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[Goodwill] Unique Celebrity Donations

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2013.03.30 18:00 CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun

In a world often defined by excess, it’s always impressive when celebrities choose to give, rather than earn.

We’ve already covered how the fans give with rice, money and gifts, but today, as our final Goodwill article, we’ll be showcasing some of the more unusual ways celebrities have given back.

[Goodwill] Unique Celebrity Donations

While clubbing and love may not seem to go well together (or perhaps it does...), Jang Woo Hyuk found a way to turn clubbing and partying into an act of goodwill.

Today (March 30), Jang Woo Hyuk will be spinning at Club Oz in Gangnam for the ‘Love Sharing Donation Party with Moet & Chandon.’ All entrance fees to the club will be donated to the Migrant Health Association in Korea or We Friends to support multicultural families living in Korea.

The club hopes to continue to invite guest DJs to draw bigger crowds, which means more money for the selected charitable organizations.

Charity galas may be common, but turning celebrity club night into celebrity charity club night is pretty clever.

[Goodwill] Unique Celebrity Donations

While serving and volunteering at organizations may seem like a normal way to give back, considering how meticulously planned and packed celebrity schedules are, it’s almost more noteworthy when celebrities sacrifice time.

Lee Hyori, one of Korea’s most influential socialtainers has given plenty of money, but also a great deal of her time. Not only does she frequently serve and volunteer with various organizations, she also utilizes the best of her skills to help those in need. In December of 2012, Lee Hyori originally planned on passing out coal for the winter, but after an unexpected cancellation, decided to visit the elderly, giving them impromptu makeovers and photoshoots with their families. The act, which may seem frivolous, ended up being highly meaningful to the recipients, many of whom were unable to take proper photos with their family members.

[Goodwill] Unique Celebrity Donations

Another person who made good use of her star power and time was Son Dambi, who spent a day as a celebrity barista in a Seoul cafe. The star performer made drinks, helped out in the kitchen and served customers, who came in droves to see Son Dambi in person.

All profits from that day were donated to Save the Children’s ‘Change the Future’ campaign, which helps children from impoverished families in Korea.

While serving and volunteering at organizations may seem like a normal way to give back, considering how meticulously planned and packed celebrity schedules are, it’s almost more noteworthy when celebrities sacrifice time.

[Goodwill] Unique Celebrity Donations

Of course, we can’t forget about the celebrities who reach out to those in need overseas.

JYJ is known for its massive charitable donations, either in the form of money, mango trees or other items, especially to countries outside Korea, but one act that particularly stood out was done back in 2011, when member Kim Junsu helped build a school in Cambodia.

The ‘Xiah Junsu Evergreen Tree School’ was built for students who previously had to walk 5-10 km to get their education, and was erected as part of the Habitat for Humanity campaign. Junsu’s own mother visited the town prior to the construction, and returned for the opening ceremony, whereupon she named the school.

Photo credit: WH Entertainment, Beautiful Foundation, Pledis, C-Jes

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