IU, Lee Jong Suk, and Shin Min Ah are spreading warmth this holiday season with touching donations.
EDAM Entertainment announced on December 24 that soloist and actress IU donated a total of 100 million won each to cancer patients and children from families with low income. The agency stated, “IU donated 100 million won [about $84,280] each to cancer patients and children from low-income families.”
IU stated via EDAM Labels,
This is a difficult time when everyone is feeling exhausted, but I wanted to share feelings of warmth and help with those who needed it. I hope that everyone can spend a warm winter without a single neighbor being left out.”
The donation will be used to purchase winter heating and cold protection for families who are suffering financial hardship through the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation.
IU is one of the Korean celebrities who has consistently participated in various charitable activities and donations, especially for people going through economic difficulties.
Lee Jong Suk
On December 30, Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation revealed that the actor has regularly participated in various heartening deeds. He has donated 100 million won and this will be used to support and assist youngsters who will soon be leaving childcare institutions.
The Chairman of the foundation stated, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to actor Lee Jong Suk for donating for children in need at the end of the year. Young people, who have taken their first steps into society, are having more difficulty becoming independent due to the prolonged pandemic. The Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation will also do its best to help them become healthily self-dependent.”
The actor said,
“I know that young people preparing for independence who have to stand on their own early face great difficulties, especially in this prolonged COVID-19 situation. I don’t think independence can be achieved overnight. I hope that children living in childcare institutions will grow up healthy and enjoy many opportunities without restrictions in their education and career.”
Shin Min Ah
On December 29, AM Entertainment announced the actress’s latest donation. A representative from the agency explained that she wanted to donate during the pandemic and discovered the Korean Society for Applied Developmental Psychology. Here, children who were affected by the coronavirus are given psychological assistance.
They said, “She donated 100 million won (approximately $84,400) each to both a burn foundation and the Asan Medical Center for a total of 200 million won (approximately $168,700) as she has done every year. She recently also made a new donation of 100 million won to the Korean Society for Applied Developmental Psychology.”
The actress has been frequently donating since 2015, her annual donation of 100 million won to Burn Foundation. She has personally visited hospitals, supported patients and their families and also participated in financial assisting for burn patients overseas.
Hope your day got warmer reading this uplifting news!