.
Before she left for the trip, Kristin tweeted to her fans about how excited she was to help.
'So excited for kenya with my charity @onekidworld@' she wrote.
Since becoming a more well-known name, Kristin has been using her star power to help a number of causes.
Her other charitable deeds include appearing in the 'Until There's a Cure' public service advertising campaign to raise awareness and funds for AIDS and HIV research and vaccine development.
She also appeared in campaigns for PETA, and as a celebrity spokesperson for 'We Are Ellis Island', a campaign for the restoration of historic buildings on Ellis Island.
In February 2009, she posed for the NOH8 Campaign in support of gay marriage.
Throughout most of her time at the African school, Kristin had her Chicago Bears quarterback beau Jay at her side, who was also busy chatting with the children.
Kristin and Jay were later given tokens of appreciation by members of a Kenyan tribe.
The charitable overseas jaunt is just another sign that the couple's relationship is going from strength to strength.
Based in Los Angeles, Kristin spends an increasing amount of time in the windy city to be close to Jay.
They met in August last year and became inseparable almost instantly.
Back in January, while celebrating her birthday, Kristin revealed that the pair are very much in love.
'I'm just enjoying my personal life and taking a little time away from the public eye, which is why Chicago is great for me,' she told People Magazine at the time.
'My mom and that whole side of the family is there. And Jay is there. It's nice to be able to hang out with my mom, and, you know, I'm in love and it's been great.'