‘good deeds’

Drama Casting & News
Daddy’s Girl cast donates half-ton of rice to charity
by | December 14, 2010 | 14 Comments
At the time of its pre-premiere press conference last month, cast members of SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl — namely, series lead Moon Chae-won, Super Junior’s Donghae, and CN Blue’s Minhyuk (all pictured above) — had been the recipients of rice donations intended for charity from their fans. These have now been given... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-min signs her donation book
by | September 12, 2009 | 20 Comments
Actress Han Ji-min (Cain & Abel) has put out a book titled We’re Already Friends — Han Ji-min’s Philippines Donation Book, which includes stories of her time spent in a deep mountain village in the Philippines helping at a village school. (The book also contains drawings, which Han drew herself.)... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Myung-min sets up campaign for sufferers of ALS
by | September 3, 2009 | 14 Comments
As you may know, Kim Myung-min plays a man suffering from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in his latest film, My Love By My Side [내 사랑 내 곁에]. Kim Myung-min is now acting to raise awareness of the illness, and the Naver portal site has set up a corner promoting the “Kim Myung-min’s Happy... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Ji-tae sets up a kindergarten
by | May 29, 2009 | 12 Comments
Actor (and director) Yoo Ji-tae is opening up a kindergarten in Nepal. Last April, Yoo had participated with members of his online gallery at the popular internet community DC Inside to raise money to help the needy; those funds will provide the basis for setting up the school. A rep from Yoo’s side said, “He’s... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Hye-young donates her paycheck
by | April 10, 2009 | 24 Comments
Jung Hye-young, who played Iljimae’s mother in the just-ended Return of Iljimae, is blessed with a ridiculously adorable family and a doting husband (Sean of old-school kpop duo Jinusean). She was also pregnant while filming the drama with their third child. The couple has revealed (through a mini-homepage posting — who needs publicists when you... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Happy endings: An adoption story
by | March 5, 2009 | 31 Comments
Adoptee Soo-hoon (Sonny) with actor Lee Wan Mea culpa. I admit I’ve looked upon celebrity involvement in charity promotion and public campaigns with a skeptical eye, as I did in the original post featuring Lee Wan, above, who participated (along with Kim Rae-won and Lee Junki) in a campaign to raise awareness for the adoption... More »

Celebrity News
Donation angel Moon Geun-young strikes again
by | January 25, 2009 | 38 Comments
“Teacher Moon Geun-young” Painter of the Wind actress and “Korea’s Little Sister” Moon Geun-young has once again donated money (100 million won), this time toward a library serving the Korean community in Sydney, Australia. The Han Geul Library provides Korean-language books for Korean children, and Moon has been involved in personally sending the library books... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Nara converts paydays into charitable donations
by | December 21, 2008 | 15 Comments
Jang Nara is turning a few paydays into charity opportunities, sending a total of 200 million’s worth ($156,000) of items to help the needy. Recently, Jang signed a contract to promote a children’s/junior’s clothing brand, Our Q, which is a deal worth about 100 million won. Instead of cash payment, however, her fee is being... More »

Celebrity News
Romantic Island Love’s Donation Event
by | December 13, 2008 | 8 Comments
Eugene and Lee Seon-kyun, stars of the recent movie Romantic Island, have donated a few of own belongings to raise money for the Beautiful Foundation. On December 13, their items were auctioned off at the “Romantic Island Love’s Donation Event“; Eugene’s donation was a hat and scarf she particularly liked, while Lee Seon-kyun’s was his... More »

Celebrity News
Mucha Jewelry red carpet
by | December 9, 2008 | 16 Comments
The event that took place on December 8 at Seoul’s Villa De Bailey sure was a mouthful to say: 2008 Mucha Jewelry Charity Bazaar and Korean Jewelry Awards. While “Korean jewelry award” sounds rather strange, the event was designed to allow celebs to donate pieces of their own jewelry for a good cause. Stars walked... More »