Korean actress Soo Ae donates $113,000 to Community Chest to help kids "dream big"

26 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: Korea Joongang DailyActress Soo Ae has donated 100 million won (S$113,927) to the Community Chest of Korea and has become the 200th member of the group’s Honors Society.The CCK is a nationwide network of 16 nonprofit fund-raising organizations that promotes community development by “building a culture of philanthropic giving.‘When asked about her donation, Soo said that having grown up in poverty herself, she wanted to offer children the “chance to dream big.‘The 32-year-old actress who grew up in a shanty town in Bongcheon-dong, southern Seoul, during the ’90s said that she was a kid “who didn’t want anything and gave up on life.‘Despite her humble beginnings, Soo told herself that she would pursue her passion for acting.“I said to myself that after a year, if it didn’t work out, then I’d give up.‘Soo said she found hope and courage when she realized that there were others who also believed in her.

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