- A 12-year-old boy in China spent the donation money meant for his critically ill father’s cancer treatment on mobile games.
- He allegedly spent 3,800 yuan (approximately $556) in July on a game platform called Xiaomi Game Center.
- The incident occurred while the boy was visiting his father in the hospital and used his phone.
- The boy’s father reportedly suffered from late-stage brain cancer and died in July.
- The boy and his brother were placed in an orphanage after their father’s death.
Money that was donated by relatives for a critically ill man’s cancer treatment was allegedly spent by the man’s 12-year-old son on mobile games.
The boy, surnamed Huang, from Fushun County in Sichuan province of southwestern China, reportedly spent 3,800 yuan (approximately $556) of the donation money on mobile games in July.
Shinzo Abe’s assassin forced to give up college after mother’s $722,000 donation to Unification Church, says uncle
- The uncle of Shinzo Abe’s suspected shooter Tetsuya Yamagami stated that Yamagami’s mother had donated approximately 100 million yen ($721,875) to the Unification Church.
- Yamagami blamed the religious organization for what he described to be its forceful donating practices and blamed it as the cause of his mother’s bankruptcy.
- He reportedly told police that he targeted the former prime minister due to Abe’s affiliation with the Unification Church.
- On Friday, the uncle, who is the 77-year-old older brother of Yamagami’s father, shared that Yamagami’s mother also gave the proceeds from the sale of the family’s property and house to the church, as a devoted member.
- “I believe she was a very important follower of the church. She was under mind control,” the uncle said.
- The family was thrown into poverty, and Yamagami was forced to give up college due to his family's financial ruin.
The uncle of Shinzo Abe’s suspected shooter Tetsuya Yamagami stated that Yamagami’s mother had donated approximately 100 million yen ($721,875) to the Unification Church, leading to the family’s alleged financial ruin.
Yamagami reportedly told police that he had targeted the former prime minister due to Abe’s affiliation with the Unification Church, which Yamagami blamed for bankrupting his mother due to its forceful donating practices.
ARMY donates money to Ukraine instead after sold-out BTS tour tickets put up for resale at $19,000 apiece
- Korean K-pop boy group BTS are scheduled to go on tour in Seoul and Las Vegas, with four shows in each city.
- Presale tickets were bought out completely by BTS ARMY membership holders before they even became available to the general public.
- Resell prices reached over $19,000 in the U.S. for the four Las Vegas shows at Allegiant Stadium.
- Many fans who were unable to purchase a ticket instead donated money to the Ukrainian crisis.
- BTS have been known to be generous, donating millions to a wide array of charitable causes, including UNICEF, Black Lives Matter and COVID-related organizations.
- The BTS ARMY often mirrors the group’s giving spirit, donating to many of the same causes.
Fans who could not get their hands on a ticket for the completely sold-out BTS tour donated their money to the Ukrainian crisis instead.
Global sensation K-pop boy group BTS are scheduled to go on their first in-person tour in over two years since the start of the pandemic. The group announced they would be doing four shows in Seoul, Korea, and another four in Las Vegas.
Met Museum to name wing after Asian American couple who gifted largest donation in its 151-year history
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) recently announced the commencement of its long-postponed renovation after receiving a $125 million donation from a wealthy Chinese American couple.
“No surprise”: The donation, which came from longtime Met trustee Oscar Tang and his wife, Agnes Hsu-Tang, was the largest donation that the museum has ever received in its 151-year history, reported the New York Times.
Shanghai woman to donate $1.5 million apartment to the government after getting inspired by Chow Yun-fat
A Shanghai woman and her daughter were inspired by beloved Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat’s decision to donate his entire fortune to charity.
Donating their apartment: The daughter, surnamed Ye, convinced her mother to donate their $1.5 million apartment to the government upon their deaths, according to South China Morning Post.
The New York Mets and its partner Fiserv show their support to the community by giving away $10,000 grants to Asian-owned businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The details: The sports team and its partner gave the grants on Monday in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, according to CBS New York.
Aerospace manufacturing company Boeing announced on Wednesday that it is donating $1.1 million to organizations fighting anti-Asian hate and groups promoting justice and appreciation for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture.
Multiple recipients: Boeing’s donation intends to benefit 17 national projects and local development programs in communities across the U.S., according to its official announcement.
A nonprofit will be set up to manage more than $1 million donated to Xiao Zhen Xie, the 75-year-old Chinese woman who fought back an attacker in San Francisco last month.
Xie used a wooden stick to beat back Steven Jenkins, 39, who punched her in the face unprovoked while she was waiting at the traffic light on Market Street.
Leaders from different Chinese American groups have come together to help frontline healthcare workers in Maryland fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with PPE donations.
Coming together: On July 10, business community leaders presented 100,000 KN95 masks to the state of Maryland and Montgomery County to meet the urgent need.
Actor and internet personality Eugene Lee Yang said on Twitter that he donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund to help protesters who are “standing up against the murder of Breonna Taylor.”
NBA Brooklyn Nets’ owner and Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai donated $1.6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the University of California, San Diego to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation, which contained 500,000 medical-grade masks and goggles imported from China, were given to UCSD and will be used and shared with health care systems and hospitals in the region and possibly in other areas of California, according to San Diego Union-Tribune.