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Improving the Lives of Korean Youth 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 19th, 2021

[Day #5] A Lifelong Passion for Service

A.A. Milne once wrote, “Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” A year and a half ago, I never would have imagined how […]


December 19th, 2021

[Day #4] The Beginning of KKOOM – Reflections from Leanne Stein

I have been involved in KKOOM since it started. I was a part of the Fulbright ETA program in Korea in 2005-2006 and lived in Gumi. Aimee had […]


December 18th, 2021

[Day #3] Transforming Lives through an Education

In 2021, KKOOM funded scholarships for one preschool toddler and two college students. We believe in equaling the playing field so Korean children and young adults have access […]


December 16th, 2021

[Day #2] The Art of Giving, Reflections by Liat Shapiro

Four years ago, I wrote the following in a KKOOM guest blog post:  “I hope that one day, I will work directly with the precious children halfway across […]


December 15th, 2021

[Day #1] 4 Korean Children Walking in Confidence

The 12 Days of KKOOM is back! In December, we share twelve blog posts, one every day leading up to Christmas to highlight our impact year-round. This is […]