Kim Jae Joong Donates 50 Million Won to His Schools
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong donated 50 million won to his alma maters to mark the end of the year.
He contributed 20 million won to Kongju Jungdong Elementary School, and 30 million won to The Attached Middle School to the College of Education at Kongju National University. The donated funds are expected to be spent providing books, new computers and drinking fountains to the elementary school students while being used to offer scholarships and books to the middle school students. The funds will be also used to sponsoring the elementary school’s baseball team and the middle school’s swim team.
Kim told enews on December 27, “While participating in various donations to return what I’ve received for the year, I came to think I have to give a little help to my juniors of my schools.” He continued, “It’s a shame that I couldn’t convey my donation to teachers and students in person. Next time, I want to make a visit to the schools if I have a chance. I hope my juniors can study in a better environment when they come back from their vacation.”
Kim conveyed his autograph and hand-written message to his juniors on the first day of their vacation and his juniors enthusiastically hailed his heartfelt gift.
Gu Gi Nam, chief of school administration department said, “We’d like to thank him for being considerate to his school and juniors even after his graduation. Students couldn’t hide their happiness when they heard about his donation. I feel so proud that a graduate of our school became a hallyu star and donated money for a meaningful purpose for the sake of his juniors.”
He continued, “As he displayed his talent and became successful, I hope his juniors model themselves after him and become talented people for the country. I want to thank him for giving us a special gift on the first day of vacation.”
Meanwhile, Kim donated 200 million won to Thailand flood victims along with JYJ members, Junsu and Yoo Chun in November.
Photo credit: C-JeS Entertainment
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