On October 31st, 2017 international superstar group, BTS announced a two-year long partnership with UNICEF in an anti-violence campaign dubbed LOVE MYSELF. The group staged campaigns against violence toward children and teens around the world, with the hope of making the world a better place through music. Over the next two years, BTS and their management company, Big Hit Entertainment, pledged 500 million KRW to the UNICEF campaign and donated 3% of the Love Yourself series’ physical album sales income. All the income from sales of official goods related to the LOVE MYSELF campaign and additional donations to UNICEF was also donated towards #ENDViolence.
On March 9th, 2018, an ARMY named Ana put out the call on Twitter to see if any fans of BTS (dubbed ARMY) were interested in working on a project for #ENDViolence, #BTSLoveMyself, or a Syrian relief project. The tweet went viral and a group of volunteers from around the world came together within hours and created One In An ARMY to start making this idea a reality.
The first official campaign ran from April 9-30 2018 with donations benefiting Medical Teams International. Subsequent campaigns can be found on the archive. One In An ARMY has plans to continue campaigning for as long as possible and rotate through non-profits on a monthly basis. In order to make this website accessible to ARMY all around the world, we recommend you view this website in Google Chrome and add this translation extension to view the site in a language other than English.
For quick links to our past projects, you can use our masterthread on Twitter. You can also visit our Archive to see our completed campaigns, Bonus Missions for a list of side projects and information threads, or Media for press coverage of One In An ARMY activities. We also maintain a blog on Medium.
One In An ARMY is a fan collective comprised of volunteers across the globe. Driven by the idea of using our collective power for global good, we seek out non-profit organizations worldwide and harness the power of ARMY into giving micro-donations over a one month period. Our motto, “I am ONE in an ARMY”, plays with the idea that many people giving small amounts can create a substantial impact when we work together.
One In An ARMY's goal is to act as a guide in global fundraising initiatives by researching and partnering with non-profit organizations and establishing a way for ARMY all around the world to gift micro-donations over one month periods.
One In An ARMY is a fan collective comprised of volunteers across the globe. We are not in anyway endorsed by or affiliated with BTS or BigHit Entertainment. We make no profit of any kind and are not involved in handling money during any of our campaigns. We will never ask you to send money directly to us. We do not maintain a PayPal account or a bank account - any email/dm you receive asking for money in our name should be reported to us so we can investigate. All legitimate correspondence will be conducted through our Twitter (OneInAnARMY) through our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the other social media platforms found in our footer. We have also posted this statement on Twitter.
Additionally, One In An ARMY will never ask for your personal or bank account details. The only thing we ask is that you fill out our Google form after you make your donation. The form is always linked on our current campaign page and it asks for your Twitter handle, country, donation amount, and a screenshot of your donation receipt. You are encouraged to strikeout any personal details on your screenshot but please leave your donation amount visible. The data collected on this form will not be shared publicly and is only collected so we can gauge a rough estimate of total contributions. Filling out this form is completely optional though encouraged.