Monday, April 8, 2013

Danny Screening

College Park's (UMD) Danny documentary screening was a success! The documentary invited us into the life of Danny, a North Korean refugee, and his journey across the borders for his freedom. Danny was one of the first North Korean refugees that was sheltered and protected by the LiNK organization.  The documentary gave us insight to the many struggles that North Koreans risk in order to find freedom. We thank Eunice and Mira (LiNK nomads) for joining us in spreading awareness. Increasing numbers of refugees are escaping from the desolate lands of North Korea, today. LiNK brings people of many nations together to stand for one cause, to raise awareness to the public and to save North Koreans one by one.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Meet and Greet with Jin-hye Jo, a North Korean Refugee

We are so grateful that Jin-hye Jo and her sister were able to visit the University of Maryland to share their story of how they escaped North Korea.  This truly was a moving experience for many of us who attended and relived the journey with her.  We can say that sometimes we forget how real the North Korean crisis is; how it affects people like Jinhye, who is no different than me and you.  We are very happy to know she is successful and currently residing in Virginia.  Jin-hye hopes her story can help people understand the neglect and atrocities that many North Koreans endure while living in the most repressive country in the world.

For more on this event, check out this article in the Public Asian:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Visit from LiNK's North-East Nomads!

We welcomed LiNK's NE Nomads to UMD on March 6th!  We had a intimate discussion on the humanitarian issue in North Korea today, and also the Save My Friend Petition.  The Save My Friend Campaign was aimed to protest the repatriation of a group of North Korean refugees that were attained by the Chinese government.  Though the issue was very low-key in the news, LiNK at UMD was determined to make the cause known on campus.  The Nomads really inspired the UMD chapter to continue fundraising in order to reach our goal of $25,000!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Threads of Hope Bracelet Sale & Ice Skating Fundraiser

 We made over $500 selling Threads of Hope bracelets!  Half of the profits will go to the Filipino women who made these amazing bracelets, and half will go towards saving a North Korean Refugee.  But it doesn't end there.  We also made over $100 with the ice skating fundraiser!  Great job LiNKers!  Keep up the good work!  Plus, this will help out a lot for the Do Good Challenge.  Let's keep it going!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Do Good Challenge!

I Choose You!

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, LiNK sold "I Choose You" Pokeball cookies.
Don't they look delicious?
LiNK also teamed up with Threads of Hope to help raise money for women in the Phillipines.  These bracelets provide a source of income for many of the women.  Thus, it keeps them from having to sell their children, or themselves into prostitution.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Let's Double It!

Hi Everybody!

It's almost the start of a new semester, and LiNK at UMD is already their setting goals for this year.  With all the hard work at fundraising last semester, we have brought our total donations to around $310!  As you might know, it takes about $2,500 to rescue a North Korean refugee.  So, we are going to try to double our efforts in hopes of doubling the amount we have right now.  That is the goal!  We need your help.  Join the movement, and  help put an end to the North Korean crisis.