by Lily Alice, January 1, 2024

Singer and actress Lee Ji Eun, better known as IU, began the new year by spreading warmth through a generous donation.

On January 1, her agency EDAM Entertainment reported that IU, under the name of IU-Aena (a combination of IU and her fan club U-Aena), donated 200 million won for heating expenses to four organizations, including the Senior Welfare Center Association, Korea Children's Welfare Association, Korea Unwed Mothers Association, and Korea Welfare Facility Association for the Disabled, aiming to provide a warmer winter for the vulnerable amid the harsh cold.

IU is known to have been a consistent advocate for donations and fostering a culture of sharing for several years.

Through her agency, she conveyed, "A new year has arrived. It may not be possible to be happy every single day of the 365 days, but I hope you have a year with far more joyful days than sorrowful ones, and I sincerely wish everyone good health. Happy New Year to all!"

IU is currently filming for the new Netflix original serieYou Have Done Well. She will be seen alongside Park Bo Gum.