Taeyang (real name Dong Young-bae, 동영배) is proving that he has a heart of gold.
The BIGBANG singer has made headlines with his charity efforts from his recent fundraising auction. According to Soompi, the 31-year-old pop star donated items to a flea market where the auction was held at Pier59 Studios last month.
The numbers have been tallied and Taeyang was able to deliver 60 million won (approx. RM209K) in profits. The social welfare organisation Snails of Love has received the donation and will use it for “artificial cochlear surgery and language rehabilitation for children and adolescents with hearing impairments“.
“I am happy to be able to do good work with my fans. I hope it will help children and teenagers who suffer from hearing loss,” the South Korean star was quoted as saying.
Snails of Love also expressed their gratitude, saying, “There are about 340,000 people across the country who have hearing impairments. More than 90% of children who get artificial cochlear implants before the age of three are able to attend normal schools. With this donation, we will be able to gift hearing to more children.”
Many K-pop fans have applaud Taeyang for his charitable efforts.