My 3rd year at Holiday Head Start!
For those that are not familiar with HHS, it is the official philanthropy program of the Asian American Student Association at the University of Oklahoma. It’s goal is to provide a holiday meal and celebration to underprivileged families from the surrounding city. A major portion of the funding for this came from Asian Food Fair, AASA’s largest event on campus where it provides a venue of authentic Asian cuisine from ethnic restaurants in a buffet-styled environment at an affordable price of ($5). Other fundings came from organizations such as Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association, College of Education, and restaurants nearby.
I’ve been doing this for three years. It alway brings me joy to see families having a pleasant experience knowing that they may not be able to have that during these harsh economic times. I’m also impressed by how much AASA does to the community overall; not only are they providing an experience for college students, but the profits derived from the food fair go straight to the philanthropy event, meaning AASA made no financial gains from any of this.