Welcome to the home of the Vilnius International Christmas Charity Bazaar
This 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.
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 2017 Beneficiaries
1 Visaginas Children Support centre – Lift
2 Vilnius Ciauskutis Special Nursery and Kindergarten –
“Path of Music” outdoor playground
3 Mariampole Suvalkijos Socialines Globos Namai – Multi sensory room
4 Vilnius Children and youth day center “Musu Nameliai” – Premises maintenance
5 Vilnius Lithuanian autism association “Rain Children” –
Educational tools & sensory integration equipment
6 Vilnius Crisis Pregnancy Center – Storage boxes
7 Alizava Kupiškio r. Alizavos pagrindinė mokykla –
New floor, adjustable desks, chairs, poufs etc.
8 Siauliai Center for Palliative care and Nursing – Disabled transport vehicle
9 Vilnius “Aidas” Center – Outdoor play- and sport ground
10 Klaipeda City Care Home – Nursing beds, mattresses, wheelchairs