Handmade Happy Furniture Store (핸드메이드 행복가구점)

Countries: 
Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Cheongsong-gun Volunteering Center, Local senior centers
Type of Implementer(s): 
NGO
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
I-6 (Eradication of poverty)
I-7 (Income security, social protection/social security and poverty prevention)
Description: 

A nationwide competition for social volunteering projects in 2013 awarded the best prize to the "Handmade Happy Furniture Store" in Cheongsong-gun. The Cheongsong-gun volunteering center launched the programme where older persons volunteer to repair damaged or abandoned furnitures and deliver them to the underprivileged households in the local community. The programme aims to fully utilize the woodcraft skills of senior citizens.