[HanCinema's News] So Yu-jin Donates Thirty Thousand Masks
By William Schwartz | Published on
Actress So Yu-jin is helping victims of COVID-19 with a massive mask donation. According to the actress she felt guilty following the cancellation of a Children's Day charity event that was deemed to be too risky in light of the spread of the virus. The donation was made to Korea Welfare Services, whom So Yu-jin had heard had difficulty procuring masks.
The particular masks So Yu-jin donated were specifically intended for children. Such masks are in comparatively short supply. So Yu-jin is not new to charitable donations. She volunteers at a child welfare institute north of Seoul and also recently donated a hundred thousand dollars to COVID-19 relief. Other actors who have made similar donations include Han Ji-min, Hyun Bin, Ma Dong-seok, Han Hyo-joo, and Lee Young-ja among others.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.