This is the website for English-speaking volunteers and allies of the Daejeon Children's Home in Daejeon, South Korea. Run in association with the Salvation Army, the orphanage cares for 33 children ranging from infant - 18 years old. They provide a home, food, clothing, education, and support for each child.
Check out the "News" section for more photos and weekly updates!
When we sat down and talked with the director of the orphanage for the first time about what the kids need from us, she was very clear -- they need attention and affection. She wasn't looking for a handout. But when we asked specifically about what material needs the home has, her answer was just as clear. Above all, the older kids needed computers.
That's why we launched our first major fundraising effort to help the orphanage buy three desktop computers. We met our goal in January 2011, and this semester, for the first time, the kids at the orphanage will have computers for their schoolwork.
We met our goal for the PC Project, but our work isn't done. Please consider helping us buy basic things like notebooks, sneakers, and shampoo for the kids by going to the Donate page.
Thanks to KKOOM, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of kids living in Korean orphanages and group homes, your donation is tax-deductible.
You can track our progress in the!