▲ Charity bazaar is held in front of the Student Hall
A charity bazaar for support payments was held in front of the Student Hall on Thursday, Nov. 7. This charity bazaar was hosted by UOS Community Welfare Center. From Nov. 4 to 6, they set up a table in front of the Student Hall to receive donations such as clothing, books, etc. This charity bazaar had a special meaning, because volunteers sold things that were donated by the members of the campus, local residents, and sponsors to make support payments. The sales revenue of the bazaar will be used for the welfare service that provide well-being food.
Although UOS Community Welfare Center received a small amount of donations, they scraped up more than one million won after selling the donated items. They also sold various food such as steamed buns, sausages, cookies, and teas that were cooked by elders of the welfare center. In addition, they sold pot stands and picture frames that were made by local residents. An anonymous who participated in the bazaar said, “I learned that there is a community welfare center in our university from this bazaar. I hope they host more programs in the years ahead.”
Before this bazaar, the Jang-an Community Welfare Center and Chungchoon Story already held several bazaars. “Since UOS Community Welfare Center is a newcomer in bazaars, this bazaar is comparatively smaller than previous ones. Therefore, we will try to catch up to them by having other programs,” said Jeon Jae-ho, a social worker at UOS Community Welfare Center.
Besides the bazaar, there were also various programs which men and women of all ages could enjoy. The Student Counseling Center held a survey on the students about the causes of and solutions to stress. As they gave away free popcorn to every student who participated in the survey, many students took part in the survey. Also, they offered the mole game for students to relieve their stress. Likewise, the Dongdaemun Health Center held a mental-health quiz program and a letter-writing event.