About This Fundraiser
TNKR will be having a book sale this Saturday! We have had so many books donated that it is like a real book sale! Thanks to Anne Marie for getting this started, Dondi Lyons for also donating many books, Anna Tsoi and Youngmin Kwon for the labor, and TNKR co-founder Eunkoo Lee for not stopping me when it was clear that I was going to fill up TNKR's office with books despite our limited space!
And more books are on the way!
Something came to my attention the other day, after Eunkoo informed refugees about this book sale. Not every refugee has spending money to participate.
We have been thinking about providing scholarships for a couple of refugees who we know have no spending money and might not join the book sale. Instead of using TNKR resources, we decided to ask our fans and volunteers for book scholarships. :-)
So if you'd like to provide scholarships for the book sale, donate to this fundraiser. TNKR co-founder Eunkoo Lee is in contact with refugees and has a better idea about which refugees have no extra spending money.
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