S-OIL announced on Sept. 4 that it held a charity event “Sharing Songpyeon with S-OIL” on the occasion of Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving Day, at the Seongsan Social Welfare Center, Ewha Womans University in Mapo-gu, Seoul.
CEO Al-Qahtani and around 100 officers and employees of S-OIL made "songpyeon," or half-moon-shaped rice cake, and offered it along with gift packages containing groceries and daily necessities to 800 low-income households in the Mapo area, including recipients of the National Basic Livelihood Security, single-parent families, disabled people and elderly people living alone.
Al Qahtani, who was appointed to the CEO of S-OIL in June, participated in his first charity event for Chuseok in Korea. He introduced himself using his Korean name Ha Se-in. “My Korean name means I am a person who shares good fortune with generosity. I want to share the fortune with the S-OIL family and local community to make everyone happy” he said.
After delivering Chuseok gift packages to low income families, Al Qahtani added, “Our act of kindness will make Korea a better society where everyone is happy to live. S-OIL will continue to deliver warmth to our neighbors who have to spend the holidays alone.”
S-OIL has held a "tteokguk-serving" charity event on the Lunar New Year's Day and a songpyeon-sharing event on Chuseok for the last 13 years since 2007 to help local residents have a warm holiday season.