IU Makes Meaningful Donation On Her Birthday
IU celebrated her birthday by making a generous donation!
On her birthday of May 16, IU donated a total of 500 million won (approximately $440,857) to various foundations, including Korea Pediatric Cancer Foundation, YEOULDOL (a support group for children with rare diseases), Korean Unwed Mothers’ Families Association, Comprehensive Support Center for the Elderly Living Alone, The Purme Foundation, and Child Welfare Association.
IU’s agency EDAM Entertainment shared, “IU wanted to do something warm in the name of UAENA (fandom name) on her last birthday in her 20s to repay the great love she has received consistently throughout her career.”
Her donation will be used for surgery and treatment for children and adolescents with rare diseases. It will also be used to support single-parent families, older adults living alone, and children who have to be financially independent after leaving institutional care.
IU is currently filming the movie “Broker” (working title) that will tell a story revolving around baby boxes, which are set up for people who are no longer able to provide for their babies to anonymously give them up.
Happy birthday, IU!
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