2019 KUMFA Holiday Gift Drive

We are once again organizing a Christmas gift drive for the children of KUMFA. In order to get all the gifts ordered and delivered before Santa arrives, we need to find donors by December 15th!! 

Read on to see the wish list written by moms from KUMFA – This year we are aiming to find sponsors for 205 children! (some of the children are listed under their mom’s special nickname for them)


1. First, decide which child’s present you would like to sponsor.

2. Second, send an email to [email protected] to tell us which family you have chosen to sponsor (please be sure to send the child’s name AND number). This is important in order to ensure that we don’t duplicate gifts. Donating for children who have not yet found sponsors at the end of the drive is also fine!

3. Third, send your donation:

In the past, we have offered sponsors the option of sending gifts directly. However, after some consideration, in order to protect the privacy of the moms and their children (because name, phone number and address are needed in order to send directly in Korea), we are requesting that sponsors send monetary donations and we will take care of ordering your child’s gift for you. Most gifts are worth 50,000 KRW (about $50 USD). Thus, we ask that you send the equivalent of US$50.  When sending by Paypal, please send via friends and family so that we can avoid paying unncessary fees. Also please include a note saying which family the donation is for.

    I will send donation by:

    The Christmas Drive PAYPAL address[email protected] (ETA: the paypal email has been changed since the KUMFA paypal account is Korean, it seems to be taking a $2.50 fee off each transaction. If you have an non-Korean paypal account, please send it to [email protected] and I will make one large transfer to the KUMFA paypal at the end of the drive!)

    OR if you are in Korea, you may also transfer the money:

    Shinhan Bank (신한은행) Account number: 110-403-352377 Name: HEIT SHANNON NELL

    Please be sure to let me know by which method you are sending your donation. The wishlist post will be updated every day. The children that have already found a sponsor will be checked off. Please help so that each child gets their Christmas wish!

    Thank you!

    Questions? Please contact:

    Shannon, KUMFA Volunteer, [email protected]