Chicago has named a day in January after a Korean-American businesswoman in honor of her charitable activities for the underprivileged.
The city's municipal council adopted a resolution declaring Jan. 19 "Ann S. Jhin's Day" in recognition of services rendered to the community by the 67-year-old owner of Jinny Beauty Supply. The company ranks as one of the largest distributors of beauty supplies in the U.S.
Mayor Rham Emanual invited members of the Korean American Friendship Network, which Ann Jhin sponsors, to the city council on Thursday to show the city’s appreciation of her hard work.
Jhin has donated blankets and winter jackets via the network since 2010 to over 4,000 people in need in nine cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas, Detroit and New Jersey. This annual ritual has now become one of the major charitable events in the mid-western U.S.
Jhin gave the mayor a small replica of an ancient Korean bell to express her willingness to come and provide help whenever needed.