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IWC Evening of Excellence Raises Cash for Charity

The 11th Annual Embassies of the World Dinner & Ball was once again held in Moscow at the height of the winter social season on Friday, February 16th. The hundreds of beautiful roses that the Embassy of Ecuador flew in to Moscow for the occasion and that adorned the Polish Embassy where the glittering ball was held, added to the special feeling of the evening. Fred Astaire dance teachers entertained with their dance demonstrations and also gave dance lessons to the attending guests. Many guests learned the foxtrot, salsa and other techniques for getting out on the dance floor and NOT making fools of themselves!

The evening continued 11 years of Ball tradition with intimate dinners held at 21 Embassy residences in Moscow where national specialities were served to over 360 guests before they gathered for the Ball at the Embassy of Poland.

The charitable purpose of the Ball has always been Citizens of the World coming together to dine and dance for IWC sponsored charities. This year the annual gathering of diplomats and leaders of the local expatriate and Russian community will raise money for two of IWC special charities: Inspiration Center, where the need for dairy and storage equipment for a self-sustaining dairy and cheese manufacturing center is vital, and The Night Bus, a group of volunteers who travel by bus to areas where the homeless gather and where food and warm clothing is distributed. Part of the money is also for sustaining soup kitchens staffed by IWC volunteers.

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