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BTS' J-Hope Makes Generous Donation to Aid Child Violence Victims

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J-Hope of BTS poses for photographers during a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" on Nov. 20, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

BTS singer J-Hope has donated more than $90,000 to the ChildFund Korea in observation of South Korea's Children's Day. According to the Yonhap News Agency, J made the charitable donation to the Seoul-based ChildFund Korea to support operations at the new One Stop Center in Tanzania, East Africa.

The facility offers legal and counseling assistance and treatment for victims of child violence. May 5 is a national holiday in Korea, known as Children's Day and in honor of the celebration, ChildFund Korea said, "In light of Children’s Day, J-Hope donated 100 million won for the support of children in Tanzania exposed to violence," according to Soompi.

“Many people around the world are suffering from COVID-19. I came to support children overseas following the support of domestic children in hopes that the warmth of sharing could reach them in the nooks of the world," J-Hope said in a statement; a spokesperson for BTS could not be reached for additional comment on the donation.

Lee Jae Hoon, chairman of ChildFund Korea added, "The continuous support of global superstar BTS’s member J-Hope is raising awareness of children suffering from economic difficulties. The foundation will also do its best to uphold the intentions of all donors including J-Hope by supporting children in need both domestically and internationally.”

Last year, J-Hope was named as a member of the Green Noble Club in 2018 for donating more than $89,000 and last year he donated a similar amount to help children from low-income families struggling during COVID and another $133,800 in February; to date, J-Hope's total donations to ChildFund Korea reportedly amount to more than $624,000.

The K-pop superstars are in the midst of the slow reveal of their upcoming second English-language single, "Butter," which is slated to drop on May 21st.