Miss A’s Suzy gives $100K, joins big-money charity society

April 1, 2015
Suzy (Yonhap)

Suzy (Yonhap)

Miss A member Suzy is the seventh celebrity, and the 791th overall, to become a member of the Honor Society, an organization comprised of big-sum charity donors, Yonhap reported.

Community Chest of Korea said Wednesday the young singer/actress has donated about $100,000 over five years — the minimum required for membership — toward helping children suffering from incurable diseases.

She also gave about $45,000 anonymously last year to help the victims of the Sewol ferry sinking.

“I wanted to provide even small help to those who need it, so I registered,” she said.

The society requires that members donate at least $20,000 to charities annually.

Suzy is the second K-pop girl group member after Girls’ Generation’s Yoona to join the society.

Since its inception in 2007, the society has donated about $79 million toward charities and the needy.

Miss A’s new album, “Colors,” was released this week and has topped South Korean music charts with the song “Only You.”