GEN­ER­OUS JANG NA-RA

New Straits Times - - Groove -

CHAR­ITY do­na­tions from a celebrity usu­ally war­rant news coverage but ac­tress Jang Na-ra prefers to re­main anony­mous when­ever she do­nates.

How­ever, her father re­cently re­vealed that from her de­but in 2001 up to 2009, Jang had se­cretly do­nated more than 13 bil­lion won (RM49 mil­lion)!

Ac­cord­ing to Kore­aboo, she has do­nated to var­i­ous char­i­ties, disas­ter re­lief funds, and aca­demic foun­da­tions in both South Korea and China.

Back in 2002, she do­nated 40 mil­lion won (RM150,915) to a chil­dren’s char­ity in North Korea. Her gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions only stopped briefly in 2006, and her rea­sons were sim­ple yet hon­est.

“If times are hard for me, I can’t be char­i­ta­ble. I help out and do­nate when I can, but I’m not so ea­ger if it means I must make sac­ri­fices.”

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