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‘Blueming’ Queen Gifts ‘Coins’ To The Needy, IU Continues Heartwarming Tradition On Her Birthday

by Victoria Marian Belmis / May 17, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Understandably, special days are supposed to be celebrated. In most cases, people commemorate them with a festive event. But K-Pop superstar IU prefers to be on the giving end on special occasions. Recently, she once again continued her heartwarming tradition.

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On the 16th of May, IU's label EDAM Entertainment announced that the superstar made a large donation of 210 million won (around $163,516). She donated to the organizations The Snail of Love, Korean Unwed Mothers' Families Association, Eden I Ville, and the social welfare foundation Changinwon.


"IU is able to spend an especially meaningful birthday by sending love to those in need of warm support with her many fans who have celebrated her birthday," an insider from EDAM Entertainment announced.

IU's recent donations will go to paying for surgeries and treatment for youth with hearing disabilities. Others who will benefit from the K-Pop star's donations are single-parent households, youth centers, and centers for the disabled.

Notably, IU has been making yearly donations under the name of "IUAENA" on special days and anniversaries. The name comes from combining her name with her fandom's name.

Furthermore, EDAM Entertainment added:

"Birthdays come every year, but we want to spread warmth this year as well with UAENA.

We hope that this May can be a cozy one for all those pushing forward underneath the warm spring sunshine as well as those taking a brief break in the shade.

And of course, to our UAENA who are celebrating with happy hearts more than anyone else, thank you always!"


Belated happy birthday to the nation's little sister!

READ: From One Superstar To Another, Song Kang Ho Makes Fellow 'Broker' Star IU Cry

Additionally, IU is preparing for the premiere of her film "Broker" on the 8th of June. Beyond this, the K-Pop idol, alongside her cast, has also been invited to the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.

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