SAHS students deliver donations to orphanage in style
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Students from Seoul American High School and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority delivered donations and various supplies for kids in Namsan-won, an orphanage located near Namsan, May 20.
It would have been a typical go-and-give donation event if not for the support of the Yongsan Motorcycle Club, the Road Dragons. The bikers volunteered to provide a motorcycle escort to make the event more special and memorable for the orphans.
The event was organized by the SAHS student council as part of their 2012 project to provide donations to those who need help and care.
William Parker, CCOM Sensor Master Tech for 1st Signal Brigade, felt blessed to participate in the ride..
"This is what everybody should do," said Parker. "If everybody volunteers to help society as members of society, we will be living in a better world."
They brought numerous bags of products for donations. Contents were mostly daily necessities and toiletries. They also donated toys, dolls and clothing that were sorted by age groups.
"Kids here have negative memories about adults since they were either abandoned or abused by them," said Park, Jin-sung, elementary school teacher in Namsan-won. She continued with problems and hardships that the orphanage endures and how much they need help from society. She didn't forget words of appreciation to those who donated.
"I thank everybody who gives us even a little help," Park said. "Without being told or asked, they always come fill what we need. Kids need help. They need to build relationships with society and other people to open up their minds to the world."