4th Bargain Basement @ UTAR Sungai Long Campus

27 Jun 2022Berita IOI

Since Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (Yayasan TSLSC) Executive Director Datin Joanne Wong mooted the idea of decluttering and selling pre-loved items via Bargain Basement, the social enterprise launched in 2016 has thus far donated RM526,844 to 33 charity organisations.

We welcomed our fourth Bargain Basement in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long campus on 27 June 2022 after launching the third outlet in UTAR Kampar Campus five months ago. Datin Joanne and Yayasan TSLSC Senior Executive CSR cum Retail Ms Elain Teoh worked long and hard with UTAR’s Student Affairs Department on picking the ideal location, organising and planning the setting, publicising the outlet to UTAR students via social media and encouraging the students to declutter and donate their pre-loved items, and more. All the efforts certainly paid off. The outlet was launched to the beating of Chinese drums, cymbals, and gongs as UTAR’s Wushu Club students celebrated the auspicious event with a vigorous lion dance performance.

Together with UTAR President Ir Professor Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Vice President (Student Development & Alumni Relations) Professor Dr Choong Chee Keong, Datin Joanne proudly unveiled a platform for UTAR students that will also allow them to learn how to plan, source for items, promote and operate the outlet.