“How Do You Play?” Donates Total Of 1.8 Billion Won In Proceeds From Yoo San Seul, SSAK3, And Refund Sisters
The total amount that the MBC show “How Do You Play?” donated through the proceeds from its various activities has been revealed.
In 2020, “How Do You Play?” and its host, Yoo Jae Suk, embarked on various activities like creating a trot music persona called Yoo San Seul, debuting a co-ed group called SSAK3 with Lee Hyori and Rain, and debuting an ultimate girl group called Refund Sisters with Lee Hyori, Uhm Jung Hwa, MAMAMOO’s Hwasa, and Jessi. It was announced throughout 2020 that the proceeds from these activities, such as digital song sales, would be donated to a good cause.
“How Do You Play?” has been donating its proceeds since 2019, when Yoo Jae Suk learned the drums and participated in recording a song that was then released. At the time, those proceeds were donated to benefit music and dance education for children and youth in disadvantaged circumstances. Following this, the proceeds from song sales and calendar sales for Yoo San Seul were also donated to the Community Chest of Korea to provide meals for undernourished children in vulnerable social groups.
In 2020, from the “Home Concert” series to SSAK3 and Refund Sisters’ activities, the total profits from these activities came to around 1.8 billion won (about $1.6 million). On December 25, a source from the show stated, “We are overjoyed to be bringing good news this Christmas. According to the wishes of the cast and crew, we will be donating to 10 places that need help.”
Around 100 million won (around $100,000) will be donated to a COVID-19 relief fund, provide coal briquettes for community dining organizations, purchase audience seats for arts centers, and provide meals to undernourished children. The remaining 1.7 billion won (around $1.5 million) will be donated to 10 different places chosen by the cast and crew.
Yoo San Seul’s profits (about 160 million won, or $145,000) will be donated to charities that provide free meals for the elderly and homeless. SSAK3’s profits (about 1.3 billion won, or $1.18 million) will be donated to benefit disadvantaged children, while Refund Sisters’ profits (about 250 million won, or $227,000) will be donated to charities that provide female products and benefit families of single mothers.
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