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What we've accomplished so far:                

    Although we're a small grassroots organization, to date, the Ton-a-Month Club has supplied over 50 tons of food and most recently warm winter clothing to vulnerable groups of North Koreans, both within the DPRK and those who have fled to China.

    As the result of a rare opportunity to enter North Korea, the Ton-a-Month Club founder Tim Peters and his wife were even able to make a famine relief delivery in person.

    We've also participated in fund-raising efforts (specifically, two goodwill marches) with other expatriates here in Korea which resulted in over $30,000 for famine relief was raised. On Nov. 18th, 1999 we held a charity concert entitled, "Famine for Love" in the Munhwa Ilbo Concert Hall featuring the internationally acclaimed classical pianist Mr. Sam Rotman and Korean soprano Chang Sun Kyung. We've also introduced other concerned individuals to aid agencies and they have assisted with at least 17 more tons of food assistance.

    With others' help, we want to do much more. Our activities have been covered on numerous occasions since 1996 by nation-wide daily newspapers Korea Herald, Korea Times, Chosun Ilbo, Daehan Ilbo, and was given a front-page article in the Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper covering the entire Pacific region (reprints of articles are available upon request.)

        Our ongoing commitments are to:

1) Obtain the most economical and nutritious foodstuffs that can be best digested by those who are suffering famine conditions. At present these would include corn powder and wheat powder that can easily be made into noodles and eaten with soup. We can currently purchase 1000kg. (1 ton) for about US$150-175. We prefer to purchase grains in China where costs and transport expenses are greatly minimized.

2) Maintain the highest possible degree of person-to-person delivery of food aid instead of government-to-government transfers of food aid. Each month it is possible to review where our food aid has gone, the amount, etc.

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2nd Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)