Every year the Annual Charity Bazaar provides an opportunity for countries to proudly showcase their handmade crafts, music, souvenirs, folklore, national cuisine, clothing, literature and now even culture and tradition. At the 2017 Charity Bazaar 56 countries were represented and 86 stalls.
Although the Bazaar presents us with a day of fun and entertainment, it also serves as the principal source of funding for the IWC’s selected charity projects. Thanks to the generous support of our embassies, donor community, as well as local and foreign businesses, the money raised in 2017 was over 373,000.00 BGN.
Dear members, Isn’t the sense of achievement the most wonderful feeling? All of us should be feeling it after our successful bazaar execution. Words cannot express my happiness and gratitude towards every single person that was under the Inter Expo Center roof last Sunday. The IWC Board, the Bazaar team headed by the able and …
Dear ladies, We should be very proud to be members of the International Women’s Club, research was carried out by our own Sponsors Coordinator Diana Michaels-Christopher and it was established that the IWC-Sofia is the only women’s organisation in the World that raises such a significant amount of money (nearly 200,000 EUR) for charity in …
Dear ladies, In the last month the IWC has been buzzing with activities thanks to your ideas and participation – so many members are getting involved in the club activities and the IWC projects are rapidly progressing. Since the office opening day, there has been members there daily, working or having various meetings. It was …
Dear Ladies from IWC,
Once again, I would like to thank you for your donation of BGN 10,620 to Star of Hope Foundation for 2014. As I mentioned in my Preliminary Donation Report, your donation has been used to cover the expenses for the salary of our social worker in the Halfway House for Girls 18+ without parental care, leaving social institution.
Throughout 2014, our social worker has worked with the girls in the following main areas:
Finding a Job
Responsibility on the Work Place
Budgeting and Saving Money
Planning the Future After Leaving the Halfway House
as well as holding discussions on topics like,
Dealing with Conflicts
Utilizing Free Time
Dealing with Anger
Hygiene, Outer Appearance.
An unforgettable moment for the whole of Star of Hope Foundation and a reward for our team’s efforts was to see Vyara and Katya, former residents of Star of Hope’s Halfway House, graduate and holding their diplomas at the Graduation Ceremony in December 2014. They both graduated from the “J. Filaretova” Medical College. Currently Vyara is working as a Laboratory worker in the First City Hospital in Sofia. Katya has worked in one pharmacy as an assistant pharmacist but has left this job and is currently getting ready to start a new job in another pharmacy. Their success is success not only for Star of Hope, but for IWC as well. Together, we can make a difference!
The names in this text have been changed deliberately.
Emilia Manolova, Founder and Director, Star of Hope Foundation