International Charity Bazaar promises a unique experience for good causes

08:33 | 04/11/2019 Society

(VEN) - The Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City, whose members are volunteers from many diplomatic missions, will organize the 26th International Charity Bazaar on November 9,  at the Adora Convention Centre.

international charity bazaar promises a unique experience for good causes

This bazaar is a unique experience. Not only do customers have the opportunity to buy a wide range of interesting international goods and food items, the event will be embellished with a program of cultural entertainment featuring classical dance performances from India, Indonesia and Thailand, a jazz guitarist from the UK, an accomplished quartet, a Thai boxing demonstration and other performing arts.

As in previous years, tickets to enter the popular Raffle Draw will be on sale at 50,000 VND each, and among the many prizes are stays at deluxe resorts and hotels in many famous locations throughout Vietnam, spa packages, lunch or dinner vouchers in luxury restaurants in Saigon, a Vietnam Airlines ticket and much more. Every prize in the raffle is worth at least US$100. The prize tickets will be drawn by the Consul Generals from participating countries.

Last year, the Consular Club celebrated 25 years of support of charity projects to enhance the lives of disadvantaged people in Southern Vietnam with particular focus on aid for orphans, the disabled, the elderly and minority groups. All Consular Club members are unpaid volunteers and all profits from the bazaar go directly to the projects.

With USD70,000 raised at the 2018 bazaar, the Consular Club was able to offer assistance to 10 projects including an early intervention program for children with autism, education scholarships for children and young adults, free prosthetics for low income amputees, infrastructure to supply and store fresh water and renovation of a women’s shelter.

This year, in support of the City’s initiatives to reduce the single use plastics, the Consular Club is strongly encouraging all vendors to use environmentally friendly alternatives and shoppers to purchase cloth bags or bring their own with them. At last year’s event attendees were offered water in glasses as an alternative to individual plastic bottles, with co-operation of the Adora Convention Centre. This year the Consular Club hopes to go much further in eliminating single use plastics at the bazaar.

The event opens to the public at 9:30 am and runs until 3:00 pm. Entry tickets are on sale now at a reduced price of 80,000 VND from 2 locations: Terraverde Travel (2nd Floor, Deutsches Haus, 33 Le Duan, District 1); Saigon Van International Relocations (1st Floor, 214 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2). From 2nd November onwards, tickets will be priced at 100,000 VND. Those unable to purchase tickets in advance can pay at the venue. There is no charge for children under 10 when accompanied by an adult and they can enjoy the play area for children, also free of charge.

For further information on the Charity Bazaar, contact the Consular Club at email: or or call Ms. Thảo Đào: 093 88 77 837 (cellphone).

My Phung