Koç Holding chair calls for book donation
A statement released by Koç Holding said Koç released the message to raise awareness towards charity and donation.
“Remember that such special days can also be evaluated as an opportunity for donation, not only for shopping. You can visit the website ihtiyacharitasi.org and donate books or you can put a smile on someone’s face by meeting their need,” the statement released on the holding’s social media accounts said.
In an article on Feb. 14, daily Hürriyet columnist Ertuğrul Özkök mentioned the importance of Koç’s statement, adding that he called him and said: “Let’s do it over two days. Today is Valentine’s Day and tomorrow is Book Giving Day.”
Koç reportedly said the idea was great.
“If I were a humorist, I would have many issues to deal with. For example, ‘Which book shall I read for my lover? ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ or ‘Story of O?’ Shall I tell my lover that I went to donate a book and return tomorrow? All jokes aside, I loved such a message on such a day. It makes one feel better regardless of age,” Özkök said.