About This Fundraiser
I first learned about TNKR in 2018, just before I left South Korea. I was inspired by their mission to empower North Korean refugees through education, advocacy, and support and the opportunities they provide volunteers to get directly involved with this cause. When I returned to South Korea this year, I was eager to reach out and volunteer. I have worked with TNKR for the past couple months, and I look forward to continuing to support their mission in 2021. While TNKR is a small organization whose operations are supported almost entirely by its two co-founders, they have achieved the incredible goal of becoming the country lead for Giving Tuesday in South Korea! 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, but any support you are willing to provide on this Giving Tuesday is greatly appreciated. TNKR has big plans for 2021, so I suggest donating $21 in support of their work in the New Year!
About Giving Tuesday TNKR
"55% of Young Adults Have Never Heard of Giving Tuesday, and only 16 percent of those have given annually during the event," according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
What is Giving Tuesday? To most people, not very much, based on those statistics. But if you are a non-profit organization, then it is like an early Christmas! It is the one day a year that you can request financial support, without feeling guilty.
Giving Tuesday started in the USA in 2012 as a project of the UN Foundation. It has spun off into a separate organization that now operates in more than 60 countries.
Until recently, South Korea was not one of those countries.
This Giving Tuesday is special because TNKR's leaders are helping to bring the concept to South Korea by establishing Giving Tuesday Korea.
If you are part of the 45% of people who have heard of Giving Tuesday, then please consider donating to a worthy organization. Of course, we hope you will donate to TNKR, but even if you don't, please support at least one organization this year.
Why support TNKR? It empowers North Korean refugees to find their own voice and path through education, advocacy, and support.