Helping Fathers Reunite With Their Kids

Campaign Created by: Marakuna LLC
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Goal : $100,000

Raised : $155

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There are millions of fathers around the world who have lost contact with their kids. This is often due to divorce, parental alienation, or a sequence of life events. These men receive little to no support during these dark and extremely uncertain times taking many of them down a path to suicide as they lose hope with each year that goes by not seeing their kids.

Children need both their mothers and their fathers. There is a crisis taking place in the US with 1 in every 4 children living without their father. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, children from fatherless homes account for:

  • 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institution
  • 63 percent of youth suicides
  • 90 percent of all homeless and runaway youths
  • 75 percent of adolescent patients in substance abuse centers
My name is Garry Junkuhn and I am a father to teenage two sons. After an intensely painful sequence of life events, I lost total contact with them for a period of over three years. They were 9 and 12 at the time. The pain and suffering in the early stages of not seeing my boys nearly destroyed me. There was a thread holding my life together taking me to the verge of bankruptcy, hospitalization, and thoughts of suicide. Fast forward three years and the impossible took place, I managed to find a path to reunite with my sons! They are now 16 and 19 and we have a deep and loving relationship. The wounds and terrible toxicity of the past have also been healed between myself and my ex-wife and are now able to work harmoniously together to raise our children.

This is one of the reasons why I started 100k Fathers. To provide these men with a community of fathers that understand their suffering, provide them support, and give them hope through the shared stories of hope from the fathers that have reunited with their kids. 

We do not turn away a father that is looking for support. Although the vast majority of the fathers in the community are Christian, we welcome fathers from every faith. There is no cost to the fathers to join this community and receive support. 

The vision to start 100k Fathers came to me at the start of the pandemic in 2020. I had no idea back then how I would find the fathers and how I would help them. I just started reaching out to fathers through Facebook groups and hearing their stories. This has progressed to fathers from 7 countries now finding 100k Fathers through word of mouth and paid campaigns. 

Now that the community platform is in place and structures to help and support the fathers, we are looking to raise $100,000. This will help us to find and support over 1000 fathers that have lost contact with their children. Every $100 allows us to find another father and provide support in the form of the online community, group calls, workshops, tools, and resources to rebuild their lives and relationships.

100k Fathers is run as a non-profit with every $ received goes towards finding fathers and running our community. I started Marakuna LLC as a way to receive funds until I find a way to set up 100k Fathers as a charity not only in the US but in the major countries around the world. Marakuna means Children in Kichwa. This is the language spoken by the Amazonia indigenous tribe of hunters and gatherers that I lived with in Ecuador during one of the months that I did not see my sons. 

"Finding 100k fathers has helped get me through one of the darkest most unexpected tragedies a father will ever face that being having his children removed. The support, wisdom, and experience shared in this group has enlightened and guided me to a more positive and hopeful place that someday things will turn around and when they do I will be ready" Tyler S. 

My dream and mission is to reunite 100,000 fathers with their kids.

Your prayers for these fathers along with help that anyone can give would be so appreciated.

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