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Improving the Lives of Korean Orphans Through Outreach and Education

Holidays, Camps & Activities

Just how we look forward to certain holidays and special celebrations in our own lives, the children look forward to special programs hosted by KKOOM, whether they are a camping trip, arts/crafts camp, or a holiday party. Every year, we host two Christmas parties for approximately 130 children at Samsungwon Orphanage and Emmanuel Children’s Home.


December 21st, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#8] Empowering Korean Children

While providing gifts during the holiday season is an annual tradition for KKOOM, the children now have an opportunity every month to receive gifts they ask for. We […]


December 21st, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#7] Chuseok & KKOOM’s Birthday

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 […]


December 20th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#6] Marginalized Communities

Most of my first six months living in Korea in the spring of 2013 is a blur. It was my first real experience living out of the United […]


December 19th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#5] Volunteering at Aemangwon

On the first night of arriving in Daegu as a newly inducted Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), my phone vibrated, notifying me of a message from Instagram. Grace […]


December 18th, 2020

12 Days of KKOOM – [#4] Children’s Day

*Children’s Day is a special day in Korea. On May 5th each year, parents take their children to a theme park or buy them a special present but […]