Jay Chou kickstarts fundraiser with NT$1 million donation to charity

Jay Chou is the proud ambassador for the Maria Welfare Foundation. (Courtesy of Jay Chou/Instagram)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Mandopop superstar Jay Chou (周杰倫) recently donated NT$1 million (US$35,000) to the Maria Social Welfare Foundation (瑪利亞社會福利基金會). 

As the charity ambassador, the 41-year-old singer-songwriter urged everyone to support the fundraising event. “It’s an honor to do my part for the community and I urge everyone to support this fundraising and put on your socks for a good cause,” he said.

Jay Chou donated NT$1 million to a charity foundation. (Courtesy of Jay Chou/Instagram)

The lyrics of Chou’s “Superman Can’t Fly” and “Bedtime Stories” are set as the theme for the fundraising event. Centered on the theme of “owls,” designers’ artworks will later be knitted into socks as a fundraising gift.