Lee Min Ho to hand out transparent umbrellas to children
Anna Park, Aug. 12, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Actor Lee Min Ho is set to embark on his new donation project, dubbed the “Transparent Umbrella Project.” The project aims to distribute 2,500 free transparent umbrellas to ensure children see clearly on rainy days. Lee posted plans for the project Wednesday on the Korean crowdfunding platform Storyfunding. Within 10 hours, the project had earned 2 million “hearts.”
Lee vowed to implement the plan if the number of “hearts” exceeded 2 million. The action of giving “hearts” does not require payment. Lee stressed the need for the project to keep children from being harmed by traffic. Lee was hospitalized for a year after following a car accident in 2006.
Lee has reportedly encouraged elementary schools across the nation to participate in the project.
The actor famous for his TV dramas and movies alike is known for organizing movements through donation platform Promiz. His contributions were recognized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare earlier this year.