BTS Jimin has donated 100 million won to children in need in time with his 27th birthday on Oct. 13. Photo courtesy of HYBE

Korean fund-raising NGO honors BTS member for his donation

Jimin, a member of the South Korean boy band BTS, celebrated his 27th birthday on Oct. 13 by donating more than 100 million won ($85,000) to children in need.

ChildFund Korea, a non-for-government organization in Seoul, announced that Jimin had become a member of its “Green Noble Club” by donating more than 100 million won.

Many other South Korean celebrities, including Max Changmin of TVXQ and Jimin’s bandmate J-Hope, are also members of the exclusive club.

This is not the first time for Jimin to make generous donations.

In July, the BTS member contributed 100 million in secret under his father’s name for a program of administering polio vaccines to children across the world.

His donation was disclosed last month as Gosung Rotary Club thanked the artist for his act.

Jimin also previously donated to Busan High School of Arts and the Busan Metropolitan Office of Education. He studied at Busan, South Korea’s largest port city.

BTS has been recognized as the largest boy band in the world. In particular, its hit song “Butter” topped the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart for 10 weeks this year.

Most recently, the seven-piece K-pop act released a track along with British band Coldplay dubbed “My Universe.” They are scheduled to hold an online concert on Oct. 24.

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