Celebrity Couple Step Up Support for Haitian Children

Sean (left) and Jung Hye-young Sean (left) and Jung Hye-young

Sean and Jung Hye-young will sponsor 100 more Haitian children in addition to six they already support.

The celebrity couple, known for their charitable donations, have helped over 100 children in 26 countries through Compassion Korea, which they are involved with as promotional ambassadors.

They will donate W45,000 (US$1=W1,116) monthly per each child in Haiti to help pay for their education and health care until they graduate from high school. "We thought about what we can do now as a year has passed since the earthquake," Sean said. "We decided that we need to give more support to the country."

The couple also donated W100 million for the reconstruction of the devastated country last year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 19, 2011 10:46 KST