September 2021 JTS America Newsletter
Now, it is September, a time when a pleasantly cool wind blowing in the mornings and evenings marks the start of the fall season. Since the bustling hot summer has passed, we can now welcome the harvest season of the fall. However, our neighbors in some areas may not be able to enjoy the fall due to the natural disasters and Covid-19 outbreak. Although the weather is getting colder, we hope our hearts will stay warm for others. In this newsletter, we report JTS summer activities.
Hand sanitizers for the vulnerable social groups in Myanmar and Korea
In collaboration with MLS Corp. located in the Namdong Industrial Complex, JTS supplied a total of 105,000 hand sanitizers to the vulnerable social groups in Myanmar and Korea. Some of the sanitizers were distributed to the children in the multicultural families in Korea and the rest will be sent to Myanmar. Thanks to the help from numerous volunteers, JTS prepared enough sanitizers in a short period of time and delivered them to the families in Korea.
India: One egg for every student!
Recently, the students in Sujata Academy returned to school. However, the students were becoming skinnier and frail because they were not able to eat proper meals. In order to provide some help (or support) for the health of these students, JTS decided to expand the egg distribution, a program initially started to provide one egg per day to the lower-grade students, to the higher-grade students. The school authorities expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude to JTS because now, more students can eat one egg per day thanks to JTS.
Ramyun (or Ramyun Noodle) from JTS
For Chuseok (I.e., Korean Thanksgiving Day), JTS provided ramyun noodles to 200 vulnerable households in Gaeun-eup, Mungyeong-si, on September 10. Every year during traditional holidays, JTS provides the noodles to the vulnerable households in the welfare blind spots in approximately 30 villages. The noodles are delivered by the community center staff, the group of Gaeun-eu’s heads, and JTS volunteers. JTS hopes that these underprivileged households will be able to enjoy a heartwarming Chuseok in the midst of the cold Fall.
Sharing has nothing to with one’s age
Aiden Kim, who lives in a suburban area of Chicago, has been practicing the virtue of sharing since his childhood. He has been using his parents’ store as the center for raising funds for JTS since last year. This summer, he donated the money he raised to JTS. He said he will keep up fundraising for JTS. His continuous efforts to raise money by creating promotion posters and making collection boxes make us realize that sharing has nothing to do with one’s age.