14:59 | 01/12/2015 Economy- Society
(VEN) -The 22nd International Charity Bazaar organized by the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City was held successfully on November 28, 2015 at the White Palace Convention Centre, 194 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District.
This year’s event is in the continuation of the tradition of past International Charity Bazaars’ – selling goods and food from all over the world for a good cause. Proceeds from the 22nd International Charity Bazaar will be redistributed to help those less fortunate in the community. Projects supported by the Consular Club through funds generated from the annual International Charity Bazaar range from scholarships to medical care, providing fresh water, building bridges, schools and more.
The event began from 9:30am to 2:00pm. In addition to the chance of purchasing a wide range of international goods and food at low prices, visitors could also purchase tickets in the popular Raffle. Raffle tickets were available for 50,000 VND each, and prizes included return airline tickets, vouchers for staying at deluxe resorts and hotels in many famous locations throughout Vietnam, spa packages, lunch or dinner vouchers in luxury restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and much more. Every prize in the raffle was valued at more than US$100.
Entry tickets costed 100,000 VND for adults, and children under 10 accompanied by an adult could enter free of charge. Santa Claus was there to breathe the festive atmosphere of Christmas into the event and to have his photo taken with children and adults alike. This year’s Bazaar attracted many attendees, both foreigners and Vietnamese.