Each year the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) funds several repairs and building improvements for the “Baby Box” facility at the Jusarang Community Church in Seoul, South Korea.
This Spring, through a very generous donation from the Hyojin Kim Nirav Patel Foundation to WFCF for use at the church, WFCF allocated US$ 4,087 of the funds to go toward CCTV camera installation, a door replacement, and wall and window remodeling at the facility.
These repairs have greatly improved the safety of the building and the care of the infants staying there.
More information about this latest project can be viewed here:
Facility Repairs and New Camera Installation (Spring 2020)
Previous Completed Projects at the Church
About the “Baby Box”
The “baby box” was introduced by Pastor Lee Jong-rak in 2010 after hearing reports of babies being abandoned in open air or in public restrooms, where they risked dying of hypothermia. The box was designed to act as a “dropbox” so that mothers of unwanted newborns and infants have an alternative to leaving them in such dangerous conditions.
The church building now serves as a care facility for unwed mothers and babies, and the “baby box” continues to remain operational and heavily utilized. On average, more than 200 babies are abandoned at the center each year, and the shelter looks after the new arrivals for a few days until they are moved to orphanages to await new families.
The Babybox Korea Facebook Page: