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Woman returns fortune to society

You Hyun-ju receives the prime minister’s award at the 17th Businesswomen’s Day ceremony last Wednesday. (Yonhap News) Earning money is not just about acquiring personal wealth for You Hyun-ju. ...

Updated : 2013.07.16 20:43

Hyundai Department donates W100m for children

Hyundai Department Store Co. donated 100 million won ($89,400) to Save the Children on Monday. The fund was raised from savings in treatment costs for food waste from restaurants and employee cafete...

Updated : 2013.07.16 20:42

Youngsters to offer services in Uzbekistan

Korean youngsters and college students will provide community services in Uzbekistan, Friend Asia, a local nonprofit organization that supports central Asia, said Tuesday. A service corps of 40 volu...

Updated : 2013.07.16 20:42

LG Electronics provides free vaccinations in Ethiopia

LG Electronics has launched a vaccination campaign in Ethiopia that will run until the end of this year. Commencing on International Day of the African Child on June 16, the company has promised to ...

Updated : 2013.06.18 20:19

Actress Kim Jung-eun campaigns for children awaiting adoption

Singer Hong Kyung-min (left), actress Kim Jung-eun (center) and singer Ga Hee promote sales at the Social Welfare Society’s bazaar in aid of children waiting to be adopted in Seoul on Monday. (SWS) ...

Updated : 2013.06.18 20:18

‘Love before you try to help’

Dr. Choi Kyung-sook has a special tip for medical volunteers: Listen to patients’ stories first, hold their hands and empathize with them. “A human being consists of a body, mind and soul. To trea...

Updated : 2013.06.18 20:18

Comfort women overcome their suffering by easing others’ pain

Two Korean former sex slaves during the Japanese colonial era are raising funds to support other victims of wartime sexual violence around the world. The so-called Butterfly Fund was formed by 87-ye...

Updated : 2013.06.18 20:16

Tiny social enterprise aims big

Nanum Mill is a tiny rice-cake maker employing only nine people and earning 130 million won ($116,000) in sales. But all in the shop are proudly committed to their goal ― setting an example of how p...

Updated : 2013.05.21 20:01

[Photo News] Cabbies's service

Taxi drivers and senior citizens wave for a photo in the parking lot of Guro-gu Office in Seoul on Tuesday before departing for tourist attractions on Ganghwado Island. The cabbies gave old or disabl...

Updated : 2013.04.16 19:54

Wallpapering for needy households

There is no place like home. However, if home has mold on the walls and a sagging ceiling, its residents can hardly feel comfortable at all. Before spring flowers fully bloom, a group of volunteers ...

Updated : 2013.04.16 19:52

Seoul mayor joins shoe donation campaign

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon joined a campaign event in Seoul Square Tuesday to raise the importance of shoes for barefooted poor children. The annual campaign, entitled “One Day Without Shoes,” not ...

Updated : 2013.04.16 19:52

Ryu to establish ‘HJ99’ charity fund for children

South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers is pushing to create a foundation for less fortunate children. “I am preparing to establish a charity foundation because I want to do go...

Updated : 2013.04.16 19:51

Musical troupe overcomes disability with sign language, facial expression

Every show by musical troupe K.SMART ends with a standing ovation, prompted not only by their performance, but also a sense of empathy, inspiration and respect for the performers who are deaf and mut...

Updated : 2013.04.02 19:46

NongHyup launches joint welfare project for farmers

NongHyup has launched a joint project with several private organizations to provide a package of various welfare services to farmers. The “Farmers’ Happiness Bus” project, launched in a ceremony ...

Updated : 2013.04.02 19:45

‘Americans gave $713m to disaster-hit Japan’

TOKYO (AFP) ― Americans have given nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in private donations to help tsunami-wracked communities, a report said, as Japan marked the second anniversary of the di...

Updated : 2013.03.19 19:38