About This Fundraiser
For this fundraiser I hope to reach a thousand Korean won for TNKR! I will climb the most famous mountain in Seoul- Bukhansan Mountain while wearing a banana costume! As I climb I hope to catch the attention of fellow hikers and spread awareness while wearing a TNKR sign on my costume.
This will be an ongoing fundraiser as my objective is to hike the weekend of Halloween 2020!
TNKR provides free English language training to North Korean refugees who have resettled in Seoul. My goal is to generate funds to offset the cost of study spaces to be used for tutoring.
An American who has been following TNKR since 2014 made a $5,000 donation to TNKR last night (October 29).
There's one "catch": The money is restricted and is to be held in a separate account until we match it by raising $5,000.
The reason? He wanted to provide all donors with 100% assurance in advance that their funds would be matched, and released the moment it hits $5,000, with zero delay.
The deadline? He suggests it would be better for us to take the challenge of raising this in one month.
Why is he doing this? Here are a few of the things he said when we talked.
He is inspired by:
* TNKR's staff keeping the focus on empowering North Korean refugees and building an organization from nothing.
* North Korean refugees studying so hard to improve themselves, and those who are willing to share their stories.
* Volunteers giving so much of their time as tutors and mentors.