BTS’s Jimin and his father recently gave back to their community in a sweet way!
On February 20, Busan’s Hoedong Elementary School, where Jimin attended as a child, closed down after 36 years. At the graduation ceremony, Jimin donated signed BTS CDs to all the students and made a personal donation to cover the school uniform costs for all the graduating students going on to middle school.
It turned out that Jimin had made this donation last year as well, ever since he heard that Hoedong Elementary School was closing down.
BTS’s agency BigHit Entertainment confirmed the donation and added, “Jimin’s father felt very regretful that the school was closing down and wanted to do something for them.”
At the time of closing, Hoedong Elementary School had 10 graduating students and 50 enrolled students. Jimin’s father participated in the graduating ceremony to personally give out the donations and said, “I watched Jimin graduate here 10 years ago, and when I think that the school won’t be here anymore, tears come to my eyes.”