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While studying abroad in Shanghai, Drew took the initiative to visit two factories and investigate firsthand the conditions of the factories and the workplace by interviewing workers and management (bringing along a couple Chinese speaking friends and fellow students). From there we made a need assessment for the workers (they had little dorm/workplace warmth in the mid of winter), then we raised awareness within the NYU Shanghai abroad community and ECNU (Chinese campus we study at).  In the end the effort snowballed into a team of 20 people (Chinese and NYU students), we raised over $4000 in less than 3 weeks through bake sales, raffles, asking people on the street, holding up signs outside the ECNU (Chinese campus we studied in) cafeteria during peak times, direct donations from friends/family back home or fellow students.  This allowed us to buy them 150 coats, 150 personal heaters and an entertainment system which benefits the lives of up to 700 workers between the two factories.  Now Drew and others are in the works of trying to start a non-profit that helps factory workers in developing nations, starting with China. P.A.L - Project Assembly Line. 

E-mail: contactyourpal@gmail.com if you want to help out or donate!

Thank you.

read more on USA Today: http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/study-abroad/nyu-students-ease-winter-chill-loneliness-for-chinese-factory-workers 

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