Mandu K Street - Employee Relief Fund COVID-19

Mandu is a family-owned and operated Korean restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C. 

As vulnerable as this may put me, please understand that I am not doing this fund as a manager on behalf of his employees or an employee on behalf of his boss. These actions are a reflection of the one value that I strive to honor each and everyday-- and that's family.

Family, in the sense that I am fortunate enough to be working for one as incredible as the Lee family, who have not one, but two generations of chefs (Danny and Mama Lee) cooking in the kitchen. Family, in the sense that my older brother (yes, my actual sibling) works alongside me in the same restaurant with two other co-workers who also happen to be brother and sister. Family, in the sense that we are fortunate enough to serve folks who care deep enough about us to invite us to their cookouts, birthdays, weddings, and even witness them start a family of their own.

That is what this restaurant has provided me since I started here in 2013. But now, for the first time, I'm at a point where I can't give back. And it stresses me. But that's why I have created this page because I'm certain that we can make an impact together.

It is already well documented how COVID-19 has affected and continues to affect the restaurant industry and its workers. Any donations placed towards this fund will go directly to our unemployed staff so that they can hopefully remain afloat in these difficult times. 

Thank you so much to those who have already shown an overwhelming amount of support for Mandu.
And to those who are considering contributing to our fund now, thank you so, so much.

Amidst all the negativity that is swirling around the world, the positivity of our neighbors, friends, and family have kept us focused on the brighter days that are to come. 

On behalf of my family to yours, with much love-
Thank you.


Donations (44)

  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jamie Dorner
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 4 yrs
  • Victoria Mulroy
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Matt & Katie Craft
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs


Beau Kim
Washington D.C., DC

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