BTS' J-Hope Celebrates 27th Birthday By Donating ₩150 Million to Charity

J-Hope of BTS
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J-Hope of BTS

Happy birthday, J-Hope!

The BTS superstar turned 27 on Thursday (Feb. 18), and decided to spend his big day giving back. According to The Korean Herald, J-Hope donated ₩150 million (about $135,000) to ChildFund Korea, which helps children with vision and hearing disabilities.

The South Korean musician is a longtime supporter of ChildFund Korea. Just last year, he donated ₩100 million to the organization amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I heard that the number of families in vulnerable situations is increasing significantly due to the prolonged COVID-19 crisis, and support for disabled children is urgently needed,” he said in a statement, according to Koreaboo. “I hope this donation will further expand social interest in supporting children with disabilities.”

In 2019, J-Hope donated ₩100 million to ChildFund Korea, and in 2018, he donated ₩150 million, according to NME. As a result of his generosity, in 2019, he joined ChildFund Korea’s Green Noble Club, which honors those who make notable contributions to the charity.