Lee Min-Ho donates 50 million Won for welfare of child abuse victims

Lee has done other charity works like the "Transparent Umbrella Project" campaign in 2016.

Lee Min Ho Facebook live chat
South Korean actor Lee Min-ho attends a news conference after a fan meeting event in Hong Kong Reuters

The "Legend of the Blue Sea" actor Lee Min-Ho is by far one of the kindest actors in the South Korean entertainment industry and he has proved that a number of times. Recently, it was revealed that the 29-year-old actor donated 50 million Won ($44,000) to a non-government organization that provides welfare services for child abuse victims.

PROMIZ and Good Neighbors launched a campaign on social media known as "Making a Warm Winter for Both Body and Heart" starting from 16 to 26 January. The actor promised to make a donation once the post of campaign reaches 100 likes. According to The Korea Herald, a representative from Good Neighbors said in a press statement, "The money will be used for children who have gone through domestic violence."

He further added, "It will help them receive psychological therapy and help them with their heating bills at home."

Previously, Lee did a lot of charitable activities. In August 2016, the actor launched the "Transparent Umbrella Project" campaign to distribute 2,500 transparent umbrellas to children.

Lee believes it to be just a way of giving back all the love that he has received from his fans from all over the world.

In other news, Lee has recently received an award on 22 February for improving South Korea's brand image at the 2017 National Brand Awards, held at the National Assembly Hall in Seoul. In his acceptance speech, he said,"I traveled around the globe so many times over the past few years." Lee further added, "I was so touched to see people (overseas) trying to write or speak Korean to me."

Lee thanked his fans and people who all have helped him to be where he is today. He concluded his speech by pledging that he will further try to contribute more to the country's brand image.

This article was first published on February 24, 2017