1. BTS x Big Hit Entertainment
BTS and Big Hit Entertainment donated ₩100,000,000 KRW ($93 000 USD) to Sewol Ferry victim’s family.
2. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona
Yoona has been making donations to low-income families since 2010, and she was recently invited to join the Honor Society (a society of individuals who donated more than ₩100,000,000 KRW [$93 000 USD]).
Last year, IU paid the full college tuition of 4 students who were struggling financially. She has also continuously donated to various institutions, including the high school from which she graduated.
4. EXO’s Kai
Kai appeared on the cover of a magazine called “Big Issue”, which donates half of its revenue to homeless people in Korea. With the help of Kai’s fans, the magazine was sold out in two days, which provided immense support to the homeless.
Suzy has been continuously making donations to help students from low-income families purchase school uniforms and has also donated to families affected by the Sewol Ferry tragedy. Like Yoona, Suzy is also a member of the Honor Society.
6. Lee Hyori
Lee Hyori participated in various campaigns and made donations to help individuals who are struggling financially. She also participated in projects to help raise awareness about and save stray animals.
7. GOT7’s JB
JB donated ₩10,000,000 KRW ($9 300 USD) to the victims of the Pohang earthquake and the rest of his group donated 15.7 tons of rice to low-income families.
8. BIGBANG’s Seungri
Seungri donated ₩100,000,000 KRW ($93 000 USD) to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation to help children in low-income families get through the harsh winter. He also delivered briquettes with his father and employees of his ramen restaurant.
9. Various K-Celebs
Celebrities including HaHa, Yoon Do Hyun, Jun Hyun Moo, and Lee Dong Guk participated in a flea market with the humanitarian NGO Good Neighbors to help support children from low-income families.
A fan of Wanna One’s Kang Daniel started a fundraiser to celebrate Kang Daniel’s birthday and to support and raise awareness on the issue of comfort women. Fans raised ₩9,999,900 KRW ($9 340 USD) and donated it all to The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery.
11. Highlight’s Junhyung
Junhyung donated ₩10,160,000 KRW ($9 450 USD) to Korea Food for the Hungry International on October 16, the day they released their new album Celebrate. Junhyung has been making a donation to this institution ever since 2012.