SIWA Presents The Largest International Fundraising Event In Seoul

SIWA bazaar

The much awaited 2016 SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar (the “Bazaar”), hosted by Seoul
International Women’s Association (SIWA), is back!

The Bazaar is one of the largest international fundraising events in Seoul. In 2015, more than 30 embassies and several women’s clubs, local businesses, sponsors, welfare organizations and SIWA volunteers joined hands to offer visitors a truly international experience.

When: Monday, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Lotte Hotel Seoul,30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
A 5-star luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of Seoul’s central business district.
Price: Free

SIWA bazaarThe Bazaar is one of the largest international fundraising events in Seoul. In 2015, more than 30 embassies and several women’s clubs, local businesses, sponsors, welfare organizations and SIWA volunteers joined hands to offer visitors a truly international experience.

Six of the seven continents were represented at last year’s Bazaar through their respective constituent countries’ ethnic cuisines, unique products, ranging from Russian matryoshka dolls to deeply discounted imported wines, and various cultural artifacts.

siwa bazaarThe Bazaar will also feature entertaining performances throughout the day, such as the smooth jazz sounds of the Iced Americano Trio and gorgeous harmonies from Camarata Music Company. As an added bonus, visitors can enter a chance to win fantastic Raffle prizes from many different stores, restaurants and spas.

The Bazaar, themed ‘Share Culture, Share Love, Share Life’, is sure to be a memorable one. “The SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the best place to discover wonderful international products in a good atmosphere, but also a great opportunity to help a lot of charities, ” said Bazaar Chair, Justesse Gomis.

siwa bazaarThe event is expected to attract approximately 5,000 visitors, including residents of Korea, both Korean nationals and expats, as well as tourists. The event’s convenient timing and the venue’s central location are expected to draw residents and working professionals from all over Seoul. For foreign tourists visiting Seoul during late autumn, the Bazaar will be a perfect stop to experience the culture of Korea as well as that of dozens of countries.

All proceeds generated by SIWA from the event will be donated to over 20 Korean charities, enabling them to serve the Korean community better, be it orphan children, homeless or disabled individuals or senior citizens. ” The annual bazaar brings SIWA, the diplomatic community and other expat organizations in collaboration to raise money to help the many disenfranchised members in our host country,” said Anne Choe, SIWA President.

Hosted since the 1960s, the SIWA Bazaar has been a cornerstone of Seoul’s rich charitable history and has raised over two billion Won (KRW 2 billion) over the years. Each year, several dozen volunteers and sponsors contribute to making this event a success and strive to continue raising funds for Korean charities.

2016_SIWA_Bazaar_poster_for_webAbout The Seoul International Women’s Association

Seoul International Women’s Association (SIWA) is the largest and longest-running international women’s organization in Korea! Since 1962, SIWA has been a place where women from around the world could meet, forge friendships, learn about Korea and other cultures, contribute their talents and ideas, and help improve the lives of those in need. As many ideas so often are, SIWA was formed.

Seoul International Women’s Association around a kitchen table by individuals who were looking to connect to their community and make a difference as they did. That spirit is as vibrant today as it was more than five decades ago.

siwa bazaarWith nearly 400 women from over 40 nations, including Korea, our members know that there is always something exciting happening at SIWA and a way for them to get involved – whether it is by connecting with fellow members through our weekly or monthly tours, interest group activities, Coffee Mornings, and enrichment classes, or by contributing their skills – and building new ones – to help run the organization and plan fundraising events.

For More Information

Please visit our SIWA Website for information on the Bazaar.

Check out the Events on our Facebook page.

Email: publicrelations@siwapage.com
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Twitter: @SIWAKorea, #SIWAkorea

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