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Mills to make $1M vegan food donation

Sept. 20, 2008 at 5:56 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Residents of a New York borough may not know who Heather Mills is, but say they appreciate the British ex-model's donation of $1 million in vegan food.

Bronx resident Leslie Scarver guessed the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant was "a socialite or something" while looking at a photograph of the woman who is giving the money to area programs, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.

"She looks like one of these celebrities -- like a socialite or something," said Scarver, who was unable to name the former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney.

Hunts Point Alliance for Children officials said while Mills may not be a household name in the area, her donation of vegan hamburgers and hot dogs is appreciated.

The group said Mills decided to donate the vegan food products because the neighborhood has the city's highest child obesity and asthma rates.

The Daily News said in return Mills is to receive a special congressional certificate.

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