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Annual fundraising gala to support Korean seniors in poverty

By Kim Da-sol

Published : Sept. 24, 2017 - 20:29

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The Korea Legacy Committee will launch an annual fundraising gala to implement an awareness to eliminate Korea’s senior poverty and engage young generations to join to enhance senior welfare across the country.

The event will take place on Oct. 13 at Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul.

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All proceeds go to the Seoul Senior Center, the largest non-profit dedicated to supporting impoverished elderly in Seoul.

Launched in 2015, KLC holds monthly events for volunteers to interact with seniors at the Seoul Senior Welfare Center, and quarterly fundraising parties for young people to network and donate. So far, they have raised over $20,000 for the senior center's meals program.

KLC gala is Korea’s premier charity event led by young professionals who gathered empower the next generation of Korean leaders.

Beginning with red-carpet arrivals and cocktails at 8 p.m., the evening will feature a variety of performances and networking.

The gala will also honor one awardee for National Community Service Award. The award is given to one individual who gave social impact in the Korean community and commitment to making the society better place to live. The awardee will be unveiled on the gala night.

Event sponsors including WeWork, 500 Startups, Koreaboo and Dear Dahlia helped KLC mark another year of progress including charity events and volunteers programs, KLC said.

Individual tickets start at 80,000 won and tables and sponsorships are available upon inquiry at For more information on the KLC gala, visit

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