Sewol Memorial Forest

with Audrey Hepburn's Family

Sewol Memorial Forest

with Audrey Hepburn's Family

We hope to create a warm, meaningful forest to commemorate both the victims and the missing of the MV Sewol tragedy and forever embrace each and every wounded heart.


  • Memorial Forest
  • Jindo, South Korea
  • May-June, 2015
  • 링크 페이스북 트위터
  • 2,986

    Participants

  • 213,006,020

    Amount Raised (KRW)

  • 0

    Days Left

Successfully Funded Share

The forest will be built within 2015.
Please contact tree@treepla.net
if you have any question.

People who make this forest possible

This project was initiated by Sean Hepburn Ferrer, the eldest son of Audrey Hepburn, collaborating with ‘4/16 Families for Truth and a Safer Society,’ and Tree Planet, Inc., a social impact enterprise.

Update on May 26th

Last Wednesday, we visited the expected forestation site in Jindo island. 30 ginko trees, which we’ve planted with Audrey Hepburn’s family, were coming along nicely. We were accompanied with landscape architects to plan the forestation, and arrange the memorial chamber.



Sean Hepburn Ferrer sent a thank you message from Italy, to celebrate the achievement of the goal by 200%.








"I believe in the miracle of nature." - Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, the late Hollywood star, was an idol to many women and an object of affection to many men across the world.



Her charity efforts began when she happened to start helping children at a movie shooting location in Africa. As good deeds are contagious, many fans of hers all over the world started to join in her efforts.



Travelling to over 20 countries from plague-infected areas to war zones, Audrey Hepburn raised awareness of the reality of children in those areas dying of hunger and diseases. Until three months before she passed away, losing her battle with cancer, she continued her relief efforts for these children, demonstrating a ‘life of sharing and dedication.’



20 years had passed since then, When the MV Sewol tragedy took place on April 16, 2014.

Sean Hepburn Ferrer, the eldest son of Audrey Hepburn, was deeply saddened by the needless sacrifice of hundreds of children who lost their lives because of the tragedy and thought about his mother’s favorite poem by Sam Levenson:


“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”


Just as his mother would have done, he initiated the ‘Sewol Memorial Forest’ project in hopes of consoling the suffering families of the victims, the missing, and conveying a message of love.


“Instead of fading flowers sent for memorials, trees will be planted. Their living and breathing lives will stand as sentinels, watching guard over all of us.

We embrace each and everyone who have suffered a loss because of this tragedy and we dream of a future in which, like the trees in our forest, ‘our ways of the past’ shall grow and our roots connect with renewed clarity and wisdom, and lead us forever more to protect each and every life equally.”


- Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Honorary Chair of ‘Audrey Hepburn Society’ at the US Fund for UNICEF





Families of victims embraced the memorial forest project in hopes that the forest would be able to heal their wounded hearts. The surviving students and the bereaved families of the victims and the missing sent us their messages, which will be engraved on the signboard of the forest.


“Joo-hyun was an awesome kid who used to sing and play the guitar with friends at school. In April 2014, when he left home for the field trip, he was so excited and ready to rock at his music performance expected during the trip. Instead, he became a star in the sky along with his friends.

Dear Joo-hyun and friends, you will receive everlasting love from all of us, so please make your dreams come true there and let us hear your voices through the wind. Forever, I will always love you until the last day of my life.”

- From the mother of Joo-hyun Ahn, Junior, Class 8



“My friends, sometimes things just come across my mind. You guys would laugh, we would all play soccer together, we would run around during recess so hard that the building might have crumbled, or we would even get into a fight every so often. These vivid memories are still in me.

I will be so old when I get to meet you guys, right? When we meet up, don’t tease me for being so old, but let’s make sure we get to spend our teens together in Danwon High in our next life and in the subsequent life as well.”

- message from a surviving student







On April 10, 2015, the bereaved families and Audrey Hepburn’s family planted the first 30 trees at the ‘Sewol Memorial Forest’. The location is Baedong Mugunghwa Island Park, 4.16 kilometers away from Paengmok Port, the nearest land site from where the MV Sewol sank. It will become the resting place for visitors en route to the Paengmok Port.



Your participation will be able to make this luxuriant forest filled with Eunhang trees (Gingko Biloba or Maindenhair) possible. Eunhang tree is known for its long life of more than a thousand years, and its leaves that turn yellow every fall will remind us the yellow ribbons that filled up Korea for the past year.



