"55% of Young Adults Have Never Heard of Giving Tuesday, and only 16 percent of those have given annually during the event," according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
What is Giving Tuesday? To most people, not very much, based on those statistics. But if you are a non-profit organization, then it is like an early Christmas! It is the one day a year that you can request financial support, without feeling guilty.
Giving Tuesday started in the USA in 2012 as a project of the UN Foundation. It has spun off into a separate organization that now operates in more than 60 countries.
Until recently, South Korea was not one of those countries.
This Giving Tuesday is special because FSI's leaders are helping to bring the concept to South Korea by establishing Giving Tuesday Korea.
If you are part of the 45% of people who have heard of Giving Tuesday, then please consider donating to a worthy organization. Of course, we hope you will donate to FSI, but even if you don't, please support at least one organization this year.
Why support FSI? It empowers North Korean refugees to find their own voice and path through education, advocacy, and support.