In celebration ofGirls’ Generation‘s 5th anniversary, SONEs have decided to donate wells to the country of Cambodia.
With the funds earned from active fundraising, fan club members are said to have participated in the improvement of drinking water project of international Civilian Emergency Relief Center ‘World Share‘, by donating the ’9 Wells of Love’.
Although there have been cases of individual fan clubs donating as acts of community service, this is the first time that 8 different fan clubs have come together to donate funds as one.
The 8 participating fanclubs, ‘Flying Petals‘, ‘COTTON CANDY‘, ‘Woorissica‘, ‘TheStephi‘, ‘Shining Smile‘, ‘Kwon Yuri 125‘, ‘Deeryoona‘, and ‘Seople‘ donated 9,999,999.00 KRW (around $8,810 USD) representing the 9 girl group members, to ‘World Share’.
The project is to take place in the Cambodian villages of Takeo, Tramkak, TaPhem and TaMuch, and each well will be named after one of the Girls’ Generation members.
One fan club member stated, “All of the sites have wanted to unite together and carry out an act of kindness, which is why we decided to make the donation on August 5th, for Girls’ Generation’s 5th anniversary.” The individual continued, “If another opportunity like this comes along, we want to continue participating in good deeds.”
In related news, watch a 5th anniversary celebratory video created by another Girls’ Generation fanclub, ‘Soshified‘, below!