A monument will be built at the center of the ‘Sewol Memorial Forest.’ This monument will be engraved with the messages from the bereaved families and the surviving students, and with the names of the people who participated in creating the forest including Audrey Hepburn’s family members.






How to Participate


Please join us in the ‘Sewol Memorial Forest’ campaign now.


1. Plant your own trees.

Regardless of the amount of your contribution, your participation will deliver hope and help us plant more trees!


2. Spread the messages via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Every time you share your message, more people will be able to participate. Remember the hash tag #SEWOLFOREST!





The Project Schedule


Ground Breaking Ceremony (April 10, 2015)

The first 30 trees were planted by the bereaved families of the MV Sewol tragedy and Audrey Hepburn’s family.



Forest Planting (Expecting in May, 2015.)

A luxuriant forest of Eunhang trees will be made possible through your participation.


Opening Ceremony (Exact time and date TBA)

When the memorial forest is completed, an opening ceremony will be held where the campaign participants will gather and pay respects to the victims and the missing. Going forward, all the campaign’s participants, Jindo County, and Tree Planet, Inc. together will take care of the forest and maintain its beautiful presence.



*Tree Planet, Inc. is a social impact enterprise that plants forests wherever trees are needed across the world. It is a B Corp, certified by B Lab, a US-based non-profit organization, for meeting its required social and environmental standards, and is also one of the six business observers at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.





Goals and Rewards


As the funding grows, the forest will be more luxuriant, and meaningful rewards will be presented to the participants.


Rewards


For participants with KRW 10,000 and more

When the forest is completed, a report on the overall process of the ‘Sewol Memorial Forest’ project will be emailed to the participant whose name will appear on the cover of the report.


For participants with KRW 50,000 and more

The name of the participant will be put in the QR code on the signboard of the forest.


For participants with KRW 100,000 and more

The name of the participant will be engraved on the monument of the forest.



Goals


When the goal of KRW 30 million is achieved (Achieved! Thank you!)

A small-size forest will be planted.


When the goal of KRW 50 million is achieved (Achieved! Thank you!)

A small-size monument will be built and engraved with messages from the bereaved families of the victims and the missing, and the surviving students of the MV Sewol tragedy.


When the goal of KRW 100 million is achieved (Achieved! Thank you!)

A large, luxuriant forest will be planted, and a beautiful monument will be built and engraved with messages from the bereaved families of the victims and the missing.



*The funds raised will be managed with transparency and integrity, through DONUS, a fundraising management solution(donus.org).



Goals and Rewards

  • As the funding grows, the forest will be more luxuriant, and meaningful rewards will be presented to the participants.

  • Reward

    For participants with KRW 10,000 and more

    When the forest is completed, a report on the overall process of the ‘Sewol Memorial Forest’ project will be emailed to the participant whose name will appear on the cover of the report.


    For participants with KRW 50,000 and more

    The name of the participant will be put in the QR code on the signboard of the forest.


    For participants with KRW 100,000 and more

    The name of the participant will be engraved on the monument of the forest.

  • Goals

    When the goal of KRW 30 million is achieved (Achieved!)

    A small-size forest will be planted.


    When the goal of KRW 50 million is achieved (Achieved!)

    A small-size monument will be built and engraved with messages from the bereaved families of the victims and the missing, and the surviving students of the MV Sewol tragedy.


    When the goal of KRW 100 million is achieved (Achieved!)

    A large, luxuriant forest will be planted, and a beautiful monument will be built and engraved with messages from the bereaved families of the victims and the missing.

    *The funds raised will be managed with transparency and integrity, through DONUS, a fundraising management solution(donus.org).

01. 세월호 기억의 숲은 어떻게 만들어 지나요?

- 4/10 기념 식수 후 프로젝트 모금이 시작되며, 모금 종료 후 숲이 조성될 예정입니다.

- 노란 단풍이 물드는 은행나무를 중심으로 조성될 예정이며, 숲의 최종 면적은 최종 모금 금액에 따라 결정됩니다. 금액이 모이는 만큼, 더 많은 나무를 심을 수 있습니다.

02. 모금된 금액은 어떻게 사용되나요?

- 여러분의 참여로 마련한 모금액은 100% 전액이 숲 조성에 사용됩니다. 숲 조성 비용에는 나무 구입비, 식재 공사비 등이 포함됩니다.

- 이 외 프로젝트에 필요한 운영비 등 각종 운영비는 모두 오드리 헵번 가족과 트리플래닛이 지원할 예정입니다.

