Improving the Lives of Korean Orphans Through Outreach and Education
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Thank you BTS One In An ARMY for sending letters of love and support to orphan children in South Korea! KKOOM received 238 letters from 30+ people from 17 countries who wrote letters, postcards and notes. This was a month-long campaign in August 2018 to raise money and write letters in honor of BTS member Jungkook’s birthday. Thank you for raising $3,844.98 to support KKOOM’s preschool and college scholarship program. ... See more
New Blog Post ? Want to learn more about our preschool scholar, HyungJun, from his house mom's perspective? You can read about him here: https://goo.gl/AY7eXo
In July 2018, Samsungwon Orphanage took the children to a camping trip to swim, relax, and enjoy the summer days making positive new memories together. To read more about this trip, we invite you to read our blog post: https://kkoom.org/samsungwons-camping-trip/. ... See more
Monday Motivation ? Did anyone tell you today that you're amazing? Well, you are! Let nothing stand in your way.
There is power in the small things ? Towson University in Maryland held their annual “Feast of Nations” for new Honor students at their student orientation. This year, they showcased East Asian food while sharing about KKOOM’s mission. They asked students to donate about $1 for the dinner. Selling handmade bracelets and through donations, they raised $123 for KKOOM! Their donation will help support our Welcome Boost Fund that allows a newly arrived orphan child to receive clothing and basic necessities. ... See more
Bill Downey, one of KKOOM’s Board of Directors, was stationed in South Korea for 4 years with the U.S. Army. With his 20 years of service, he was also stationed in the Persian Gulf, Germany, and was a recruiter in Texas. He travels to Korea several times a year to take photos of Seoul Fashion Week, Korea’s beautiful landscape, or KKOOM’s annual Christmas parties. ✨Fun fact✨He was senior IT manager at Harvard University and met Mark Zuckerberg while he was in the process of creating “Facebook.” #MeetKKOOMsBoard ... See more
Monday Motivation ? What are you doing differently today to prepare for your future? Don’t let today be another Monday!
Thanks to generous donors who contributed $100 or more to our 10th Anniversary Campaign, KKOOM presented a plaque to Samsungwon’s President this summer. At the end of the video, Ms. Ju, Samsungwon’s President, says “Congratulations on KKOOM’s 10th Anniversary.” ... See more
New Blog Post ? The children at Samsungwon Orphanage dived into summer with their annual trip during their July vacation. You can see photos from their camping adventures here: https://goo.gl/4LYoii.