One In An ARMY is proud to announce the October 2019 campaign to support Za'atar NGO in honour of Jimin's birthday! The donation period officially began at 11:00 pm KST on October 1st, 2019. Donations will aid Za'atar NGO provide a safe space for refugees to rest, learn, feel empowered and grow. 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 #HomeWithJimin and the hashtag for the Bonus Mission is #ARMYsPromise. The minimum donation amount €1.00 (euro).
For the 2019/2020 birthday season, One In An ARMY is also running #WePurpleEarth: a special, 48-hour flash donation project for all seven members. Find out more about We Purple Earth here.
how to donate
Step 1: Follow this link to donate through PayPal or with a debit or credit card (please note that debit may not be available in all regions)
step 2: Donate €1.00 (or more) using your debit card, credit card, or PayPal. Make sure you include BTS ARMY in the notes of your donation or Za'atar NGO will have no way to track our donations!
step 3: Take a screenshot of your donation and watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below)
step 4: Submit this form
With A Friend
If you can't afford the minimum donation amount, pair up with an ARMY friend from your country to meet the minimum donation amount and submit your form! Don't forget to check out our October Bonus Mission: ARMYs Promise!
With A Fanbase
If you can’t find an ARMY friend to donate with, you can try reaching out to a local fanbase to see if they’re willing to run a collection pool for your region/country.
Please be advised that One In An ARMY has no way to monitor donations collected through fanbases; donors do so at their own risk. We recommend you only reach out to a base you trust and ask them to provide you with a screenshot that verifies they donated to the campaign. Please contact us if you made a donation through a fanbase and you have reason to believe the money was not donated to the non-profit.
If you don’t want to take the risk of donating to a third-party, save your money for a future campaign and check out the ways you can get involved without donating by visiting our Bonus Missions page or participating in our October Bonus Mission: ARMYs Promise!
About za'atar ngo
From Za'atar NGO's website:
"Our vision is that integration works both ways. Not only must refugees and migrants integrate into European life, but Europeans must also change the way they view refugees and migrants coming to Europe.
At the Orange House, we strive to involve local citizens and businesses in our daily operations. Local businesses and individuals that help Za'atar include:
A hair dresser school coming to provide free haircut
Local shops donating bread, milk and any unsold food
Greek musicians volunteering their time to play for refugees
We believe that all of these small gestures can make a difference in changing the way that Greek people perceive refugees.
How we implement our vision and mission:
Providing services for refugees, with a particular focus on women (and their children), unaccompanied minors, refugees who identify as LGBT, and prisoners.
Educational programming in fundamental subjects such as languages and computer skills
Activities to enhance health and wellbeing (for example yoga, health and first aid workshops, crafts, dancing)
Providing vocational training opportunities to help adult refugees gain work and to foster their integration within Greek and westernized societies more generally.
Tailoring our programmes and services to suit life in Athens
Offering activities to promote an understanding of Greek heritage and culture
Providing a welcoming environment in which refugees can relax, socialize, and meet new friends, rebuilding a sense of community that they likely lost when leaving their country of origin.
Offering shelter to up to 20 women and children in the Orange House, and, where possible, finding housing within homes and apartments for vulnerable refugees without adequate shelter.
Referrals to other organizations for additional services and opportunities"
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!