BTS star J-Hope donates $84,000 to aid underprivileged children amid pandemic, fans call him 'charitable king'
BTS member J-Hope has cemented the meaning of his stage moniker once again on August 18 as he stepped in to provide support for underprivileged children during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a report by Koreaboo, the BTS rapper made a generous donation of ₩100,000,000 KRW ($84,407 USD) to the Green Umbrella Children's Foundation. According to SBS funE, it was reported that J-Hope carried out his donation without informing anyone.
Already proving to be a celebrity with a warm and generous heart, J-Hope is a member of ChildFund Korea's Green Noble Club, which comprises people who have donated large sums of money. His earliest donation as a member of the club was in 2018 when he donated ₩150,000,000 KRW (approximately $129,580) to support children in need and to help promising students achieve their dreams.
In February last year J-Hope donated 100 million Korean won in support of those attending his high school alma mater in Gwangju and another 100 million won to support children later in December. J-Hope, whose real name is Jung Ho-seok, has also shown support for the US. He and his k-pop group BTS, along with management company Big Hit Entertainment donated $1 million USD towards the Black Lives Movement in June.
BTS and Big Hit Entertainment also donated $1 million to Crew Nation to aid concert crew members who have been financially impacted due to the postponement and cancelation of concerts during the Covid-19 pandemic. In October 2019, J-Hope and fellow K-pop star Sunmi attended WKorea's 14th Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
With his latest donation to the Green Umbrella Children's Foundation, J-Hope shared that he hopes that the money will go to children in need due to the pandemic. "Amongst the disadvantaged children that are victims of the various societal problems, I hope that these funds will be well-delivered to those that are facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus," he said.
The foundation said, "J-Hope is continuing to donate. We deeply appreciate him," and promised, "We will do our best to support children by inheriting our precious will." The donation also revealed that is especially relieving for children in Korea, including those belonging to low-income families and troubled households and comes at a crucial time when the ongoing rains and floods in several parts of South Korea have made the situation worse.
The total amount donated so far has reached 450 million won. Fans on Twitter have been pouring out their love for J-Hope. "Cant help but admire him even more!" said a fan while another wrote, "j-hope is truly a gift to this world!"
Cant help but admire him even more! 💜#MTVHottest BTS @BTS_twt— JANEuphoriA.R.M.Y⁷D-3🐋ㅈㅇ정 💜 아.포.방.(울).포 🟣 슙 (@Njannahnawa) August 18, 2020
j-hope is truly a gift to this world! ❤️— hobi ❤️ (@jhopefan10) August 18, 2020
Other fans called him "My charitable king" and an "angel" and "sunshine" and more.
My charitable king 🥺— Don't (@JustDoont) August 18, 2020
That’s our sunshine pic.twitter.com/buRoT3fihY— 𖧵𝚅𝚊𝚕⁷ 🌸 輝 🌿 (@1_hobisunshine) August 18, 2020
He's an angel— Jooniverse🐨⁷aby 😁 (@namjoon_IQ148) August 18, 2020
Several fans called him "our hope" with one who wrote, "He’s your hope, he’s my hope, he’s is JHOPEEE!!!!"
He’s your hope, he’s my hope, he’s is JHOPEEE!!!! ✨ pic.twitter.com/LmI9OWRcCr— KIM. (@Mcu_92) August 18, 2020