Seoulmates’ 8th Day of Giving: KKOOM

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me 8 Maids a Milking.  Once you have collected all the milk head over to one of Seoul’s orphanages to help feed, play with and care for orphans. 

January 1st, 2014-  HAPPY NEW YEAR!
                                       8th Day of Giving

KKOOMKorean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission
 http://kkoom.org



Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission or “KKOOM” (pronounced “koom” with a strong ‘k’ sound) was founded in September 2007 as an extension of an ongoing volunteer project at Samsungwon, an orphanage in Gumi, South Korea, which began back in the fall of 2004. Thanks to growing and increased funding, the original foreign (American) volunteers at Samsungwon decided to launch a new nonprofit organization to grow their efforts at Samsungwon and reach out to other orphans and orphanages throughout South Korea.
We are organized to perform the following five tasks:
  1. to improve and enrich the lives of orphans and other children living in orphanages and group homes in South Korea by providing daily living necessities, educational materials and experiences, and special events and programming;
  2. to support these youth after they leave the institutions and start their own lives by providing post-high-school-graduation education, support services, and resources;
  3. to aid the institutions and staff that devote their resources to the upbringing of these youth by supporting facilities projects and improvements and day-to-day activities;
  4. to spread awareness about and build compassion for children living in South Korean orphanages and group homes through local activities and the maintenance of a website containing general information about the corporation and its activities;
  5. to engage in legal charitable fundraising activities in order to raise money for the purposes specified above.   The above information has been taken directly from KKOOMS website.
 
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100% Matching for ALL Donations through 1/1/2014!

A second generous supporter has stepped up to help match ALL new donations dollar-for-dollar through January 1, 2014. Checks dated by 1/1/2014 are also eligible for matching (see below for address). KKOOM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible under the U.S. tax code.
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For a complete list of orphanages and organizations  to volunteer with Click Here! 

ELSEwHERE

A visual artist by profession and a sightseer at heart, I spent a year as a commercial photographer before letting my urge to Travel ELSEwHERE take over. After receiving a job offer that lead me to a sleepy town high in the Tuscan mountains, my travel adventure began. Since that time my travels have lead me to visit over 60 countries, marry a fellow globetrotter, move intercontinentally seven times and to create temporary homes in four continents! Through my travels, I’ve held many suitcases packed for adventures as a journalist, blogger, philanthropist, teacher, army-wife, magazine director, photographer, barmaid, but mainly just an adventurer. With each new experience, elsewhere, I endeavor to live sensibly while exploring a new culture, living sustainably, and giving back whenever possible. I aspire to make this travel blog help those starting a new life elsewhere or just passing through…

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