UW Night Market

Estimated Amount to be requested from the CSF: $400

Letter of Intent:

Dear University of Washington,

We are the Taiwanese Student Association (TSA). TSA contains 40 active officers, and each year we host the annual UW Night Market on Red Square, where we invite over 15 vendors and attracts more than 6,000 attendees. This year we will be hosting the Night Market on May 9th, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Every year TSA always encounter recycling and waste issue, where our attendees are not aware of the trashcan they are throwing, as well as how to sort their trash.

This year, TSA is aiming at providing 1 - 2 workers at each garbage station to ensure participants are sorting their garbages correctly. We will also include a slide of garbage waste and recycling information. In addition, we will film a short video educating the public of recyle waste and share it on our website as well as providing it at our will call booth station.

Each year TSA had spend $200 out of $15,300 facility budget on recycling and waste (garbage stations), and last year we were fined $180 because of poor waste control.

This year's budget breakdown for recycling and waste is as follows:

  • Recycling and waste (garbage stations): $200
  • Director/Filming: $100
  • Recruiting garbage station workers: $50
  • Craft/printing/miscellaneous: $50

$200 + $100 + $50 + $50 = $400

This year's program rundown is as follows:

  • 7 AM - 5 PM: Set-Up
  • 5 PM: All Tents/Vendors set. All garbage stations set. Workers set.
  • 5:30 PM: Event starts
  • 6:10 PM: Guest Speaker
  • 6:30 PM: Performances  
  • 7:30 PM: 2nd Shift Volunteers/Workers.
  • 10:15 PM: Vendors check out.
  • 10:30 PM: Event ends.
  • 10:30 - 12:00 AM: Clean-Up.

Any level of support will greatly help reduce the financial burden on us as a student organization, especially that this year's school funding had been reduced dramatically. 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Primary Contact First & Last Name: Helen Yang