Last week, the Undergraduate Commerce Society (UCS) organized their annual “Five Days of Giving” event. All the events took place in the Kaneff building and Student Centre, and all proceeds from the week-long event went to Operation Christmas Child, an initiative being led by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization.
The first day was dedicated to collecting toys for a toy drive, the second day they collected School Supplies, the third day there was a Henna station, on the fourth day there was a de-stressor event where students made tie-dye t-shirts, and on the last day there was also a volunteer wrap-up where all the attendees volunteered at local charities and collected items to be packed for delivery on Saturday.
Maryem Abbas, UCS’ Creative and Promotion Director, stated that, “each year we choose a different charity and this year we chose Operation Christmas Child. The Undergraduate Commerce society is aiming to help students work with the community around them”.
When asked about their future aim with the event, UCS’ Chief Branding Officer Asheesh envisioned that the event will “help engage our members with the community” and that “children that don’t get toys for Christmas otherwise will get supplies and toys that will help them.” The UCS is in its fourth year of hosting the week-long event, and hope to host it again next year with another charity.