Seventeen's Hoshi donated 50 million KRW ($42,000) without telling his company, Pledis Entertainment.
On March 9, it was belatedly revealed that Hoshi personally donated 50 million KRW through the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association. Hope Bridge is a purely private relief organization established by the nation's broadcasters, newspapers, and social organizations.
The donation will be used to help buy medical supplies and support medical staff and volunteers for the underprivileged who were affected by Coronavirus.
According to officials, Hoshi quietly made donations without seeking any attention and didn't even let his agency know. He recently completed a successful world tour and is planning various activities in the future.
Fans are especially impressed because Hoshi's family wasn't well-off during his training period, but he continues to secretly donate and participate in volunteer work.