Madonna shoes offered to Gypsy charity

October 13, 2009 7:47:19 AM PDT
Madonna is putting her shoes where her mouth is. The Queen of Pop has offered one of her favorite pairs of Christian Dior shoes to a charity supporting Gypsy child education. Organizers said Tuesday the skyscraper gold heels, which are autographed by Madonna, will be sold at the Ovidiu Rom annual ball later this month.

Madonna drew international attention by saying during an August concert in Bucharest on her "Sticky & Sweet"' tour that widespread discrimination against East Europe's Gypsies, also known as Roma, should end.

Thousands of fans responded by booing her.

Guests at the ball will make donations to win raffle tickets for the auction of the donated prizes. This year's items also will include a gold chain donated by actress Vanessa Redgrave.

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