Welcome to the home of the Vilnius International Christmas Charity Bazaar
Last year we were delighted to hold our 15th annual event on the 2nd December 2017 at the Vilnius Rotušė, under the kind patronage of Mrs. Silvija Skvernele, the spouse of the Prime Minister, and honourable ambassador Mrs Alma Adamkiene, former First Lady of Lithuania.
The Bazaar, organised by the International Women’s Association of Vilnius (IWAV) in cooperation with the international diplomatic and business communities and Lithuanian friends, has become the unofficial start to the Christmas season.
Altogether the International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) has raised more than more than 1 million Euros since 2003 for the benefit Lithuanian charities. More than 40 Embassies and organisations participate each year, joining hundreds of volunteers and IWAV members in the organisation of the event. Last year more than 5000 people visited Vilnius Town Hall on the day of the event.
Hundreds of contributors help the organisers prepare hand-made crafts, souvenirs and Christmas treats for the Bazaar. These gifts are offered in exchange for a donation to the beneficiaries, who are carefully vetted and selected by the organising committee. Visitors to the event can participate in a lottery to win exciting prizes donated by sponsors and enjoy live entertainment, as they search for unusual and traditional gifts from around the world. All of the money collected at the Christmas Bazaar and related activities is donated to the beneficiaries.
ICCB 2018 Potential Beneficiaries
Raseiniai Day Center Center for Disabled
Mother Theresa Family Home, Siauliai
Kindergarten Nendre, Vilnius
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Vilnius
Vilnius Social Club for Street Children, Vilnius
Vilijampole Social Care Home, Kaunas
Rusne Special School,Kuposkio
Vilkpedes Hospital, Vilnius