BTS‘s J-Hope uses his platform and influence to help make the world a better place. Check out 10 times he stood up for a great cause!
1. Breast Cancer Awareness
J-Hope participated in KAWS’s breast cancer awareness campaign by wearing one of 100 “Love Your W” shirts.
WKorea: KAWS has designed a special shirt for this breast cancer awareness campaign. The T-shirt has the catchphrase “Love Your W” & there are only 100 of these. Celebrities will wear this so if you’re curious who will participate, please search the HT.
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— bora 🐟 (@modooborahae) October 25, 2019
2. Safe Sex Advocacy
J-Hope’s button-down shirt in a recent Instagram post a collaboration piece between British retailer END. and Pleasures founder Alex James.
It is part of a range from the brands that use fashion and light-hearted designs to advocate for safe sex.
3. Donations to Children
According to “Green Umbrella,” a charity foundation for children in Korea, J-Hope became the 146th member of the “Green Noble Club” by cumulatively donating over ₩100M KRW ($85,310 USD).
4. Empowering Women’s Financial Independence
In the background of one of J-Hope’s photos, fans noticed art pieces from Monkey Biz South Africa, a non-profit organization supporting 450 registered beaders helping women support their families.
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"is a non-profit organisation supporting 450 registered beaders. By creating beautiful [ ] art pieces the women who work for Monkeybiz have found a sustainable way to support themselves and their families" pic.twitter.com/Bahyha6lT4
— Beyond The Style ✼ Alex ✼ (@GetOnSwag) November 30, 2019
5. Supporting Poor/Disabled Children
During Season’s Greetings 2021, J-Hope wore a Freevolt charity shirt that donates part of their sales to poor children and helping people with disabilities.
6. Black Lives Matter
J-Hope purchased KAWS’s “TAKE” figurine which was released to raise money for “Black Lives Matter.”
7. Helping Lost and Abandoned Pets
J-Hope has the app “Paw in Hand” which is used for adopting shelter animals, finding missing pets, and helping abandoned or lost pets.
8. Supporting Vulnerable Children
J-Hope’s locket necklace is a Louis Vuitton collaboration with UNICEF that donates each purchase to children in need around the world.
9. Women’s Education
In 2019, J-Hope donated ₩100M KRW ($85,310 USD) in scholarship money to Choontae Academy. The donations were then passed on to students at Jeonnam Girls’ Commerical High School, ten of whom would receive 500,000 won (approximately $420) each year.
As of June 2020, twenty female students have benefited from the J-Hope Scholarship, which encourages a passion for learning by easing financial burdens.
10. Ending Youth Violence and Bullying
Through BTS’s LOVE YOURSELF campaign, J-Hope has shown support for #ENDviolence, a UNICEF endeavor that seeks to end bullying and other forms of youth violence.