Celebrating Chuseok for the children we serve helps normalize the holiday so they can still feel extra love from those surrounding them. Outside of the Lunar New Year holiday, Chuseok is the biggest celebration for families to come together to show homage and respect to their ancestors. The holiday typically occurs at the end of September/early October.
KKOOM hosted a Chuseok celebration this year so the children could feel accepted, loved, and valued during this special holiday. Providing Chuseok treats, while also celebrating KKOOM’s 13th Anniversary, allowed the children to enjoy delicious desserts and food, just like children their own age. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we provided 45 Baskin Robbin’s ice cream cakes and specialty roll cakes to over 270 children at three children’s homes.
When we commemorate a special occasion, like Chuseok, or KKOOM’s 13th anniversary, it places a mental bookmark on an experience. By making these moments easier to remember in the future, it helps reinforce future positive memories for the children we serve. We are grateful you help us create positive memories every day for Korean children.
Over the past thirteen years, there have been thousands of children impacted by thousands of friends and supporters like you. Thank you for exemplifying selfless love and a genuine joy to uplift children in Korea’s social welfare system. These celebrations, no matter how big or small, help improve their self-confidence. It helps them believe “I am valued. I am celebrated. I am worthy of love.”
-Grace Lee, Executive Director
Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission