IWC Winter Bazaar 2008
On Saturday, December 6, the International Women’s Club of Moscow (IWC) held its annual Winter Bazaar at the SAS Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel. Many months in the planning, this year’s event brought together representatives of 65 countries to offer goods imported from their homelands to the over 6,000 shoppers in attendance, a signifi cant increase over last year’s 3,850 visitors. Proceeds will benefit the over 50 charity projects the IWC supports. This year’s bazaar committee has chosen three Moscow organizations as special recipients of the season’s fundraising: Mother Teresa Street Clinic, which helps those recovering from alcohol-dependency; Rodnichok, a residential facility for orphans in Moscow; and Speransky Children’s Hospital, where the IWC sponsors a puppet show program for children recovering in the burn unit. In addition to wares from participating countries and a food hall presenting all manner of ethnic food, a highlight of this year’s bazaar was a program of musical and dance performances by groups from Ireland to Cuba to Bangladesh.