Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission (“KKOOM”, pronounced “koom”) is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) charity that provides access to education for Korean orphans, such as funding for preschool and college scholarships. Relying on individual financial contributions, KKOOM also sponsors and hosts holiday celebrations, summer activities and other events throughout the year which help the children have fun and learn life skills. Additionally, KKOOM gives gifts of clothing, household items, and other tangible support to meet the basic needs at Korean orphanages on a case-by-case basis.
KKOOM was founded in September 2007 as an extension of an ongoing Fulbright English Teaching Assistant volunteer project at Samsungwon, an orphanage in Gumi, South Korea, which began in the fall of 2004. Thanks to increased interest and sustained support, the original American volunteers at Samsungwon decided to launch a new nonprofit organization to grow their efforts at Samsungwon and reach out to other orphans and orphanages throughout South Korea.
KKOOM is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Michigan. Our Federal Tax ID is 26-1204716.
ABOUT OUR LOGO: The silver symbol in the center is a Korean character, which is pronounced kkoom. Kkoom means dream in Korean. Korea is a very beautiful and mountainous country, and we hope that the lives of the children in Korean orphanages we serve will be brightened by the work we are doing to help bring their dreams to pass.