The annual International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) 2010 held on 4 December 2010 brought together representatives from 30 embassies, Mrs. Adamkiene Foundation, Medical Diagnostic centre and others in an effort to gather money for the selected charities.
Each embassy had a stand selling specialties and souvenirs from their home country. In addition, the Norwegian embassy had a separate stand to sell smoked fish, the Irish stand sold their well-known Irish coffees, the German stand offered their waffles and famous gluhwein and of course there was IWAV’s own bake sale stand with home-made cakes from the ladies of the International Community. In keeping with the yearly tradition ICCB 2010 had a book stand selling second-hand books, CD’s etc, the Art stand – Four Winds – selling paintings and the ‘Good as New’ stand selling ‘gently used or un-wanted gifts’. And let’s not forget the jolly Santa, Quattro Canti chorus singing carols and a performance for the little attendees by the well known clown Mr.Arcade!
IWAV produced a CD of International Family Favorite Recipes. This CD contains 140 recipes from around the world and is illustrated with children’s drawings from several International schools of Vilnius.
The Organising Committee was delighted that the former President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus and his wife Alma Adamkienė, and mayor of Vilnius Vilius Navickas with wife Jolanta Navickas were able to attend. Gunilla Possenius who originally started the bazaar at the Town Hall came all the way from Sweden with her husband to take part in ICCB 2010.
ICCB 2011 Beneficiaries
304,000 litas was raised for the following beneficiaries:
- Kaunas Medical University Clinic
- Vilnius Residential Home for Children and Youth
- Ekklesia Charity Foundation
- Vilnius University Children’s Oncology unit
- Kijeliu Home for Severely Disabled Children (specialusis ugdymo centras)
- Alantos Nursing Home for the elderly
- Children and Youth Day Care Centre “Musu Namelai”
- Lithuanian Training Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired
ICCB 2010 PHOTO GALLERY
Beneficiaries 2010 Before and After Photos
ICCB 2010 Sponsors
Special thanks for generous contribution from:
Vilniaus energija, Elvaami, Ukio bankas, Roche, Linea, Danfoss, Teo, Peter Morris
Serfas, Delta, Danske Bankas, Viltechna, Nordea, Strategic Staff Solutions, VISUS PLENUS, Expoline VšĮ Vilniaus rotušė (City Hall) Rasa Incerauskaite, VKS Reklama, FLEXPRO, Apsaugos komanda
JC Decaux, PUBLICUM, REPRO, SHAKESPEARE HOTEL, Švedijos verslo centras, Biuro pasaulis, VDI REKLAMA, AISV, FINNAIR, AJ Image group, Rasitos Rauckienės grožio ir terapijos studija, Hotel Tilto, NESTLE LITHUANIA, AGA bookshop, PALINK,IKI, Medicinos diagnostikos centras LINGUA PERFECTA, STATOIL, Deloitte, ALANDEKO, Norwegian Air Shuttle, NOVOTEL, Helens
RADISSON Blue Vilnius, Oreivystes centras, Sura Korean restaurant Vytautas Zilius, French embassy, Holyday Inn, Kirpimo meistrai, YSK, Swedish embassy, Vilnius International school, Franko salonas Japanese embassy/ Labuki, Pricewaterhouse coupers, BITE