BTS’s J-Hope Celebrates Birthday By Making Heartwarming Donation
BTS’s J-Hope’s act of kindness warmed the hearts of many amidst the chilly season!
On February 18, the artist turned 27 and celebrated his birthday by donating 150 million won (approximately $135,400) to ChildFund Korea, a child development organization.
J-Hope stated through ChildFund Korea, “I heard that the number of vulnerable families is increasing significantly due to the prolonged COVID-19 situation. I heard that support for children with disabilities is especially urgent. I hope this donation will raise society’s interest in children with disabilities.”
J-Hope’s donation will go towards assisting children with disabilities who are facing financial struggles. It will be used to finance child care, academic support, and facility maintenance for children with visual or hearing impairments.
ChildFund Korea recognizes individuals that donate amounts greater than 100 million won (approximately $90,300) by instating them as members of the Green Noble Club. J-Hope is the club’s 146th member with 600 million won (approximately $541,700) in total donations.
In 2018, J-Hope donated 150 million won to support child patients and help promising students to pursue their dreams. In February 2019, the singer donated 100 million won to his alma mater to fund scholarships and another 100 million won later in December to finance treatment for child patients. In 2020, the artist entrusted 100 million won to assist children from low-income families struggling through COVID-19.
ChildFund Korea commented, “J-Hope’s regular donations are raising interest in children from poor families.”
Thanks to his positive influence, members of BTS’s fandom, ARMY, have been inquiring continuously. According to the organization, 118 donations have been made in J-Hope’s name in the past two years.
ChildFund Korea added, “We will do our best to support children from low-income families in accordance with the wishes of all donors, including J-Hope.”
Happy birthday, J-Hope!