1. Seo Taiji and Boys
raised almost $35,000 to donate to the World Land Trust. All of the money went into making the “Seotaiji Forest”, a 5-hectare section in Brazil’s Gaupi Assu rainforest.
Prior to 2007, fans usually would have flowers and banners arranged at concerts. However, during Shin Hyesung‘s solo concert, fans sent hundreds of kilograms of rice for charity. After this, fans from all different K-pop fandoms started donating rice in honor of their groups. Fans have also donated 1,130 trees to Seoul City Park to mark Shinhwa’s 15th anniversary.
In 2012, fans of the girl group 2NE1 also decided to donate trees, donating 1,210 mango trees to the village of Troj. This provided food and shade to all the villagers of the town. This donation was made to celebrate 2NE1’s ‘New Evolution’ Seoul Concert.
On January 19, Singaporean fans of the boy group B.A.P raised a total of $1,400 which was used to buy 1 ton of rice and given to low-income families in Singapore.
5. Super Junior
The official fan club for Super Junior, E.L.F, donated 110 kilograms of rice and 1,106 packages of ramen to the Salvation Army in honor of the 11th anniversary of Super Junior’s debut.