Chinese student group offers flea market bargains
A flea market – with all items priced between a dollar and $5 – will be held next week at the University of Oregon's Erb Memorial Union, and proceeds will be used for a sustainability project next summer by the Chinese Philanthropic Leadership Association.
The flea market will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. It is open to all UO faculty, staff and students.
The Chinese Philanthropic Leadership Association – a student group on campus – says in its announcement of the flea market that the money raised will help "make a world a better place."
The CPLA – which claims to be the first UO student group focused on philanthropic leadership – has a mission of helping Chinese students become future leaders in China by getting them involved in philanthropic work as students. Among its current work is a project to reduce educational resource waste in China by recycling printed educational materials and equipment from urban Chinese schools, and donating them to under-resourced schools in rural China.
More information about the group is available on its website.