TVXQ’s Yunho has something to be proud about for his birthday this year; fans from all over the world are following in the global star’s footsteps by celebrating his birthday with a heartwarming gesture.
The Green Umbrella Child Fund, a charity dedicated to helping marginalized children in need, revealed that it received donations from all over the world. Four of Yunho’s fan clubs based in Korea, China, Japan and the United States came together to donate a total of 8,700,000 KRW (~$8700 USD) in total to the foundation as well as lunches, school supplies and warm clothes for the winter.
The fan clubs’ warm gesture comes from Yunho’s devotion and dedication to helping those in need. It was revealed last December that Yunho had donated all of his earnings from his cameo on “Ode to My Father” to the Green Umbrella Child Fund, saying, “I wanted to help every child to be able to grow up with hopes and dreams, even though it’s not much.”
In response to Yunho’s warm gestures, his fans have been donating along with the star to various foundations over the years, including treatment fees to charities for rare and incurable childhood diseases, and rice for the homeless and less fortunate.
Lee Je Hoon, the CEO of the Green Umbrella Child Fund, said, “Thanks to Jung Yunho’s fan club members, we were able to relay hopes and dreams to many marginalized children.” He added, “The donated money and items will be used with care so that children who are in need can grow up in a bright and healthy way.”