For the 8th year, this annual family event has become an important event on the Chengdu calendar, and a meaningful way for companies and individuals to support local charities.
This year the Bazaar will be held at the new CDIS School location in Chengdu on November 16. Student choirs from Chengdu international schools and local musicians provide entertainment, CIWC members sell home-baked goods, local craftspeople and expatriates sell handicrafts and gifts. Additionally, fantastic seasonal food is available for purchase, fun games for the children to play and a chance to have your photo taken with Santa Claus.
This year proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar will benefit Hopeful Hearts, Heifer China, Sichuan Quake Relief, and Kunde Foundation.
We invite you to help us create the same holiday spirit for others who are less fortunate, by purchasing tables for you or your company (more info, contact [email protected]) to be present at the Bazaar in 2013. Your participation is a valuable contribution to helping the Holiday Bazaar to be successful in 2013.
Address: CDIS New Campus. Tonggui Road 68, Jinjiang District. 成都市锦江区通桂路68号
1. Hopeful Hearts, a Nanjing and Chengdu based organization, sponsors life-saving cardiac surgery for underprivileged children suffering from heart defects. Since its inception in 2003, Hopeful Hearts has helped more than 275 orphans and children from very poor families by funding some of the costs of surgery that families could not otherwise afford.
2. Assistance for the communities affected by the recent earthquake in Ya’an/Lushan via Sichuan Quake Relief (“SQR”). This Chengdu based group was established in response to the quake in May 2008 to help those who have lost their loved ones, their livelihoods, and their homes.
3. Help for rural communities in Sichuan to alleviate hunger, poverty and environmental degradation, and achieve sustainable livelihood through “the gift that keeps on giving” – raising an animal. Heifer China has been based in Chengdu since 1989 and has helped over 93,500 families in need in 16 Chinese provinces.
4. Upgrading the Xinjing Primary School for migrant workers’ children near Xichang, Sichuan, with the support of the Kunde Foundation. Established in 2003 by a local family who sold a field to build the first classrooms, the school now teaches 470 impoverished students out of which 140 need housing. The facilities established are now cramped and unhygienic due to the overwhelming growth and response. The Kunde Foundation is looking to improve the facilities to meet the current needs of its’ student population.
Help them make this year’s Bazaar a truly memorable event not only for the Chengdu community but also for people in need. Please join with other community-minded businesses and individuals in Chengdu and donate to the Eighth Annual CIWC Holiday Bazaar