Celebs make large donations to help out local children’s charities
IU donated 100 million won ($82,000) to assist children of low-income families, ChildFund Korea said Tuesday.
“IU has been a consistent sponsor since 2015, assisting young children in need,” an employee of the fund told Yonhap News Agency. “All of her donations to the fund total around 820 million won.”
The singer recently donated another 100 million won to Good Neighbors, an international humanitarian organization founded in Korea, to assist low-income families and doctors battling the coronavirus outbreak. She additionally purchased around 100 million won worth of personal protective equipment for doctors and donated it to the Korean Medical Association.
Changmin’s total donations to the organization crossed the 100 million won mark in 2018, according to the organization.
Davichi and its agency Stone Music Entertainment donated profits from the duo’s concert in December to Good Neighbors. The donation will go to help build youth facilities that Good Neighbors is supporting, according to the organization.
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