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Elton John Kindly Donated His Son's Christmas Gifts To An Orphanage

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elton john gives son christmas gifts to orphanage

Normally, we'd be sad to hear about a parent donating their child's Christmas gifts, but in Elton John's case, we know that he provides more than enough for his beautiful kids!

In a recent interview, he opened up about his sons, Zachary, 2, and Elijah, nine months, revealing that at Zachary's first Christmas, he and David Furnish were so overwhelmed with gifts that, as parents, they decided the right thing to do was to give them away to a Ukrainian orphanage.

Talking more in detail about what he gave away, Elton said:

"The first Christmas we had Zachary, we walked into the sitting room and it was full, floor to ceiling, with presents… Two hours later we had barely scratched the surface and David just sat back and said, 'This is obscene. No child should have this.' We had bought him a swing for the garden. We kept that and everything else was sent to a Ukrainian orphanage. From then on, we tell friends not to give gifts, but donate money to a foundation we set up for Zachary to give other children, so he'll actually understand what it is to give.

Of course, everywhere we go he is given presents, so he knows that word very well. But we limit them."

And, as we all know, their boys experience such a luxurious life what with vacationing in St. Tropez and all, so we know Elton and David are the epitome of generous parents.

Plus, they've always opened up their hearts AND wallets to help others, like giving their time and money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

We think that was a FAB decision, Elton! And your children will grow into loving adults with that kind of parenting!

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5 comments to “Elton John Kindly Donated His Son's Christmas Gifts To An Orphanage”

  1. 1

    For kids that don't know what xmas gifts are to begin with, that's not saying or doing much. Do it when the kids are 16. Donate the cars….didn't think so.

  2. Lady Helen Highwater says – reply to this


    Elton got that idea from Miss Joan Crawford, who was well known for giving away her children's toys to the less fortunate, with flashbulbs flashing
    Years later when her children remembered back to what an evil, publicity hungry old slut she was, they wrote a tell all book
    I believe that Elton can be expecting the same

  3. 3

    2 Lucky Little Boys; they'll each inherited $250 million….Lucky Indeed; and then they will search for their REAL PARENTS and tell them about the two homo drug addicted & alcoholic sex-fiend pervs who raised them….

  4. 4

    Zachary "Elijah, just smile & be nice to them and we'll get it all"

  5. 5

    Re: Yeah Whatever Asshole – AWESOME AWESOME POST. And too damned true. :D