BTS Campaign and Donations


 

Welcome to the Freedom Scholarship Fund BTS #lovemyself #endviolence fund raising campaign page.  We are not employed by or associated with BTS or their management but we will be raising money in support of the #loveyourself #endviolence campaign.

BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook are positive role models for all our youth today and their #lovemyself #endviolence campaign has impressed us so much that we felt it would be a wonderful match for The Freedom Scholarship Fund to get involved with.

Since the objective of the #lovemyself #endviolence is to end the cycle of violence against children we felt that concentrating on LGBTQ+ youth who suffer horrific violence just for speaking their truth and living their authentic self daily, would be a great extension of their work with UNICEF.  I think RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook would be pleased with our intentions.

The Freedom Scholarship Fund has raised and donated over $25,000.00 in the past three years to provide grants to non-profit organizations that provide music and art programs (free of charge) to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to take lessons or afford an instrument.  We have also donated funds to “Safe Houses” who provide food, shelter, health care, counseling and job readiness training for LGBTQ+ homeless youth, suicide prevention programs, literacy and food banks.  You can see the list of recipients on the front page of our website.

Our fund raising efforts will concentrate on helping LGBTQ+ youth charities that provide services for displaced LGBTQ+ youth around the USA as well as UNICEF.

Read more information on our commitment to BTS’s UNICEF #Loveyourself campaign here!

To purchase a BTS Inspired necklace go here

In December of 2021 we donated $1,000.00 to The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org) in honor of BTS member Min Yoon-gi  known as Suga.  Bravely speaking about his attempt at suicide and mental health issues he has probably saved thousands of young adults in a similar situation.  Suga’s life was spared so that he could spread the word about this epidemic among youth today.  We are so happy that Suga is still with us and know that he is a positive role model for young people who may be facing adversity and consider suicide.

Since our focus is on LGBTQ+ youth we felt this donation to The Trevor Project was appropriate. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

In June of 2022 we donated $1,000.00 to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (www.imaginationlibrary.com) in honor of BTS member Kim Namjoon know as RM for his love of books. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, regardless of the family’s income.

In July of 2022 we donated $1,000.00 to the Center For Modern Dance Education (www.cmde.org) in honor of BTS member Park Jimin for his love of dance.  The Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE) located in Hackensack, New Jersey, is a community arts organization with the mission to promote modern dance and related art forms and make it available to everyone while serving as a resource for the professional dance community.

Questions can be directed to FreedomScholarship@yahoo.com

 

To increase the donation and keep Jimin’s scholarship going for 2023 please contribute directly to the school at the link below.  However you must tell them that the money should go into the 2023 scholarship for The Park Jimin Scholarship For Modern Dance! Hoping we can make this an annual scholarship in Jimin’s honor.

Go to Center For Modern Dance Education where you can donate with a Pay Pal account or a major credit card. This is a special link created by the school to direct any donations to Jimin’s scholarship for the year 2023.

If you are ARMY and you do make a donation drop us a message and let us know as you will be entered into a drawing for a BTS prize for being a contributor.  Message us at Freedomscholarship@yahoo.com

 

Our heartfelt thanks to Kristen and her colleagues for this amazing donation to our BTS UNICEF #lovemyself #endviolence campaign.  Kristen and her colleagues donated their portion of the proceeds from the show on June 12th along with their tips for a grand total of $428.13.