Songstress IU is marking Children’s Day (May 5) this year by making a significant donation to help kids of low income families.
It has been confirmed by the charity Green Umbrella Childfund that on May 4, she donated 100 million won (approx. US$92,000) to the organization in her name, specifying that the money was to be used for disadvantaged kids.
According to Star News, she did not tell anyone other than those closest to her.
Green Umbrella Childfund shared the news of her donation with Star News. “Today is Children’s Day, and so most children are receiving love and gifts from their parents,” they say, “but the children of low income families might be lonely today. So in order to share with those children, she donated 100 million won.”
The representative of Green Umbrella Childfund went on to mention that IU has also been volunteering in order to help disabled children without announcing it to the public.