The Kpop Fan community does not back down when it comes to taking responsibility and striving towards the welfare of their nation. The fellow fandoms have joined hands and come together to do as much as they can to fight the battle against COVID-19.
#1 SHINee World India – Kim Jonghyung’s Birthday Project
@shineeworld_india has launched a donation drive in dedication of the willful soul Kim Jonghyung and his love for humanity. It is a known fact that every fandom goes out of their way to celebrate their Idol’s birthday by doing a special project. Taking the current situation into consideration Indian Shawols decided to distribute hand sanitizers, tissues, masks and sanitary napkins to chosen orphanages or old age homes in India.
#2 Bangtan_India And Regional Associates – #IndianBTSARMYCoronaFunds
The BTS ARMY has never been the one to shy away from showing their immense support and dedication for their boys. Keeping the current situation in mind, @mumbai_bts , @bangtan_india (Instagram) and multiple regional associates came together and lead to the start of #IndianBTSARMYCoronaFunds donation drive.
The Project post’s gained attention by a fellow ARMY who’s a doctor at Nair Hospital, and she reached out for help. For which they showed their support by spreading awareness about the hospitals donation drive, in order to help them tackle the situation of shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment in their hospital.
#3 Team Exo India – 8th Anniversary Project
Exo’s Indian fans also stepped up to do their best in reaching out and assisting those who are in need. They collected funds to combat COVID – 19, which will be contributed to the Prime Ministers Care Fund under EXO’s name.
#4 Kpop Merch Stores – #YOU_NEVER_WALK_ALONE
19 Kpop Merch stores from India have come together and took up a donation project namely #YOU_NEVER_WALK_ALONE. There is no minimum amount for donation, the drive is open until, 21st April, 2020. The donation will be done in the name of Indian K-pop Fans and to “PM CARES Fund”. Also, as a token of appreciation the stores will each give away merch from their stores!
Most idols have at least one cause they publicly support, and that support can result in their entire fandom following through with donations and fundraising projects.
The giving power of Kpop fandoms is a factor that will always set them apart. Apart from the following donation drives in India, we have all witnessed Kpop stars and fandoms coming together at such a time of distress.
Kang Daniel, BTS’ Suga, Astro’s Cha Eun-woo, IU, Apink’s Son Na-eun, Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, Zico and more have donated generously by offering masks and monetary assistance to Korean charities and NGOs.
After Suga’s donation, about 11,000 BTS fans followed suit and donated half a million won. Kang Daniel’s fans also donated 5.12 million won for the corona-virus relief.
We shall all do our best to eradicate this pandemic by taking the right preventive measures, by contributing as much as we can and help each other through these tough times. Together we will win this battle! Fighting!