Hilton's charitable trip to Rwanda postponed

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NEW YORK -- Rwanda will have to wait for Paris Hilton's help.

"Due to the restructuring of the Playing for Good Foundation, the philanthropic trip to Rwanda that the foundation had previously planned with Paris has been postponed," the children's charity said Thursday.

A staffer for Andy Gelb, a spokesman for the organization, said he was unavailable for comment.

The socialite -- who has promised to use her celebrity status for good causes -- was supposed to pack her bags for the African country next month. On her itinerary: visits to schools and health-care clinics.

"I'm scared, yeah. I've heard it's really dangerous," Hilton told Newsweek this month. "I've never been on a trip like this before."

Hilton announced the mission in September, several months after serving a 23-day jail sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

"There are a lot of bad people in L.A. Before, my life was about having fun, going to parties -- it was a fantasy," she told Newsweek. "But when I had time to reflect, I felt empty inside. I want to leave a mark on the world."
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