[COVID-19] ‘Love in Deed and Truth’ into Practice Through Voluntary Fundraising
Donations accumulated to 10million won on March 2nd with donations continuing until March 8th
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On March 1st, a post was uploaded on an anonymous university community app, also known as ‘Everytime’ with the title: ‘We are collecting donations from Hanyang University students for COVID-19 aid.’ This post was written by a student named Cho Sung-jae, who decided to raise funds to help those who are in need to fight the COVID-19 virus by emulating Hanyang University’s Motto, ‘Love in Deed and Truth.’ The organizers behind this fundraiser are students Cho Sung-jae (Department of Policy, Class of ’19), Kim Do-young (Department of Policy, Class of ’16), Shin Hyo-jung (Department of Policy, Class of ’17), and Park Eun-bin (Department of Policy ’19).
The first round of fundraisers was supposed to be held from March 1st to March 8th, with the goal to raise two million won. However, due to the students’ keen interests and active donations, they were able to reach its goal of raising two million won after just two hours of uploading the post. A vote on how the donations would be done and to where the donations would be given were done through KakaoTalk’s Open Chatroom system, and the two million won that was collected was donated to the ‘Community Chest of Korea, Daegu Branch’ under the name ‘The Students of Hanyang University.’
For the second round of donations, the organizers expected to raise around eight million won by the 8th, but just like the first round of donations, around 10-million won was successfully raised in just a day of uploading the post about the second round of donations. By March 2nd, 8 P.M., a total of 1,0841,583 won was raised with 566 students who participated in the fundraiser. Because the donations are continuously being raised in a faster manner than anticipated, there isn’t a specific amount of money that has been set as the target goal for the third round of fundraisers, but the organizers plan to donate everything that has been given by the 9th.
All fundraisers are given under the name, ‘The Students of Hanyang University’ and all matters concerning donations, such as where the donations would be given away, are done after careful negotiations through a KakaoTalk Open Chatroom where everyone is identified according to their real names. Students can send their donation money to this bank account: 3333-15-2756575, KakaoBank (Cho Sung-jae). Bank statements and a list of depositors can be checked on the Everytime app.
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