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Big dreams of disabled hotelier

Lee Sang-hyuk working at the Plaza Hotel. (Plaza Hotel) Arranging linen and folding towels may be simple and monotonous tasks for many hoteliers. But for Lee Sang-hyuk, 23, the work is a precious so...

Updated : 2013.12.03 19:56

[Photo News] Kimchi sharing

Homeplus CEO Do Sung-hwan (second from left) and ruling party leader Hwang Woo-yea (third from left) participate in a kimchi-making event at the retail giant’s Yeongdeungpo outlet in Seoul to delive...

Updated : 2013.12.02 19:49

[Photo News] Samsung donation

Samsung Group donated 50 billion won ($47 million) to Community Chest of Korea at a nationwide charity fund-raiser in Seoul on Thurday. From left are Samsung Corporate Citizenship president Suh Joon-...

Updated : 2013.11.21 19:45

[Photo News] Kimchi charity

Kim Chang-geun (second from right), chairman of the Supex Council, SK Group’s highest decision-making body, makes kimchi to donate to the needy in a group-wide event in a gymnasium at Olympic Park i...

Updated : 2013.11.19 19:18

[Photo News] Making and sharing Kimchi

Some 3,000 volunteers make kimchi in a charity event hosted by Korea Yakult at Seoul Plaza on Wednesday. A total of 250 tons of kimchi they made will be distributed to about 25,000 underprivileged pe...

Updated : 2013.11.13 19:54

Organizations volunteer to deliver charcoal bricks

As winter sets in, a variety of organizations have donated charcoal bricks to poor residents across the country. Korea Zinc executives and employees participated in the event held by the Seoul chapt...

Updated : 2013.11.12 19:49

NGO ‘I Love Africa’ launches service corps to drill wells

Yoon Hong-geun (third from left), chancellor of I Love Africa and chairman of the Genesis BBQ group, and Lee Chang-ok (second from left), president of I Love Africa, pose with volunteers who are set ...

Updated : 2013.11.12 19:48

After growing up on the streets, center founder feeds hungry seniors

In the basement of an old, unnamed building in central Seoul, about 70 seniors line up for free lunch. A man wearing a green apron brings meal to them one by one. This has been the daily routine for ...

Updated : 2013.10.29 19:53

Insurance firms do diverse pro bono work

LIG Non-life Insurance CEO Kim Byeong-heon (fourth from right, front) and Korea Scoliosis Foundation chairwoman Cheon Eun-mi hold an agreement to sponsor medical expenses for scoliosis patients at Ch...

Updated : 2013.10.29 19:51

Retired Samsung CEO turns shutterbug for charity, multiculturalism

Han Yong-oe (center), founder of Inclover, a social welfare foundation for multicultural families, looks at a portrait of a multicultural family after taking their picture. Han Yong-oe, former presi...

Updated : 2013.10.15 20:10

High school student forms ensemble to help hearing impaired

Early this month, a deaf teenage boy received a hearing aid, thanks to donations from a handful of fellow teens who used their musical talents to raise money. The seed of their philanthropic act was...

Updated : 2013.09.24 21:00

Textbook sharing program gains popularity

College students in South Korea are running a free textbook rental program as part of efforts to reduce the burden of buying increasingly expensive academic books used in classes. The program named ...

Updated : 2013.09.24 20:59

Actor’s fans donate rice to homeless

Kim Jeong-hoon Fans of Kim Jeong-hoon, a Korean singer and actor also known in Japan as “John Hoon,” donated 1.12 tons of rice to the homeless, his agency said last Wednesday. They sent the rice ...

Updated : 2013.08.20 20:14

Homeless baristas brew hope

Won, 59, makes more than 100 cups of coffee every day at a small take-out shop in Yeongdeungpo, southwestern Seoul. For the fledgling barista, Cafe Espresso of My Life is not merely a workplace, but...

Updated : 2013.08.20 20:12

Gov't to expand tax on plastic surgeries

The government said Friday it will impose tax on more plastic surgeries starting next year, in line with its tax code overhaul aimed at broadening the tax revenue base. Starting in March of 2014, Se...

Updated : 2013.08.09 11:11