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Singer Lee Seung-gi Donates 550 mln Won to Red Cross

Singer Lee Seung-gi Donates 550 mln Won to Red Cross

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer Lee Seung-gi donated 550 million won (US$442,250) Friday to the Korean Red Cross on the occasion of his birthday, the humanitarian organization said. His donation will be used to make bloodmobiles and mobile meal service vehicles for disaster relief operations, it said. At the donation ceremony, the Red [...]

GS Caltex Donates Braille First-aid Kits to Visually Impaired People

GS Caltex Donates Braille First-aid Kits to Visually Impaired People

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — GS Caltex Corp., a major South Korean refiner, said Thursday it will make and donate “braille first-aid kits” for visually impaired people during the year-end season. The braille first-aid kit is made by inserting various medical items such as ointment, disinfectant and antipyretic analgesic into a flat first-aid kit [...]

S. Korea Relays World’s Generosity to Nepal with First Dairy Cow Donation

S. Korea Relays World’s Generosity to Nepal with First Dairy Cow Donation

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — An Asiana Airlines flight Thursday from South Korea to Nepal carried some highly unusual passengers: 42 dairy cows were aboard as part a project that illustrates the value of paying it forward. The cows are the first batch of a total of 101 Holstein heifers and two breeding bulls [...]

Hybe Chairman Bang Si-hyuk Donates 5 bln Won for Education of Out-of-school Youths

Hybe Chairman Bang Si-hyuk Donates 5 bln Won for Education of Out-of-school Youths

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, founder and chairman of Hybe, the entertainment firm behind K-pop supergroup BTS, donated 5 billion won (US$3.5 million) to a local charity, it has said. The donation will be used to help out-of-school youths and those in residential care facilities get fair educational opportunities without discrimination, the [...]

BTS’ RM Donates 100 mln Won for 2nd Consecutive Year to Restore Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage

BTS’ RM Donates 100 mln Won for 2nd Consecutive Year to Restore Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — RM, leader of K-pop superband BTS, has donated 100 million won (US$71,854) for the second consecutive year to preserve and restore overseas Korean cultural heritage, a state-run cultural foundation said Thursday. The Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation said the singer, whose real Korean name is Kim Nam-joon, has recently [...]

S. Korea Donates Medical Equipment to Korea-Mexico Friendship Hospital

S. Korea Donates Medical Equipment to Korea-Mexico Friendship Hospital

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean embassy in Mexico has donated three pieces of medical equipment valued at US$76,000 to the Korea-Mexico friendship hospital located in Mérida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. The donation includes mobile ultrasonic diagnosis equipment, a mobile X-ray scanner and a video electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring device. [...]

POSCO, Brazil’s Vale Donate US$100,000 to Support S. Korea’s Young Students

POSCO, Brazil’s Vale Donate US$100,000 to Support S. Korea’s Young Students

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO, South Korea’s top steelmaker, said it has launched a talent cultivation program in collaboration with Brazilian mining giant Vale SA. Under this program, the two companies agreed to offer support to young students from low-income households in South Korea and Brazil. On Wednesday, POSCO donated US$100,000 to Korea [...]