Local expat women have gotten together, along with many local vendors and businesses to have a great morning out and help raise funds for charity. The Summer Charity Bazar will be held on Wednesday May 13th from 9 to 1.
The event is being held to raise funds for the Red Crescent urgent appeal for Nepal and Childrens Hope, a charity in Sri Lanka. Clothes donated on the day will also be given to Syrian refugees.
There will be fifteen vendors selling colorful and original summer gift items such as scarves, jewellery, bags and art.
The organisers have also secured over 2000 KD’s worth of prizes from local companies, hotels and individuals which will be put to auction and given out as prizes for a raffle. Prizes include a year membership for a couple, day passes for gyms, meals for four, massages and test drives of luxury cars, as well as iphones, photo shoots and driving lessons. Anyone can bid for the prizes or participate in the auctions. Raffle tickets are 5KD.
“This is going to be a fantastic event where women from all walks of life are joining up to have fun while at the same time raising some much needed funds for very worthwhile causes, says Maj Ravnbol, one of the organisers.
“The response has been fantastic, particularly from donors and we would like to appeal to all those who would like to take part to come and join in the fun and donate generously”.
The ladies are looking to not only raise money for these two urgent causes but they are also collecting pre-loved clothes, accessories, and shoes that can be sold or donated for the Syrian refugees by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. And, there will be a second hand book sale! Donations for both are also welcome. All the proceeds of the day will all go directly to these causes.
A bit of background on these charities. The Kuwait Red Crescent Society is a voluntary humanitarian society that provides assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by social conflicts, wars or natural disasters without discrimination against any human being regardless of nationality, gender, color, race, religions or political and intellectual beliefs.
The Red Crescent is currently making an urgent appeal for victims of the Nepal earthquake. Medecine and urgent humanitarian assistance is being provided to their Nepali counterpart organization. Funds raised through the raffle, auction and donation of clothing and books will go to KRCS to help with this urgent appeal. The donations will be utilised as quickly as possible for ongoing relief campaigns in Nepal.
The second charity is an organization called Childrens Hope. It was developed by Carla Browne, a successful sculptress and part time resident of Sri Lanka, as a response to The Boxing Day Tsunami. Since 2008, Childrens Hope has helped many deprived, disabled and orphaned children in the south of Sri Lanka.