[TRANS] 121223 Kim Jaejoong’s Fans Donate 10.8 Million Won To Fight Unfair Lunch Costs

[TRANS] 121223 Kim Jaejoong’s Fans Donate 10.8 Million Won To Fight Unfair Lunch Costs

Fans of JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong have donated 10.8 million Won (approximately 10,080 USD) to fight against unfair lunch costs for students.

The members of ‘Straightforward HEROSE Noonas’, a fansite that supports Kim Jaejoong, visited the Beautiful Foundation on the 22nd and donated 10.8 million Won to the ‘I Oppose’ campaign that aims to fight against unfair lunch costs for children.

‘I Oppose’ is a campaign that fights against the unfair lunch money children living in institutions receive, which has been calculated as being around 1,420 Won per meal, and supports these children by providing financial aid in the form of donations and working to change government policies.

Though the Ministry of Health and Welfare has stated that the recommended cost of lunch for children should be 3,500 Won or above, but these children must figure out how to eat lunch with money that doesn’t reach this standard.

Hearing this, the members of ‘HEROSE Noonas’ donated 10.8 million Won from the proceeds of selling ‘HEROSE goods’ with the message, “Please use our donation to ensure that children in institutions can eat the same food as others.”

The Beautiful Foundation stated, “Fans these days have been creating a positive fandom culture, not only by donating, but also by participating in voluntary services with their favorite celebrity and donating in their celebrity’s name.”

Source: [mydaily]

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120802 Win a Medal, Pay the Price

Win a Medal, Pay the Price

FOX Sports Kase Wickman, The Daily
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 Updated Aug 2, 2012 10:50 AM ET
 Go for the gold — but should you succeed, be prepared to dole out some gold of your own. 

The U.S. Olympic Committee awards prize money to American medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, $10,000 for bronze. That prize money is taxed at a rate of 35 percent, Americans for Tax Reform calculated. On top of that, the medals themselves are taxed: You only have to fork over $2 to the IRS for the privilege of keeping your bronze medal, but carve off $236 worth from that gold medal.

Michael Phelps should have no trouble shouldering the tax burden — he makes millions in endorsements. But fellow U.S. swimmer Allison Schmitt has won two golds, a silver and a bronze in London. That’s $75,000 in total prize money — and $26,857 owed to the United States Treasury.

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