Vogue Girl Korea Pink Wings 2011

Dozen of female stars took part in Korean Vogue Girl’s [Kr] annual Pink Wings charity campaign, this time to help youngsters who are their families’ main income source. Funds are raised through sales of participating fashion brands.

The featured celebrities in 2011 include Park Soo-jin, Yoon Seung-ah, Choi Kang-hee, Kim So-eun, Lee Hana, Kim Min-jung, Jang Hee-jin, Seo Hyo-rim, Min Hyo-rin, Lizzy, Nana, Min, Dal Shabet and Jewelry.

Park Soo Jin
Park Soo Jin Vogue Girl Pink Wings 2011

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Son Dambi shares love in Cambodia

Korean pop singer Son Dambi in January 2011 issue of CeCi Magazine [Kr] which covers her humanitarian trip to Cambodia in November. The singer visited an underdeveloped area in the Southeast Asian country to film an episode for World Special Love, a humanitarian themed show by TvN channel.

Son Dambi shares love in Cambodia

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After School Happy Pledis pics

Korean pop group After School have released Happy Pledis, a Christmas themed charity album on December 7. The profit from the album sales will be donated to the Save the Children Fund [Kr]. Some pretty nice concept pics below…

After School Happy Pledis album

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Vegetable vendor is Time 100 most influential people

Former American President Bill Clinton, pop star Lady Gaga, Chinese actor Jet Li and Korean figure skater champ Kim Yuna are among the 100 personality who were named by Time magazine in its 2010 most influential people list.

Taiwanese philanthropist Chen Shu-ChuAmong them there’s one who’s a bit special, she’s Madam Chen Shu-Chu, a vegetable vendor from Taiwan. Below is her intro on Time, written by famous director Ang Lee…

Chen Shu-chu is a seller of vegetables in a stall in Taitung County’s central market, in eastern Taiwan. Out of her modest living, Chen, 59, has managed to donate nearly NT$10 million (that’s $320,000) to various causes, including $32,000 for a children’s fund, $144,000 to help build a library at a school she attended and another $32,000 for the local orphanage, where she also gives financial support to three children.

What’s so wonderful about Chen’s achievement is not its extraordinariness but that it is so simple and matter of fact in its generosity. “Money serves its purpose only when it is used for those who need it,” she told a newspaper.

And rather than bask in her celebrity, Chen seems to dismiss the whole thing with a wave of her hand, perhaps even with a hint of irritation. “There isn’t much to talk about, because I did not enter any competition,” she says. “I haven’t really made any huge donations.”

She’s planning to establish a fund to help the poor with education, food and health care. Amazing, but of all she has given away, her greatest gift is her example. (Image by David Shankbone from the Time 100 dinner).

[Update] Chen is also named by Forbes Asia as one of the 48 heroes of Philanthropy, and by Reader’s Digest Asia as Asian of The Year in 2010.

Vogue Girl Korea Pink Wings 2010

Host of Korean female celebrities are taking part in Vogue Girl [Kr] Magazine’s 8th Pink Wings Campaign in which limited edition fashion items from famous brands are auctioned to raise funds for scholarships and to help women in need.

The participating stars (and aspiring actresses) in 2010 include Goo Hye-sun, Yoon Eun-hye, Sulli, Jo Yoon-hee, Park Min-young, Kim So-eun, Park Shin-hye, Min Hyorin, Park Han-byul, Seo Hyo-rim, Cha Ye-ryun, Kang Byul and Yoo In-na.

Goo Hye-sun
Goo Hye-sun Korean Vogue Girl Ping Wings

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