Yoo Ah In Quietly Donates $71,000 to Children, Encourages His Followers on Twitter

 

What a warm surprise! And I thought Christmas is over! Reports are flying around today both on twitter and news portal about Yoo Ah In’s secretive donation, and apparently we were not the ones who felt surprise. Because Yoo Ah In’s manager just found it out today too!

 

Sports Hankoki reported,

Yoo Ah In donates lunch and child care facilities.

 

Actor Yoo Ah In has quietly donated KRW 77 million (about $71,160) from his personal account to child’s school lunches and care facilities through The Beautiful Foundation Korea. The Beautiful Foundation general secretary told reporter today, “Mr. Yoo Ah In contacted us yesterday by writing an email from his current filming location, telling us that he has transferred 77 million Won from Busan.”

 

According to The Beautiful Foundation, they have been raising funds since November last year and their goal is to raise 350 million Won before the 31st January deadline. [Note: by the time this news broke the fundraising has reached 349,559,883 Won or 99.87% of the goal]

 

Through his remarkable contribution, Yoo Ah In has helped The Beautiful Foundation adding 22% to the fundraising goal, thus only 1% to go to reach 350 million Won.

 

Elementary schools in Seoul and Gyeongbuk area with child care facilities including unfortunate and abandoned children will get support from this campaign. The goal that Yoo Ah In helped increasing has made quite attention and the foundation hopes more people will follow suit his action.

 

Yoo Ah In’s agency was surprised with the news about him sending money quietly to The Beautiful Foundation. Yoo Ah In’s manager told Star Today by phone, “We were unaware of that, and just found out about this because someone telling us on twitter. The Beautiful Foundation told us that Yoo Ah In helped adding 22% to the 350 million Won fundraising goal.”

 

Yoo Ah In’s manager said, “It seems he sent the email and transferred the fund to the foundation yesterday evening from his hostel (in Busan). It’s still a surprise despite us acknowledging that he has interest in campaigns like this one.”

 

Through his e-mail sent to the Foundation, Yoo Ah In said, “I think donating quietly is a good thing, although the more people know about it, the more will follow suit,” he wrote. “The value of a good thing is up to you, where to and how you deliver it, and I hope more people willing to participate in this campaign and more people will be aware of this social issue.”

 

In relation to his donation, he said, “We can help children to get enough nutrition and proper meal and provide their living facilities. To pursue a better life first we have to take care of the children’s life especially those who haven’t enjoyed the basic units of welfare yet.”

 

He continued, “It’s helping children in neighborhood. I was lucky enough to eat fatty pork while there are unexpected, unfortunate and neglected children around. Therefore my luck (fortune) should be used to value a little hope.”

 

Fund_raising_feature

 

The Beautiful Foundation also published Yoo Ah In’s complete letter that he emailed yesterday, 28th January 2013, on their official website. My friend J did a quick translations of the email, so this will only cover the important points. Here you go~

For filling in.

Actor Yoo Ah In. 22 percent of goal, 77 million won.

Fundraising has been credited to your account.

1% to go to 350 million Won.

Hope to reach 100% goal  in these remaining three days.

With our contributions, I and the others just want to hold the hands of children and giving our heart away.

I respect Biblical that prompts when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. I think it’s a good thing to donate quietly, although the more people know, the more will follow suit.

The value of a good thing is up to you, where to and how you deliver it, and I hope more people willing to participate in this campaign and more people will be aware of the social discomfort and misery around.

Hoping for more young people and enterprises to create a culture of giving with a commitment to social contribution.

Have a good faith in action by acting with good faith. I have no doubt the attitude of donating will be the guiding light to the shade of the society itself.

We can help children to get enough nutrition and proper meal and provide their living facilities. To pursue a better life first we have to take care of the children’s life especially those who haven’t enjoyed the basic units of welfare yet.

Consider this as helping children in neighborhood. I’m lucky enough to eat fat pork while there are unexpected, unfortunate and neglected children around. Therefore my luck (fortune) should be used to value a little hope.

To live well, to win, to succeed, and to be loved is all that ordinary person wants to receive. And I’m hoping I come to make my life worthwhile.

One Beautiful and Nice People.

Beautiful Foundation, pleased to meet you.

I’m glad to meet the beautiful children and a beautiful foundation.

Source: Beautiful Foundation

 

And just around 08.26 pm KST, Yoo Ah In was online and tweeted to encourage people to help the fundraising!

Translations:

“Only 0.13% left. Seems like it doesn’t take a miracle to carry this out. In this remaining time, please join. Only 5 minutes [of your time] and a little bit of [your] sincerity is enough.” [then he attached the link to The Beautiful Foundation’s website]

 

And less than 2 hours after he tweeting about it, The Beautiful Foundation fundraising just exceeded its goal by achieving more than 350 million Won contributions!

 

Daebak! Congratulations Yoo Ah In, we’re so proud of YOO and proud as your fans! ^_^

 

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18 Responses to “Yoo Ah In Quietly Donates $71,000 to Children, Encourages His Followers on Twitter”
  1. mathed2001 says:

    Thank you, Furbabe, for the news!
    And well said, “we’re so proud of YOO and proud as your fans!”~
    Here is another reason why we are always here for him! 🙂

  2. IchiDoo says:

    it makes me really happy 🙂

  3. Thank you for this wonderful news, Furbabe! I’m sure most of Yoo Ah In’s fans are also touched by his sincere generosity! Good for you, my dear boy! I hope you will forever proper in your life and career! ❤

  4. Furbabe says:

    @ Mathed: Agree! He always takes us by surprise with his thoughtful actions 😀
    @ IchiDoo: So do I ^___^
    @ lobsterbisque2: You’re welcome! I’m sure not only his fans, many people are touched by his generosity too~ especially because this is for the children 🙂

  5. Amine says:

    I am so proud of YOO and proud as your fan, too!
    However, someone reposted it but forgot including “Yoo Ah In SikSeekLand” URL.
    http://www.facebook.com/OnlyYooAngels#!/photo.php?fbid=543237282361363&set=a.169422353076193.37056.169324526419309&type=1&theater

    • Furbabe says:

      Thanks for your information! We do appreciate that you tell us about this. This is so impolite of that person to do so! We will take further step on this. Can you please ask this person to add our link first? Otherwise it’s called stealing. Once again thanks so much!

      • Amine says:

        I will try my best. (I am afraid I can’t express it well due to poor English.)
        The website always does so. It reposts some information without source or permission. it’s a stealing, and I also think so.

  6. Furbabe says:

    @ Amine: It’s okay! If you can’t do it we’ll do it. Yes we know this person always steals everywhere. It’s ashamed that she never learns from her mistake in the past and doesn’t have attitude at all.

  7. Miko says:

    I’m very glad to hear this news.❤❤~❤ He is a sensible person and a broad-minded. I’m really proud of him. I’m so happy to his fan! わたしは、AH INのファンでとても幸せです。かれは、私の誇りです。 아인 화이 팅!!! AH IN der Kampfgeist!! (^^)v

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