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Ho Chi Minh City Consular Club to hold 26th charity bazaar next month

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 07:00 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City Consular Club to hold 26th charity bazaar next month
A photo from the 25th International Charity Bazaar is posted to the Facebook page of the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City

The Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City, a consortium of volunteers from diplomatic missions based in the southern metropolis, will be holding its 26th International Charity Bazaar in November to raise fund for a variety of charity projects.

The annual event will take place at the Adora Convention Center, located at 431 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on November 9.

Visitors to the bazaar will have the opportunity to purchase a range of interesting international foods and goods, the proceeds from which will go to various charity organizations.

In addition, the event will offer a program of cultural entertainment featuring classical dance performances from India, Indonesia, and Thailand, a jazz guitarist from the UK, an accomplished quartet, and a Thai boxing demonstration.

A raffle drawing for prizes such as stays at deluxe resorts and hotels in famous locations throughout Vietnam, spa packages, lunch or dinner vouchers at luxury restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, and a Vietnam Airlines ticket will also take place at the event.

According to the organizer, each raffle prize is worth a minimum of US$100.

The prize tickets will be drawn by the consul generals from participating countries.

A photo from the 2017 International Charity Bazaar is posted to the Facebook page of the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City
A photo from the 24th International Charity Bazaar is posted to the Facebook page of the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City

The Consular Club also encourages the use of environmentally friendly alternatives in support of Ho Chi Minh City’s initiative to reduce single-use plastics, with attendees advised to purchase cloth bags or bring their own to the bazaar.

Entry tickets to the event are on sale now for the reduced price of VND80,000 ($3.44), and will be priced at VND100,000 ($4.3) from November 2 onwards.

Raffle tickets are on sale for VND50,000 ($2.15) each.

Customers can buy the tickets at Terraverde Travel, located on the second floor of the Deutsches Haus building at 33 Le Duan Street in District 1, or at Saigon Van International Relocations, located on the first floor at 214 Nguyen Van Huong Street in District 2.

Tickets to the event will also be available at the door.

Children under ten can attend for free while accompanied by an adult and will be able to play in a special children’s play zone.

Last year, the Consulate Club celebrated the 25th edition of the event, an initiative it says aims to enhance the lives of orphans, the disabled, the elderly, and minority groups in the southern region of Vietnam. 

At the 2018 bazaar, the Consular Club profited $70,000, all of which went directly to the charitiable endeavors, 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 the renovation of a woman’s shelter.

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