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Upcoming Events 

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RISE: Seeking ELL Tutors!

Our tutoring and mentoring services are ongoing. We are looking for experienced tutors, mentors, and volunteers from various professions to share their experiences with North Korean students and young adults.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with scholarship research and program development to us develop our services to the community. Please apply if you are interested in joining our volunteer team or contact us with questions!

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RISE Scholars Launch!

Applications for our RISE Scholars scholarship program is now open to North Korean refugee applicants in the United States!

This program combines a traditional tuition scholarship with a crowdfunding campaign managed by PSALT on behalf of each RISE Scholar to increase potential support to our awardees. 

Please consider supporting this program and individual scholars when they are announced this Summer 2024!

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2024 Backpack Project

Join us and encourage North Korean refugee students and their families as they prepare for the back-to-school season this year! Donations for the 2024 Backpack Project are requested by Friday, July 26, 2024. Stay tuned for more details about this year's program.


We are currently accepting monetary donations to cover the cost of giftcards for the students. If you or your group would like to donate small supplies or handcrafted items in units of at least 50 items (i.e. bookmarks, pencil cozies, keychain/charms) please connect with us!

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Thank you for Supporting Box of Hope!

Some notes from our recipients...

"Thank you very much. I’m so grateful to receive these very precious gifts full of love. Your work of conveying God’s love from people who don’t even know us personally is a source of strength beyond measure to those of us who came from North Korea. I’m praying for your continued well-being."

"Hello! Thank you for your Christmas gift filled with your love and sincere care. I don’t know if it’s even okay to receive this much love… I thank you, and again thank you so much. You never forget us and always remember to care for us, so once again thank you. I hope you have a Christmas overflowing with blessings!"

"I read the handwritten letters one by one and was so deeply touched that I began to cry. I am so grateful and hope you have a joyful day today!"

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all those who joined us for a successful launch at the RISE Scholars Fundraiser at Gong cha on Sept. 10th!

Special thanks to Priscila, Marc, and the amazing team at Gong cha in New Milford. Thank you for your generous support and hard work making delicious drinks and nailing every order with a smile!

We are so grateful to Paul of Rey-Paul Weddings for the amazing photography!

We are so grateful for Brandon Lum for the wonderful videography!

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