Lee Jong-suk gives 200M won to UnicefActor Lee Jong-suk has donated 200 million won ($166,000) to Unicef Korea.
The charitable organization said Tuesday that Lee “wanted to help underprivileged children living in and outside the country.”
Unicef Korea added that half of Lee’s donation will be used to create a shelter for migrant workers, women who migrate to Korea for the sake of getting married and their children.
The balance of the donation will go to Unicef China and will be used to improve classrooms in rural regions.
The 27-year-old actor has participated in several charitable activities. The actor posed for a photo shoot in January to promote a special edition of the Brown Bear, a collaboration between Unicef and Line, a local smartphone messenger service. Brown Bear is a Line character. Proceeds go to Unicef Korea.
The actor also took part in an art project designed for the visually impaired. For the project, Lee recorded detailed background information about artwork for people who can’t see the art.
Meanwhile, Lee recently confirmed his appearance in an upcoming Korean-Chinese drama series “Jade Lover.” The much-anticipated drama series reportedly has a budget of 40 billion won.
Lee enjoys tremendous popularity in Asian countries. His wax figure was recently unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, a popular sightseeing spot that displays wax versions of world-famous celebrities.
By Sung So-young