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Paris Hilton Hands Out Over $2,000 to Poor in India

| by Michael Allen

Did hell freeze over? Reports say that Paris Hilton handed more than $2,000 in cash to beggars on the streets of India after she witnessed public poverty during a trip to Mumbai. She has been touring the world to promote her new handbag line: 'Paris Hilton Purses.'

But apparently her joy over her new handbag was dampened after driving through shanty towns and seeing the plight of the Indian people.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she wrote: “India is beautiful, but some parts are very poverty stricken. Broke my heart to see babies sleeping on the streets.”

According to TMZ.com, Paris handed one woman a $100 bill and then gave away all of the cash in her purse. Now, she’s turning to fans online to suggest worthy causes she can donate to.

She tweeted: “What are the most credible non-profit charity organizations here in India? After seeing what I’ve seen, I want to help make a difference.”