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What is sharing?


The Definition of Sharing

The definition specified in the Basic Law for Sharing is an act that voluntarily moves material/human elements and other forms of welfare for the improvement of people’s lives and promotion of public welfare.

  • Sharing things: An act that moves fixed categories of goods that have marketable value in terms of money and goods, and other forms of welfare
  • Sharing oneself: An act that benefits the professional or non-professional knowledge and skills of the giver as well as other forms of welfare
  • Giving life: An act that provides all or part of one's body to enhance the health and extend the lives of others as well as other similar forms of public welfare

People who Need Generosity


470,000 children are in need of meals during holidays.
Every year, there are 9,000 children who go missing or need
protection from various forms of abuse.

The Elderly

The rate of poverty among the elderly in 2010 was 45.1%,
about 3.5 times higher than the OECD average of 13.3%.


28,000 adolescents are runaways. There are 110,000
adolescents who committed crimes and the number of youths
at risk has reached 870,000.

The Handicapped

The economic participation rate of the severely handicapped
is 17.4%. This is a mere quarter of the general public’s
economic participation rate.

Sick Neighbors

There are 1100 children suffering from leukemia and
childhood cancer, and 61,000 people suffering from rare
intractable diseases

Neighbors Enduring Hardship

There are 3.2 million people in low-income families, including
those who receive the National Basic Livelihood. About
6.4% of Korea’s population faces financial hardship on a daily basis.

Multicultural Families

When asked whether they had ever suffered discrimination
or been neglected for being a foreigner in Korea, 41.3% of
those married to Koreans or who had become naturalized
citizens answered Yes

Global Villages

1 of 7 people starve to death every day. In developing
countries, 1 of 4 children are underweight.