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Consular Club’s annual charity bazaar to come back

By Nhu Phu

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HCMC – The Consular Club of HCMC will host the 27th Annual International Charity Bazaar at the Caravelle Saigon in downtown HCMC on November 12, marking the club’s first major fundraising event after a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event is aimed at bringing back the club’s international charitable spirit with a high energy cultural bazaar rich in global products, international food and a wide range of cultural performances.

The Consular Club is an established volunteer-run charity of almost 30 years working to improve the the living quality of disadvantaged people in southern Vietnam with a particular focus on aid for orphans, the disabled, the elderly and ethnic minority groups.

Milena Padula, president of the Consular Club and spouse of the Italian General Consul in HCMC, said, “For nearly 30 years, our bazaar has been an extremely popular event. Over 1,000 guests attend the event each year to purchase a variety of products from all over the world such as handicrafts, clothes, home decoration and jewelry. They enjoy freshly prepared international food and entertainment in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.”

All the money raised at the bazaars is used to fund projects to improve the lives of underprivileged communities in Vietnam.

The event will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entrance tickets cost VND100,000 each, while children under 10 are free.

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