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OSA holds charity book sale to support orphan education
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) organized a used book sale to raise funds to support the education of orphans. The event was held at the university's Student Center from September 15 to 23.
Prior to the campaign, OSA's Community Services volunteers collected more than 1000 books donated by the AUS community. The volunteers helped in categorizing, displaying and selling the books at the Student Center. A good amount of donations was generated from the book sale, which is mainly from students who were enthusiastic to buy the books at a very reasonable price. The proceeds were directed to the Orphan Education Fund.
Faisal Abdel Malak, a junior Management Information Systems student who volunteered throughout the campaign said, "The book sale this year was very successful; I personally enjoyed helping the students find the books they needed and it is very rewarding to know that my efforts will help support an orphan in need."
"The student turnout for the book sale is very positive. A good thing about the book sale is the multifaceted benefits we gain. Through the book sale, we are able to perform charity work by supporting an orphan's education, we help save the environment by reusing books and students are able to save some money for their textbooks. We are so thankful and proud of our student volunteers who are behind the success of this campaign," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.