About This Fundraiser
My Birthday Fundraiser for Teach North Korea Refugees (TNKR) .
As some of the people most closest to me would know, I have been involved and dedicated to this non-profit for quite some time now. People who also know about TNKR will know that I have been encouraging (read: begging) others to start up their own fundraisers and donations. Now, it is my turn.
TNKR provides a basic but crucial service: free English education for refugees in South Korea. TNKR has changed the lives of over 300 refugees (and this number keeps on growing). TNKR has given them a new start & given them a voice that they didn’t have before (have you ever wondered how some prominent North Korean Refugees in the media are speaking English?). TNKR has also changed my life and the lives of others who volunteer. Volunteering is a constant reminder that many of us have led privileged lives, but not everyone shares even the most basic of luxuries. Many people are indeed starving for freedom and to be heard.
I hope you will join me in supporting such a wonderful cause on my birthday.
Originally named "English Matching," Teach North Korean Refugees has helped almost 400 North Korean refugees with adjusting to living outside of South Korea. We have done this on a tight budget, relying on our volunteers and fans. Despite our limitations, we have had a number of success stories and are a non-profit that North Korean refugees seek out.
We now have a fan who has offered us the most ambitious matching donation challenge. He says that in 2019, he will raise more money than I have for TNKR. Please accept this challenge along with me! He is in the finance industry, and confident he can twist enough arms to help us become more financially stable.
To be clear: your donations to this fundraising page will be matched. Doubled. If you give $100, it will become $200. If you give $500, it will become $1,000. If you give $5 a month, it will become $10 a month.
These donations are tax-deductible in the USA and South Korea.
If you have trouble donating via this website then contact me directly for other options. TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org or CJL@alumni.harvard.edu