Paris Hilton is keeping her promise to do more for others as she attends Life Rolls On Foundation's 4th annual Night By the Ocean auction this past Sunday where she bid on and won a $17, 500 surfing lesson with friend Jesse Billauer and Adam Sandler.
(The former pro surfer Jesse Billauer, who is now paralyzed, is the founder of Life Rolls On.)
"It's a great organization," Hilton told PEOPLE "It gives people hope and I'm really happy to be here to support Jesse."
Hilton is also using her fame to bring attention to an unknown designer, the gown worn to the gala was designed by 19-year old fashion student Jonathan Bash whom she met when he helped her pump gas.
"He said he loved me and my style and showed me 30 dresses he designed just for me. I was amazed by how incredibly talented he was," Hilton said of designer Jonathan Bash.
Paris Hilton and close friend, Life Rolls On founder Jesse Billauer
Paris Hilton accompanied by 19 year-old fashion designer Jonathan Bash
picture sources: hellomagazine.com, Jonathan Bash's myspace fashion group, parishiltonzone.com
news source: people.com