Presidential office holds charity bazaar for underprivileged
The presidential office held a charity bazaar to raise money for underprivileged people, official sources said Saturday.
The event held in front of the main reception center attracted 10,000 visitors including residents of nearby neighborhoods and family members of employees working at the executive office.
President Lee Myung-bak donated a briefcase and necktie, while first lady Kim Yoon-ok contributed a vest and two handmade dolls.
Sources said the briefcase, which the president took on many foreign state visits, fetched 6 million won ($5,120) while the dolls brought in 2.5 million won.
The president's office said all proceeds from the bazaar will be given to underprivileged people like elderly citizens living alone, teenagers who are responsible for the running of households and people suffering from debilitating diseases. (Yonhap)