About This Fundraiser
I told TNKR Special Ambassador Ken Eom that I would like to set up a birth fundraiser to celebrate that he and his wife just had their second baby.
In addition to some spending money for his wife to use, he said that baby diapers would be great. He made it clear that his wife is the King, Queen and Manager of their home, so I guess that means she wants baby diapers!
* So you can make a donation so they can have some extra spending money. All of your donation will go directly to Ken. Because this will be connected to our Matching donation challenge, the money will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor.
* In addition to or instead of a donation, you could send baby items, such as toys, diapers, clothes, etc.. Ken said the priority would be baby diapers.
You can mail them to:
Teach North Korean Refugees Global Education Center
Seoul, Korea 04079
Welcome to the University of Alabama Executive MBA fundraiser for Teaching North Korean Refugees (TNKR)! We’d like to thank you for visiting and tell you a little bit about why we are here.
During our international immersion we were introduced to two young ladies that escaped from North Korea. Listening to their stories was a very powerful and moving experience for all of us. On the lighthearted side we were told tales of them watching American movies in secret (Home Alone and Charlie’s Angels). They also told us, as you might expect, about the hardships they faced in North Korea and what it was like growing up in a country where their education system lied to them daily.
However, what really surprised us was when they told us about the difficulties and the traumas they have encountered after they escaped. While getting out of North Korea was good, we were unable to imagine the difficulties they experienced after… We don’t want to go into their personal details, but it involved indentured servitude, physical and emotional trauma. No eyes were left dry.
Thankfully, these ladies and many others have since connected with TNKR. In a very short amount of time, TNKR taught them English as well as many other life skills needed to survive in the free world. TNKR works and gives tirelessly so the refugees can make new lives with their freedom; a freedom that many of us were blessed with at birth.
Please open your hearts and your wallets to support TNKR as they continue helping North Korean refugees!
We also have an exciting announcement! All funds that are donated will be matched by a private donor!