As any veteran charity fundraiser will confirm, the need for corporate sponsorship is critical to an organization, particularly when mounting an annual event to generate revenues to sustain the disadvantaged women and children of its extended community.  As in the past, the HIWC has been fortunate to have generous corporate sponsorship to allow it to present a fun-filled, family-oriented marketplace.  This year it is on Sunday, November 27, 10am – 4pm, at St. Paul American School.  

Most accordingly, the HIWC coordinators and teams wish to now shout out, in voices loud and clear, to its highest level contributors, the Pink SponsorsJYSK, TechcomBankSt. Paul American School and Rent a Port.    

JYSK is a Scandinavian home furnishing chain with more than 2,300 stores in 43 countries worldwide.  Noted for products that are safe, functional, minimal and affordable, it launched its first two stores in Vietnam in 2015, (Hoang Minh Giam and Aeon), and plans on opening up to 20 within the next five years.  Corporately governed by a social responsibility that extends to contributing to the community in which it works, JYSK’s generous sponsorship clearly demonstrates that the company intends on playing an active role in changing the lives of vulnerable women and children in Vietnam.

Techcombank, one of the pioneering joint-stock banks that emerged in the country 23 years ago, is a key player in Vietnam’s banking industry.  It is known for its deep understanding of its customers and market trends, delivering responsible, creative and comprehensive solutions to businesses and individuals.  Throughout its history, it has placed corporate social responsibility as crucial to its role in serving its country’s development, and it welcomes the opportunity to join forces with HIWC in supporting charitable causes that will improve the health, community and education of its neighbors.

St. Paul American School, which is hosting the Bazaar a second time, offers an American curriculum for students Pre-K to G12 with a focus on social and emotional learning, collaboration, communication, and critical and creative thinking. Currently, 400 students from 20 countries are enrolled, with its seniors being accepted to prestigious universities worldwide.  Regarding the Bazaar, as a St. Paul’s spokesperson explains, “To us, this is one of the ways we can lend a hand to reach out to the community, and what can be better than a happy family day and contributing to charity efforts at the same time,” she asks. 

Rent-A-Port is an international engineering and investment company, specializing in the development of marine infrastructures and industrial zones. In Vietnam, where it has been active almost 20 years, it mainly focuses on industrial zone development, developing Dinh Vu Industrial Zone in Haiphong city. It has been delivering reliable power and waste treatment of international standard, ensuring sustainability for investors’ businesses. Rent-A-Port is active in community development in Vietnam.  It is coordinating efforts to clean Halong Bay, strengthening the cultural exchange between Vietnam and Belgium, and welcomed the opportunity to vigorously support the HIWC annual Bazaar. 

The HIWC Charity Bazaar takes place on Sunday 27th November at St Paul American School, Splendora from 10am to 4pm. For tickets, please click here for full details.