By Justesse Gomis, Current Special Events Chair, SIWA

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The SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the largest international fundraising event in Seoul.  Since its launch, the bazaar has helped raise more than 2 billion won for worthy South Korean charities. On November 14, embassies from more than 40 nations, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, vendor partners, local and international sponsors and countless volunteers will come together at the Lotte Hotel to sell unique products, foods and crafts from around the world.  You can get a massage there, see cultural performances – or even win a valuable prize.

Gabrielle Kim (SIWA bazaar manager), Amy Lee (VP Fundraising) and I invite you to SIWA’s 54th annual bazaar, the leading opportunity for the expat community and Korean nationals to meet and mingle, while shopping for a good cause.

Volunteers from SIWA sold raffle tickets, guided visitors and helped the embassies and clubs with logistics. All of these efforts combined for one purpose and goal: to meet the needs of those less fortunate and to make Korea a better place for both native Koreans and foreign expats alike.

We’re still looking for a few good volunteers to fill key roles this year to help make the bazaar even more of a success:

  • Sponsorship Team (need sponsorship leader)
  • Korea Table / VIP
  • Logistics
  • Raffles
  • Public Relations
  • Publications

If you’d like to contribute or volunteer, please e-mail us at

We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 14! #‎SIWAbazaar2016‬

SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, November 14

Lotte Hotel Seoul

3F, Sapphire Ballroom, 

30 Eulji-ro (Subway line 2, Euljiro-1,  Exit: 8, 1-minute walk)
Jung-gu, Seoul

Ph. 82-2-771-1000