About This Fundraiser
Please join myself (Peter Daley), my band 2Much, some richly talented musical friends, and the Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) crew on Saturday June 3 at The Hidden Cellar in Haebangcheon, Seoul from 7:30 pm for a night celebrating the music of Prince all in aid of a most worthy cause. Here is the event's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/445091302493594/
Thank you Camarata Music Company for this blog post in Korean:
I've been volunteering with TNKR for more than two years now, and I have to say I've received so much more than I have given. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to assist the brave and inspiring people I've worked with and to be part of a growing NGO that has helped hundreds.
Furthermore, it's wonderful to be able to combine my love for music with my appreciation for TNKR and the opportunities it has provided me and so many others. I'm also very grateful for Cherie Yang, TNKR ambasador and winner of the 5th TNKR Speech Contest, who will attend and give a talk towards the end of the night. I've heard her give a few talks now, and I've been brought to tears every time.
The music of the night will start with some Prince covers by the previously mentioned richly talented friends - I'll be joining some of them with my trusty guitar. Following that, my band will perform a few Prince songs and then close out the night with crowd pleasers from our regular set lists. There will also be a raffle with prizes given away throughout the night.
A big thank you to my 2Much bandmates and to my musical musical friends for taking this opportunity to be involved. Also, an equally big thank you to The Hidden Cellar's crew for allowing us to use the bar.
If you can't join us on the night, please consider donating through this page. If you are not familiar with TNKR, here are a few articles and links about its activities and some of the brave people it has helped:
TNKR Homepage: http://teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org
Here is a collections of articles about the lives of North Koreans living beyond the borders of their home country: http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=1104.0
Finally, here are some photos of the jpyous behind-the-scenes musical preparations:
Thanks for reading!
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.
If you have trouble donating via this website then contact me directly for other options. TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org or CJL@alumni.harvard.edu