- 모금된 금액의 사용 내역은 이후 참여자 분들에게 전달하는 숲 조성 보고서에 기재할 예정입니다.

* 이 프로젝트는 트리플래닛의 다른 크라우드펀딩 프로젝트(스타숲 등)와 달리 모금액에서 크라우드펀딩 수수료를 차감하지 않으며, 이 비용은 모두 트리플래닛이 지원합니다.

03. 프로젝트를 시작한 션 헵번은 어떤 사람인가요?

- 션의 어머니인 배우 오드리 헵번은 UNICEF의 홍보 대사로, 돌아가시기 직전까지 전 세계 20개국 이상을 돌아다니며 아동 구호에 힘썼습니다. 션은 이러한 어머니의 뜻을 이어받아 ‘오드리 헵번 어린이 재단’을 설립하고 UNICEF 오드리 헵번 협회의 의장 활동을 하는 등 아이들을 위한 다양한 활동에 앞장서고 있습니다.

- 션이 트리플래닛과 함께 이 프로젝트를 진행한 이유를 잘 느낄 수 있는, 션과의 인터뷰 내용을 첨부합니다

(인터뷰 보러가기)

04. 만들어진 숲은 어떻게 관리되나요?

- 부지를 협조해주신 진도군, 트리플래닛 협력하에 지속적으로 관리될 예정입니다.

- 숲 조성에 참여하시는 분들과 방문하시는 분들은 숲이 훼손되지 않도록 함께 숲을 아름답게 가꾸고 지켜주시기 바랍니다.

05. 입금 확인은 어떻게 하나요?

- 무통장 입금의 입금 확인은 입금일 기준 1~2일 (주말 포함 시 3~4일) 후 가능합니다.

- 참여하신 분들은 프로젝트 페이지 우측 상단 ‘나의 참여내역’을 클릭하셔서, 이메일과 참여신청번호(참여 신청 시 이메일을 통해 발송)를 입력하시면 입금 확인이 가능합니다.

06. 여러번 중복으로 참여할 수 있나요?

- 입금을 여러차례 나눠서 진행하시는 것은 가능합니다 단 모든 리워드는 1회 입금액을 기준으로 전달됩니다. 즉 5만 원 씩 2회로 나눠서 입금하시는 경우, 10만 원 상당에 해당되는 리워드가 발송되지 아니하며, 5만 원 상당에 해당하는 리워드가 전달됩니다.

07. 현금 영수증을 발급 받을 수 있나요?

- 이 프로젝트는 참여금액에 따라 리워드가 제공되는 리워드형 크라우드펀딩 프로젝트로 참여 금액에 대한 현금영수증 발급이 가능합니다.

- 현금 영수증 발급을 원하시는 분들은 아래 링크에서 현금 영수증 발급 신청을 해주시면, 모금 종료 후 일괄적으로 발급해드릴 예정입니다.

- 현금 영수증 발급신청하기

08. 기업/단체 차원에서 이 프로젝트에 참여하고 싶습니다.

- 이 프로젝트는 공익적인 목적에서 개인들의 참여를 통해 진행되고 있습니다.

- 따라서 기업 홍보나 마케팅 활동 등 기업의 이윤 추구 활동에 이 프로젝트를 활용하시려는 목적인 경우에는 참여가 어려울 수 있습니다.

- 또한 이 프로젝트는 정치적 목적이 아닌 인류애적 관점에서 진행되고 있어, 정치적인 목적으로 이 프로젝트를 활용하시려는 경우에도 참여가 제한될 수 있습니다.

- 이 외 사회공헌 활동의 일환으로 프로젝트 후원을 원하시면 tree@treepla.net으로 문의해주시기 바랍니다.

09. 입금을 했는데 참여자 명단에서 보이지 않고, 입금 확인이 되지 않습니다.

- 참여신청 정보(입금자명, 입금액, 입금일)와 실제 입금 정보에 차이가 있어, 입금 확인이 되지 않은 참여 내용은 현재 ‘참여자’ 명단에 반영되지 않습니다.

- 입금 확인이 되지 않는 분들은 실제 입금 정보에 맞춰 참여신청을 신규로 작성해주시기 바랍니다. (입금 후에도 참여신청이 가능하며, 1~2일 후 입금 확인이 가능합니다)

- 올바른 정보로 참여신청을 하셨는데도 입금 확인이 되지 않는 경우에는 tree@treepla.net으로 연락 주시기 바랍니다.