It has been revealed that actress Shin Min Ah has been donating regularly to those in need for seven years now, totaling 1 billion won (approximately $890,300) in contributions!
On October 15, it was reported that Shin Min Ah has donated 717 million won (approximately $637,700) to the Community Chest of Korea “Fruit of Love,” and 290 million won (approximately $258,100) to the organization Good Friends, which helps North Korean defectors.
Since December of 2009, Shin Min Ah has been donating 2 million won (approximately $1,800) a month to “Fruit of Love,” and in addition contributing 50 million won (approximately $44,500) or 100 million won (approximately $89,000) at the end of each year. According to the organization, her contributions mainly go towards helping children and seniors in need, as per her wishes.
The 290 million won (approximately $258,100) that she has donated to Good Friends since 2010 particularly goes toward helping single mothers who have defected from North Korea and their children.
Shin Min Ah’s agency Mother Company Entertainment says, “Shin Min Ah has always liked children and the elderly. She is also interested in those in need, so since she started donating she’s said she wanted to help children and the elderly.”
It was previously reported that Shin Min Ah donated 100 million won (approximately $89,000) in May to relief efforts in Nepal after the devastating earthquake. She also recently gave 50 million won (approximately $44,500) to Seoul National University’s Children’s Hospital through OHUI‘s ‘Beautiful Face Campaign.”
Shin Min Ah will soon be returning to the small screen through her new drama “Oh My Venus,” which will be premiering on KBS on November 16.