Members of the Engineering Society at KDU Penang University College are holding a charity event called Rudolph’s Shoebox from 16th November until 19th December to celebrate the season. The students have also taken an environmentally-friendly approach by building a Christmas tree out of 2,000 plastic water bottles. Rudolph’s Shoebox encourages students and staff to place gifts around the Christmas tree placed in the foyer, which will be donated to the Penang Cheshire Home and the Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home.
“This event was meant to raise awareness for the environment and to give back to society,” Lee Beng Aun, Chairman of Rudolph’s Shoebox said.
“They put in a lot of effort, had great teamwork, and even stayed back till really late for several nights before the event,” said Dr Yeap Gik Hong, Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Built Environment. “I think they did a great job, and I’m very proud of them.”
“The sustainable Christmas tree is a demonstration of the spirit of Christmas in giving back to the world in which we live,” said Dr Brian Imrie, Associate Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor of KDU Penang University College.
The Christmas tree will remain in the foyer until the 26th of December, and will be open for receiving donations and gifts until the 19th of December.