Charity Bazaar 2016 announced

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Charity Bazaar 2016 announced

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Dear IWC friends,
The International Women’s club of Sofia (IWC) is pleased to inform you that preparations are underway for its 22nd Annual Charity Bazaar, scheduled to take place from 10:30 until 19:00 on Sunday, 4th December 2016 at the IWC Charity Bazaar Official Venue — IEC.
Every year the Annual Charity Bazaar provides an opportunity for countries to proudly showcase their handmade crafts, music, souvenirs, folklore, national cuisine, clothing, literature, culture and tradition. At last year’s bazaar there were 70 stalls, 49 of which were representing 52 countries, 11 charities and 10 IWC Stalls. 1,200 volunteers worked to make this happen and more than 8,000 people visited the bazaar. The IWC is extremely proud that now in its 22nd year, the annual charity bazaar is a long standing favourite with the people of Sofia.
Thanks to the funds collected during the 21st Annual Bazaar, the Charity Foundation of IWC-Sofia was able to fund 23 projects — four new and eighteen ongoing projects. The total amount of financial support was approximately BGN 350,000 and it will affect the lives of over 2,500 people from the most vulnerable social groups in Bulgaria.
A few examples provide a glimpse of this: the IWC Charity Foundation is one of the biggest donors to the Soup Kitchen of Sofia, where from December to the end of March more than 1,700 people on very low income, including those with disabilities, are offered food each day. Another project receiving funds by the IWC Charity foundation with a national impact is Teach For Bulgaria, which helps children in Bulgaria to gain access to quality education through encouraging and preparing capable and ambitious young people to become inspiring teachers and leaders in our educational system and society.
In Bulgaria on average between 100 and 150 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. IWC Sofia believes that every child deserves to receive medical and psychological support in a timely manner. This is the reason for IWC’s continuous support of the Association of Children with Onco-haematological Diseases.
The IWC Charity Foundation also supports a music and art projects. Music and art have a great impact on children’s early development, and children from smaller, remote towns or from social institutions are given the opportunity to develop their talents and to become more confident.
Amongst some of the newest projects supported by IWC-Sofia is Kofoeds School. This is an independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation that works for the social integration of the mentally challenged through teaching and promoting their self-reliance and independence.
The full list of all projects supported by the IWC-Sofia is available on this page in the Charity Projects section.
The new Donor Reward Scheme has also been announced. Any help on your behalf will be greatly appreciated! For more information, please, go to the Charity Bazaar 2016 section.