The 26th IWCK Annual Charity Bazaar in Kyiv 2018

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For 26 years, International Women's Club in Kyiv (IWCK) continues to organize one of the biggest fundraising events in Ukraine aiming to help local people in need. It brings together embassies and local volunteers on the first weekend of December to raise funds for the IWCK grant competition. This year's program features cultural entertainment, food court, craft fairs and lotteries with valuable prizes.

IWCK grants funds raised during the Bazaar are transferred to local organizations that help women, children, elderly and disabled people in need in Ukraine. 100% of profit from the Charity Bazaar goes to charity.

The Charity Bazaar is also the great chance to experience cultures and cuisines from around the globe. Every year various countries proudly showcase their handmade crafts, souvenirs, national cuisine, beverages, music and folklore. It is the only event in Kyiv where you can try Indonesian food, drink Czech beer and make a Christmas wish to Santa Claus at the same time and in one place.

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The traditional setup of the Charity Bazaar will include:

  • More than 40 embassies, each with their own booth selling national products, including food and beverages. This year 44 embassies confirmed participation;
  • Cultural program, featuring national music, dances, and workshops, representing various countries and continents;
  • Reselling donations collected throughout the year at IWCK booths, the Boutique (clothes, shoes, bags) and White Elephant discount shop (home appliances, books, CDs etc). Items for sale are new or previously used, but are in good condition;
  • The Kid’s Corner, which gives youngsters a chance to take part in various craft workshops and traditional games;
  • Delicious pastries and cakes at the Busy Bees booth;
  • The Handicraft booth for those who appreciate creativity and unique goods;
  • Grand Raffle / Tombola lottery, where visitors can try their luck in winning valuable prizes such as airline tickets, gift certificates for restaurants and hotels, gifts from the embassies etc.

Where: NSC Olympiiskyi
When: December 8, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Admission: UAH 80 for adults bought in advance, UAH 100 on spot; 20 UAH for pensioners and kids 12-18 years old. Children under 12 years, ATO veterans and people with disabilities are granted a free admission. A document confirming your right to a discount is required.

You can buy tickets at

What is International Women’s Club of Kyiv?

IWCK is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1992 by a group of foreign ladies headed by Ms Ingabor Kristofassen, the first Ambassador of Belgium to Ukraine and the first president of IWCK. At the moment, the organization has more than 250 members from 59 countries including representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Ukraine, women in the cultural and business communities and wives of diplomats and businessmen.

Source: The 26th IWCK Charity Bazaar Facebook page.
Photo source: IWCK Facebook page. All images belong to their rightful authors.

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