Jang Geun Suk and his fans have become known for their relay of kind acts in the past. Namsanwon in particular holds a special place in the hearts of Cri J (Jang Geun Suk's official fan club) as the members actively volunteered there twice a month for four consecutive years.
As soon as he arrived at Namsanwon, Jang Geun Suk put on an apron and a smile for all the kids who happily greeted him. The actor, who is said to enjoy cooking, personally made ddeokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and gimbap (seaweed rice rolls), affectionately feeding the children who ran up to get a taste of his food.
Jang Geun Suk relayed, "I was greatly moved by the letter that the kids addressed to me, so I resolved that I have to meet them. It was made even more special by the fact that my fans were there, and my heart is fulfilled because I got to spend a joyous day with the kids. I want to continue building this precious relationship with the children."
Cri J further donated a total of 15 million KRW ($12,700 USD) including baby formula and diapers, which they were able to purchase with the profits from the photo exhibition they opened last August in commemoration of Jang Geun Suk's birthday. Jang Geun Suk is said to have donated an additional 10 million KRW (~$8,452 USD) to the child care center. That isn't all. Every year on the actor's birthday, which falls on September 26, each fan donates a total of 9.3 million KRW (~$7,861 USD) for the children.
A Namsanwon worker relayed the deep gratitude felt from Jang Geun Suk and his fans' charitable actions, stating, "We're so touched and thankful that the fans show affection towards the children by continuing to visit us. Jang Geun Suk has sure left the kids with memories that they aren't likely to forget."