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Share Ground’s 3rd Auction Fundraiser
Written by Yenah Jang | Published. 2016.09.24 13:30 | Count : 1071

On August 20th, 2016, Share Ground, an organization formed of students who want to give a “helping hand” to people who face difficulties throughout the world, held their third annual fundraiser in Nonhyeondong, Seoul.

This was not the first time Share Ground had made an attempt to enhance public welfare. In the last two years, Share Ground had made several achievements with different members who joined each year. In the first year, 2014, Share Ground donated 3 million won to the bereaved families who lost their children from the traumatizing Sewol Ferry Incident because the incident took place in April of the same year. They then donated the rest of their items to a children's organization.

In the second year, Share Ground raised 5 million won and donated it to the Nepal embassy because of the earthquake in Nepal that caused millions of deaths in 2015. From this donation, Irene Lee, the representor of Share Ground was invited to Nepal to receive a certificate recognizing and thanking Share Ground’s donation.

From then on, Share Ground decided to allow their participants to vote on a donation site of their preferences by providing them with different options. To do so, two students were chosen to write reasons on why their proposed places for donation are support worthy. Then, on the day of the fundraiser, the two students’ essays were hung up, and the participants were allowed to vote to the site they preferred.

The Share Ground members went through vigorous preparation in order to render their event successful. The members first sorted out all the donated items they received into two categories: items that could be sold and items that were too old or damaged to sell. Then they listed all the sellable items, writing descriptions for each item to allow the participants to gain specific information about it. The students also carefully calculated the number of people and amount of money needed for different booths and meticulously planned the schedule of the event.

On the day of the fundraiser, the students got together several hours prior to the auction to move all the items to the chosen location, originally a large buffet restaurant. After carefully checking the order of the items once again, they adjusted the furniture in the location to make the location look like an auction house.

When the time for the event approached, the participants were able to choose the items of their interests by writing down the numbers assigned to the different items. Then, with a staff member, the participants negotiated to determine the price of the items they wanted to buy. During intermission, the students went around to ask the participants if they were willing to be members of the Share Ground NGO, which Share Ground set as a goal.

The participants also had time to look closely at the items they were interested in, comparing sizes and color to their tastes. Negotiations of prices continued from then on, and at the end of the auction fundraiser, Share Ground was able to collect a total of 1,881,000 won.

After the votes are sorted out, the collected money will be donated to one of the two sites that won more votes. This auction fundraiser was successful because of all the staff members’ hard work and all the participants’ active support. It is hoped that Share Ground achieves in becoming a nongovernmental organization to spread more positive influences throughout the world to those in need.
 










Yenah Jang
Grade 11
Chadwick International School

Yenah Jang  student_reporter@dherald.com

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  • Tim Kim 2016-11-28 11:48:17

    Thanks for reporting 'Share Ground’s 3rd Auction Fundraiser'! It's good to see that young students participate in such community service to share love by putting lots of efforts and time. I hope this fundraising would continue and more students would participate to learn sharing love.   삭제

    • Holy 2016-11-28 11:17:29

      기부와 나눔의 실천이 개인의 삶을 풍요롭고 가치있게 변화시킨다고 생각해요. 이렇게 어린니이에 기부와 나눔의 삶을 살아가는 학생들이 넘 대견하네요. 주변은 물론 나아가서 지구촌의 미래를 밝히는 이런 프로젝트가 계속 되기를 소망합니다.   삭제

      • 김현승 2016-11-27 22:17:13

        다가오는 겨울의 추위도 잊게 할 만큼 훈훈한 기사네요. 2014년 세월호, 2015년 네팔, 그리고 올해도 이어지는 선행들.. 주위를 둘러보며 도움의 손길을 내어주는 마음씨를 가진 청소년들이 자랑스럽습니다.   삭제

        • 권봉원 2016-11-27 15:44:08

          마음 따뜻해지는 기사 잘 읽었습니다. 계획부터 실천하는 과정 모두가 너무 기특하고 대견하네요~ 앞으로도 꾸준히 잘 운영되길 바랄게요~   삭제

          • Yeriel Kang 2016-11-27 14:42:59

            The students were really kind to those who were poor!Thank you for telling such wonderful stories.   삭제

            • 김윤서 2016-11-27 12:13:45

              학생들이 자체적으로 뜻을 세우고 실천하는 모습 참 보기 좋습니다 계속 잘 운영되길 기원합니다!   삭제

              • 이서연 2016-11-27 11:25:25

                자신의 것을 나누며 살줄 아는 청소년이란 사실만으로도 가슴이 뜨거워지네요. 소외되고 사회적 약자들에게 지속적인 관심과 내밀어준 손만큼 따뜻한 선물은 없다고 생각해요. 그런 따뜻한 마음이 밀알되어 더욱 풍성해질 우리의 내일이 그려지고 소망되어집니다. 이런 따뜻한 소식 나눠줘서 감사합니다~   삭제

                • 한승희 2016-11-27 09:26:56

                  좋은 뜻을 가진 행동하는 젊은이들이 있으니 대한민국의 미래에서 희망을 봅니다.   삭제

                  • 공선민 2016-11-27 06:32:30

                    이런 기부가 있었다니...참 좋은 소식이네요~
                    힘든사람들에게 사랑을 나눠줄줄아는 사람들이 많은 세상이 되길 바랍니다~
                    좋은 기사 감사^^~   삭제

                    • 김지나 2016-11-26 20:09:23

                      도움의 손길이 필요한 사람들에게 정말 유익할거같습니다   삭제

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