:: KAARI - Korean-American Association of Rhode Island ::

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Elizabeth White found us through our KAARI English website and reached out to us early this year. Elizabeth is a Korean Adoptee that grew up in Cape Cod and attended Framingham State University for Psychology. She currently resides in Coventry and is a successful small business owner with a lash shop, Elizabeth May Lash Artistry at 118 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903.


In attending events and in her private meetings with KAARI members, Elizabeth was moved enough to start a 'GoFundMe' campaign. She even was generous enough to introduce us to her contractor to help us with improvements around the building. 


She started to 'GoFundMe' campaign without us knowing, and since then, she has raised over $700 for us. We are really moved by Elizabeth and support her journey forward as a Korean adoptee as she works to connect with her birth mother.


This was her 'GoFundMe' campaign message:


"My name's Elizabeth, and I'm raising money for an organization that has a very special place in my heart and life. I found the Korean Association of Rhode Island (KAARI) while searching for local resources to help build a connection to my Korean roots. As an adoptive Korean American, I found myself stuck between worlds and felt I couldn't connect to my Korean identity, and I thought I needed to learn more about my culture. Suzanne (bottom left) has been an amazing guide and teacher of many things and has helped me bridge the gap into diving deeper into my history and language. Everyone has been more than generous with their time and knowledge; they've truly given me the feeling of my Korean community and family.


This non-profit organization has been a staple to many Korean Americans and families for community, knowledge, and understanding of Korean culture. Their building is a beautiful home that's been renovated into a commercial space for them to hold events and gatherings. Due to COVID, this put a stop to most of their events and activities. Now with the restrictions lifting and vaccines being distributed, they'd love to have the ability for a larger occupancy during their events. They have a few final finishes to update the building. Their basement is where their kitchen is, but a max occupancy is small due to code. Adding exit would allow them to host more significant events and provide more opportunities for their organization. My goal to contribute is $3,000 to help with any of the costs to do this significant project. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read and share! Even the smallest contributions and support go a long way!"


View the GoFundMe campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/donations-to-the-korean-american-association-of-ri

No. Subject Author Date Views
Notice 76th Korean Independence Day Celebration RI한인회 2021.08.19 43
Notice Photos from the July 27 Cease Fire Event RI한인회 2021.08.01 26
Notice Korea Day/Korea Independence Day Pcinic RI한인회 2021.07.23 41
Notice 68th Anniversary of Cease Fire RI한인회 2021.07.23 63
» Elizabeth White: 'GoFundMe" for KAARI RI한인회 2021.06.24 43
Notice Culture & Building Committee Joint Meeting RI한인회 2021.06.24 45
Notice Donation from Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.06.23 69
Notice 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony RI한인회 2021.06.05 86
Notice Farewell Lunch with RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.05.24 45
Notice 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony 'Final' for RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.05.24 45
Notice KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event Videos RI한인회 2021.02.04 80
32 A Non War Story by Korean War Veteran Douglas C Gamage RI한인회 2020.12.10 25
31 KAARI Website featured in RIEAP Monthly Newsletter file RI한인회 2020.09.26 32
30 KAARI 2020 Korea Day RI한인회 2020.06.09 53
29 Intercultural Collaboration Grant Received! RI한인회 2020.06.09 2908
28 Calligraphy Class Exhibition/ karaoke after event RI한인회 2020.06.09 22
27 RI ­Heritage Day Festival RI한인회 2020.06.09 40
26 Calligraphy class celebration RI한인회 2020.06.09 20
25 New Calligraphy and Gayageum Classes RI한인회 2020.06.09 17
24 KOREAN ARTS CLASSES RI한인회 2020.06.09 73
22 Korean Culture Center Slide Show RI한인회 2020.06.09 17
21 Open House for Gayageum Classes RI한인회 2020.06.09 17
20 The 99th Commemoration of the March 1 Independence Movement RI한인회 2020.06.09 131
19 The 2018 Winter Olympic in PyungChang South Korea RI한인회 2020.06.09 24
18 Arrival of Gayageum instruments RI한인회 2020.06.09 27
17 KAARI Open House in the News RI한인회 2020.06.09 25
16 KAARI Open House RI한인회 2020.06.09 525
15 The 40th Rhode Island Heritage Festival RI한인회 2020.06.09 44
14 Celebration of 8.15 Korea Liberation Day/RI Korea Day RI한인회 2020.06.09 83
13 The 232th 4th of July Bristol Independence Day Parade RI한인회 2020.06.09 32