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BTS' J-Hope celebrates birthday by donating thousands to children's charity

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BTS member J-Hope celebrated his 27th birthday on Thursday, but he was the one handing out the gifts.

According to The Korea Herald, J-Hope donated 150 million South Korean won — which is about $135,657 — to Child Fund Korea, one of his favorite charities.  The organization helps kids who have hearing and vision disabilities.

J-Hope is a longtime supporter of the charity, and had given them so much money over the years that he’s a member of the special Green Noble Club: those who’ve donated over 100 million won to the cause.

According to Koreaboo, last year, J-Hope gave 100 million won — about $90,400 — to the charity, in support of disabled children who needed extra support as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2019, he gave the same amount to establish scholarships for children in need.

By Andrea Dresdale
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