Chengdu’s biggest international event, the Chengdu Holiday Bazaar is back this year for the 12th time. It will be held at Chengdu International School’s new campus in the heart of the city, on Saturday 24th November, from 10am until 4pm.
This family friendly day with music, silent auctions, kittens, great food and festive performances isn’t just a wonderful place to buy Christmas pressies, but also helps support really important causes in Sichuan province.
Previous years raised over 280, 000 RMB for local charities, and is a meaningful way to give back to the communities around us.
This year, all of the Holiday Bazaar’s proceeds will support:
Chengdu Aixin Social Service Centre
They provides a wide range of help and support to Chengdu children and teenagers, reaching out to youngsters in need as well as their families and communities. One of their key focuses is helping children with cerebral palsy through various activities, training and support offered to such children and their parents.
Hopeful Hearts is a Nanjing and Chengdu based organization which sponsors life-saving cardiac surgery for underprivileged children suffering from heart defects. Since its inception in 2003, Hopeful Hearts has helped more than 300 orphans and children from very poor families by funding some of the costs of surgery that families could not otherwise afford.
Hope Station serves children who are orphaned in Asia by raising up champions and caregivers who are motivated by love and equipped to care for their unique needs. They partner with local organizations and people to provide real and lasting solutions for vulnerable children through caregiver training, support for child care centers, adoption advocacy and support, and raising community awareness.
International Development & Educational Associates (IDEAS): Xide County Student Sponsorship – provides support to Yi minority children from financially struggling families and orphans as they advance into secondary and tertiary education, encouraging them to complete their high school education by reducing the economic burden on their families.
Save the date and bring along your friends and family to enjoy this great day in the Chengdu calender. All ticket proceeds will go to the wonderful charities, but if you would like to be more involved, there are many ways to help!
Become a Vendor!
Would you like to sell your food, products or get exposure to the international community this year? Please contact Rosie Brown for the application form. We expect to have up to 2000 people in attendance this year.
WeChat ID: Rosie_Brown
Please quote ‘Holiday Bazaar’ when you add her.
Become a Sponsor
The Chengdu Holiday Bazaar is a meaningful way for companies and individuals to support local charities. How can you help?
Silent Auction items
You can donate items (tangible or intangible) to be included in our Silent Auction which will be held during the Holiday Bazaar. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be applied towards the charities specified above. Top Silent Auction donors will be featured in a Chengdu-Expat WeChat post with their logos & company details prior to the auction.
Donated or on-loan items to be used at the Holiday Bazaar
You can help us by donating or lending us the following items to be used for the 2018 Holiday Bazaar: tables, chairs, stage and sound system, tents, items for sale or for activities at the Holiday Bazaar, and of course, Christmas trees for the holiday season.
This year we have the following donation levels for Sponsors – Diamond Star, Platinum Star, Gold Star, Silver Star, and Auction Items. Please enquire for more details.
WeChat ID: Waffleman
Many people are needed on the day to help out so please get in touch if you have some time to help. We also need to fill these positions:
Coordinating all of the performances for the day.
There may be up to 100 volunteers to manage on the day performing several roles.
The 2015 Holiday Bazaar
Please contact Harri to volunteer
WeChat ID: harricat