One In An ARMY is proud to announce a collaboration with seokjinfile, jinepiphany, and ksjdoll to support Purple Community Fund during the month of December for Jin’s birthday! The donation period officially began at 12:00 am KST on December 1st, 2018. Donations will aid P-C-F’s work in the Philippines to lift communities out of poverty by empowering the residents through education and skills training. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #EmpowerWithJin and the hashtag for the bonus mission is #MyJinspiration. The minimum donation amount $3.00 USD.
how to donate
Step 1: Visit the special Purple Community Fund ARMY donation page
step 2: Donate $3.00 USD (or more) using PayPal or your credit card
step 3: Take a screenshot of your donation and watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below)
step 4: Submit this form
With A Fanbase
If you can’t find an ARMY friend to donate with, you can try reaching out to a local fanbase to see if they’re willing to run a collection pool for your region/country.
Please be advised that One In An ARMY has no way to monitor donations collected through fanbases; donors do so at their own risk. We recommend you only reach out to a base you trust and ask them to provide you with a screenshot that verifies they donated to the campaign. Please contact us if you made a donation through a fanbase and you have reason to believe the money was not donated to the non-profit.
If you don’t want to take the risk of donating to a third-party, save your money for a future campaign and check out the ways you can get involved without donating by visiting our Bonus Missions page or by playing our mini-game (coming soon)!
cAN'T DONATE? Complete our Bonus Mission #MyJinspiration (coming soon)
Why Purple Community Fund for Jin?
Kim Seokjin comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs. He aspired to become a businessman himself before joining Big Hit Entertainment and he made his dream a reality by opening Ossu Seiromushi – a restaurant specializing in steamed Japanese dishes –with his brother, Kim Seokjung. Given Jin's passion for business, we felt that an organization that empowered entrepreneurs was the way to go for his birthday campaign!
We were also interested in supporting an organization that helps women in particular, since we learned that statistically, women invest 90% of their income back into their families, thereby improving the conditions of entire community when they become successful financially. Jin wasn't born with the legendary performance abilities he posses now; he invested countless hours of training to improve his singing and dancing abilities. Just like Jin, we wanted to work with an organization that starts from scratch and helps build communities up through adult education and skills training.
P-C-F also supports students who are studying a trade or who are pursuing a university degree. We know education is important to Jin, as he graduated from university and immediately enrolled in graduate school at Hanyang Cyber University. P-C-F helps students pay for tuition, but they also pay for lunch costs, uniforms, and other ancillary costs that would prevent students from accepting their university offers. This reminded us of how Jin used his allowance to buy food for the members back in their trainee days. By investing in their short-term needs, Jin was able to keep BTS going through their difficult trainee/early debut period – and look at them now!
Jin poured his heart and soul in BTS and his other passions – let's show the strength of ARMY's hearts by rallying around the Purple Community Fund and the communities in the Philippines!
About Purple Community Fund
The Purple Community Fund aims to help poverty stricken families and communities transform their own lives with skills training, education, health and nutrition programmes. They want their beneficiaries to earn a sustainable living to support their familiesm and they carry out their mission by enabling parents to perfect new skills through a variety of programmes for both men and women whilst supporting their children in education.
Life for P-C-F beneficiaries in the Philippines is difficult after the closure of the dump site which reduced employment opportunities. P-C-F livelihood workshops, after training, enable parents to earn a reliable wage making a beautiful range of recycled products. The main livelihood programme is in Tondo. There are currently 57 artisans in the P-C-F programme and their children are enrolled in the Community Education Mentoring Programme.
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!
$25 USD can give 20 children education for a month
$40 can provide a family with an emergency food parcel
$115 USD can feed a child for 6 months
$130 USD can enable a father or mother to learn a new skill