- 6 Jun 2013 10:56 AM
"This is one of those rare opportunities when practically the entire expat community, and our internationally-minded Hungary friends come together to enjoy an unbeatable variety of home-made international treats" - said Mary Lasseter, former Fundraising Chair of IWCA, when describing the annual IWC International Charity Food Festival held previously.
A delicious range of food offerings from many countries is always on offer that this expat event, past contributios have been from many countries including Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India/Pakistan, Korea, Netherlands, North America, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and more.
Working together with the local community, IWC has been able to improve the lives of many less fortunate in Hungary. The Club has organized many fundraising projects and collected contributions from the business community to help organizations that serve the needs of society. Some of these projects are:
• Guide Dog Training for the Blind Project
• Lift a Life
• Have a Heart
• Helping the Homeless Project
• Children’s Homes
• The Mother Teresa Soup Kitchen
• The Women’s Rehabilitation Center for Homeless Women in District XVII and Home for Women and Children suffering from domestic violence, sponsored through the Salvation Army.
This year, IWC has chosen the Guide Dog Training for the Blind Project. They are helping the Csepel Guide Dog Training School to provide a well - trained guide dog for a blind person, who’s life is going to be changed from that day on.
A guide dog provides not only the safety of travel, but it also helps to fill the space caused by the lack of eye contact, as well as building and maintaining relationship between the sighted and the blind.
In order to raise the necessary funds to support ongoing IWC charitable activities, the International Food Festival will contribute to this goal as it is one of the most important of all IWC’s fundraising efforts.
IWC will be pleased for you to contribute as follows:
• Cash donation, payable to the International Women’s Club,
• In-kind donation for the raffle which we will have at our Food Festival.
The IWC is a registered organisation and tax receipts can be provided for company donations.
IWC invites you to take this opportunity and join in by providing a helping hand to those who are dedicated to ease suffering. IWC ladies say they are counting on you and your generous support.
Event Date & Time: June 9th 2013, 11am to 3pm
Venue: German School of Budapest, 1121 Budapest, 27 Csipke Utca
Entrance Fee: FREE