In honour of our golden maknae Jungkook, One In An ARMY is partnering with KKOOM (꿈) for the month of August and the first of our birthday campaigns! The donation period officially began at 11:00 pm KST on August 1st, 2018. Donations will aid KKOOM's work in South Korea and will help provide clothing, shelter, education, and most importantly, love to orphaned children. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #DreamWithJungkook. The minimum donation amount $1.00 USD.
how to donate
Step 1: Visit the KKOOM ARMY donation page
step 2: Donate $1.00 USD (or more) using PayPal, debit, or credit card
step 3: Take a screenshot of your donation and watermark with your twitter @
step 4: Submit this form
step 5: Quote-tweet our pinned tweet or write your own tweet about the campaign using #DreamWithJungkook
With A Friend
If you can't afford the minimum donation amount, pair up with an ARMY friend from your country to meet the $1.00 USD minimum donation amount - then follow steps 1-5 of the individual donation plan!
If you can't find an ARMY friend to donate with, see if you can donate to a fanbase instead!
With A Fanbase
step 1: Find your regional fanbase on our trusted donor list
Step 2: Follow the instructions listed by your fanbase to send your donation
Step 3: Submit this form
Step 4: Quote-tweet our pinned tweet or write your own tweet about the campaign using #DreamWithJungkook
About KKOOM (꿈)
Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission (“KKOOM”, pronounced “koom”) is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides access to education for Korean orphans, such as funding for preschool and college scholarships. Relying on individual financial contributions, KKOOM also sponsors and hosts holiday celebrations, summer activities and other events throughout the year which help the children have fun and learn life skills. Additionally, KKOOM gives gifts of clothing, household items, and other tangible support to meet the basic needs at Korean orphanages on a case-by-case basis.
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!
Why KKOOM (꿈) for Jungkook?
Jungkook often says his hyungs shaped him into the man that he is today. South Korea, much like other family-oriented societies, places great importance on family and who your family is. In South Korea, having a family is your ticket to having a successful life. So what about children in child welfare centers?
There are various reasons why children are placed in child welfare centers. Some are placed there for reasons that we are familiar with; inability to provide for them, abandonment, abuse, or neglect. However, there are those in South Korea that place their children in child welfare centers, but do not relinquish their parental rights. Some parents do this because they are poor and hope that by placing their children in centers it will give them a better chance for an education and survival, but promise to take them home once they’re more financially stable. Some are single mothers that fear ostracization from society and give up their children in hopes of a better chance at marriage in the future. And in a few instances, some parents remarry and decide to abandon their kids in centers without relinquishing the parental rights.
Even without the issue of parental rights, adoption is a tricky system. Foreigners that want to adopt korean children are faced with a long and arduous journey. Koreans themselves don’t often adopt children outside of their bloodline. All that these children have are each other and an uncertain future.
This is why One In An ARMY is dedicating the month of August to KKOOM, an organization that is dedicated to providing not only some living expenses but also access to education like preschool and college scholarships and fun events like holiday celebrations, and summer activities to teach the kids fun and useful life skills.
We hope that ARMYs will participate enthusiastically in donating and letter-writing to the kids in Gumi and Gimcheon. We may never be biological family to those kids, but neither were BTS when they first met and now there is no question that those boys are Jungkook’s family.
Welcome Boost Fund ($125) provides new clothes and basic necessities to a newly arrived child
Preschool Scholarship ($333) sends a toddler to school for a month
College Scholarship ($670) sends a young adult to college for a semester