[News] Yu Ah-in Supports Children in Child Care Centers.
“Fashion King” actor Yu Ah-is in the spotlight for his deep interest lunch money of children in child care facilities.
Yu has made a donation of 77 million Korean Won [approximately 71,033 U.S. Dollars] to a Korean non-profit foundation The Beautiful Foundation on January 28, the Foundation said in a statement Tuesday.
The public foundation has hosted a campaign for raising lunch money of children in care facilities, collecting a total of 350 million Won [322,878 Dollars] to subsidize 130 children in Seoul and Gyeongsangbuk-do area.
“It’s good to donate in secret but it’s also good to let many people know about it so that more people can hopefully follow suit. I think it’s young celebrities’ duty to create an open environment for donations,” said the 26-year-old star.
He continued, “whether the donation was done sincerely or not, it would light up the dark side of our society. It`s important for celebrities to arouse interest about the unhappy sides of society.”
The “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” star kept on urging people to participate in the meaningful campaign by writing on Twitter, “they need 0.13% more [to reach the target amount]. Please join in. Just five minute and a willingness to help is enough.”
Thanks to Yu’s donation and effort, the foundation reached its target amount on January 30, a day before its due date.