Jackie Chan to Volunteer in Tongyeong for 3 Days
Chinese action star Jackie Chan will be spending three days volunteering in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, the Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday.
According to his production company The Jackie Chan Group Korea, Chan will be spending time with 100 children from single-parent homes and state orphanages from Tongyeong, Haenam, Gangneung and other areas in Korea from Thursday to Saturday.
SBS Broadcasting invited the 55-year-old to hold ``Jackie Chan's Hope Project,'' a one-night, two-day charity event for underprivileged children.
Korean celebrities such as boy band Super Junior, actresses Jang Na-ra and Jeon Hye-bin and actor Jeong Doo-hong, will also take time out of their busy schedules to participate in the event.
On Thursday, Chan and the Korean celebrities will participate in various activities with the children such as a charity soccer game, talent show, performances and a barbecue party.
On Friday, Chan and the participating children will be taking part in a clean-up activity in Tongyeong to promote environmental awareness.
Chan has shown a special affiliation with Korea, having worked as a stuntman here in the 1970s. In 2005, he received honorary citizenship of Tongyeong for his many contributions to the city. He donated products such as computers and clothes worth 100 million won, as well as 20 million in scholarships for underprivileged children,
Chan has been involved in charity work throughout his career. He said in recent media interviews that he would like to give back his wealth to society. His assets are estimated at around 400 billion won.