His work with these magazines also extends to activism for important causes. For example, the profit from the Elle magazine July issue was used to purchase 500 trees to be donated for a tree planting project to make the Elle x Kang Daniel Forest. The forest was established in October 2018 and is located in Cheongna International City, Incheon.[s] Another example includes his involvement in Marie Claire and the Letters from Angels campaign led by photographer Cho Seihon, which seeks to foment domestic adoptions and support single mothers by holding a photography exhibition with several known celebrities at the end of every year since 2003 (click here for the full story). Daniel also became the first star to grace the cover of the first issue of Human Aid magazine, whose staff members are mainly developmental disabilities people (DDP). Human Aid magazine’s profits will be used for media education and job creation for DDP.[s] The cover photo was provided by fansite Peach Up, and Daniel’s lawyer participated in a small interview. Daniel’s cover resulted in a magazine production increase from 10,000 to 20,000 copies and became the bestseller on top online bookstores. This wasn’t the only time fans contributed to activism, as fan community DCgall had previously donated 100,000 copies of Kang Daniel’s Elle Korea April issue to various organizations, including colleges and vocational schools for fashion and design students.[s]
In October 2020, Daniel was invited to W Korea‘s 15th anniversary LOVE YOUR W breast cancer awareness campaign ontact event. The invited artists were featured in three December 2020 collage covers: Ahn Sohee, Han Jimin, Han Hyojoo, Jang Yoonjoo, Kim Minjoo, Jang Wonyoung, Henry, Ahn Bohyun, GRAY, Lee Jehoon, Jessica, Krystal, Somi, Seulgi, Park Shinhye, Kang Daniel, Sandara Park, Lim Soojung, Jung Haein, Young Kwangkim, Taemin, Kim Dami, Irene, Park Minyoung, and Cha Eunwoo.