KKOOM has proudly impacted Korean children since 2007 when it became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States. The mission started before 2007 as Fulbright English Teachers in Gumi organized their first Christmas party for Samsungwon Orphanage in 2004. Raising about $2,000 for the children, they decided to continue their efforts to brighten the lives of children in Korean orphanages and children’s homes.
2018 has been a celebration making a difference for thousands of Korean children the past ten years. To help celebrate with KKOOM, friends and supporters contributed to our 10th Anniversary Campaign from June to August. In just two months, we reached our fundraising goal and raised over $11,000. Thank you to the 101 donors from six different countries around the world for believing in our mission.
The funds helped Samsungwon Orphanage create their first preschool playroom designated just for toddler play. The renovation included new flooring and wallpaper, additional toys / books, and remodeling the bathroom. The orphanage staff are proud to show off the room to guests because of the positive environment it fosters for the younger children.
Your donations also supported KKOOM’s efforts to host the Dream Camp for ten middle and high school students. For three nights and four days, the students explored Seoul gaining new life skills, such as using busy subway lines to visit Namsan Tower / Han River, and asking for help from foreigners during a scavenger hunt.
KKOOM continues to exist because of you, the community that surrounds these children. You help create a stable environment and we are grateful for your impact, no matter how big or small.