SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- J-hope, a member of K-pop superband BTS, donated 100 million won (US$84,000) Friday for children suffering economic hardships amid the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, a charity group said.
According to ChildFund Korea, J-hope expressed hope that his donation will be used to help children in need have a warm winter.
"I was concerned for children who would be spending a cold and lonely holiday season due to economic hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic," J-hope said.
The donation will be used to pay the heating bills of child care facilities and low-income families with children, as well as support children with illnesses.
Since 2018, the 27-year-old global star has contributed 800 million won through the charity.
He is a member of Green Noble Club, a group of high-value donors of ChildFund Korea.