ARMYs Commemorate BTS’ Anniversary With Exemplary Donation Drives
Fans of BTS are sharing their good spirits to others through charity works!
South Korean boy group BTS celebrates another milestone as its reaches five fruitful years in the K-Pop industry.
As a way to celebrate, the boy group’s fan club, ARMY, trended the hashtag #5thFlowerPathWithBTS which peaked on the number one spot of Twitter’s worldwide trends. Fans all over the world sent their appreciation, support, and love for RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook using the hashtag.
Moreover, ARMYs used the occasion to share their blessings to those in need by participating in charity works such as the Love Myself campaign and blood donation drives.
The power of hope.
The power of kindness.
The power of young people.
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) June 12, 2018
In time for the fifth anniversary celebration, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore personally sent her thanks to the boy group and ARMYs for helping raise more than $1 million in support of the Love Myself campaign to end violence against children and young people.
— Henrietta H. Fore (@unicefchief) June 12, 2018
The campaign began in 2017 through the initiative of BTS and Big Hit Entertainment, and in partnership with the Korean Committee for UNICEF. The boy group became the first artist in South Korea to raise funds as part of a social fund for global campaigns.
The Love Myself fund is being raised through the 500 million Korean won worth of donations from BTS and Big Hit Entertainment, three percent from the physical sales of albums of the Love Yourself series, 100 percent from the sales of the official goods of the campaign, donations from donation desks installed by UNICEF, LINE donation sticker, Kakao give-ticon, Together with Kakao, and Happybean.
BTS has also expanded the campaign through a partnership with the Japan Committee for UNICEF.
Aside from the Love Myself campaign, BTS Thailand and CANDYCLOVER Thailand donated more than 200,000 cc of blood in celebration of the group’s anniversary. The blood donation drive initiated by the fans can save more than 1,500 lives.
In addition, a one-minute advertisement on a large electric billboard in Siam Square One, the center of Bangkok was shown. It featured an introduction to the boy group and the blood donation drive of Thai ARMYs.
“We will endeavor to deliver love to others as how BTS delivers love through meaningful music,” they said. Moreover, ARMYs are planning to add more donations to the Love Myself campaign.
Iranian ARMYs also took the opportunity to give financial support to the mentally disabled.
— Iranian A.R.M.Y's (@Iranian_ARMYs) June 13, 2018