Charity Work

Learn more about our Charity Work at IWCR

The IWCR members seek to raise funds to provide support and financial assistance for charities carefully selected each year. Our primary focus is on helping families, young mothers, the elderly and the abused both in Riga and the Latvian countryside.

By working closely with the management and listening to the staff of these organisations, we aim to provide time, specific items or products which make a real difference to people’s day-to-day lives.

The Charity Committee

We discuss with every association individually, what form of assistance is required. The Charity Committee is responsible to review the projects and plannings and to assign the IWCR funds to assist the needy in Latvia. It includes visits to facilities, meet with the directors and staff of the charities, working closely with local authorities, embassies or other entities to determine the legal and tax status of organisations.

The committee is responsible for finding truly needy organisations or sometimes individuals. We help those in need with concrete actions, hands-on support at the location or by assessing the amount.

Charity Committee 2020:

  • Charity Coordinator: Kristine Dalina

  • Charity Committee members: Elina Apine, Kerstin Steinberg, Laura Kostomārova, Ilga Biskaps, Olga Druzhinia; Julia Pesnia.

IWCR members support in various ways

  • The committee carefully reviews the charities the IWCR wants to support. Every association needs to apply for funds on an annual basis.
  • Regular charity activities, e.g. workshops, visits, excursions with the people part of the charity associations. To achieve the most possible for our charities, we announce all activities to our club members. We always need volunteers, no matter if on a regular basis or just for specific events.
  • Annual IWCR Christmas Bazaar: With the Christmas Bazaar we bring together more than 30 nations, local providers and sponsors to raise money for the charities we support. At the Bazaar visitors can purchase hand-made souvenirs, toys and traditional Christmas presents from various countries worldwide, enjoy multi-cultural cuisine and participate in exciting auctions and tombolas. read more.
  • Charity Collection: Twice a year, we run the Charity Collection. In Spring and Autumn we call for donations of any kind (clothes, shoes, furnitures, household items etc.). We announce our Charity collection early in advance and ask people to donate clothes, furniture, household utensils and similar. Please contact us, if you wish to do so.
  • Sharing ideas and business contacts to raise funds or finding certain products or services that can be of use to any of our charities.
  • By being a IWCR member you contribute directly to charity by paying the membership fee

Our Annual Fundraisers – a key role to raise funds

International Christmas Journey 2020

Take a peak

Due to the current situation we will not hold our traditional and popular International Christmas Bazaar in presence. But the 40 nationalities – usually represented at the bazaar – will not rest to raise funds, and offer cross-cultural goods and experiences through the “International Christmas Journey”. Together, we raise funds for local charities in Latvia – supported by foreign ambassadors with their families, and a strong international community.

Annual Christmas Bazaar

The IWCR Charity Bazaar is our biggest Charity Event throughout the year. It is the main fundraising activity and the raised money goes directly to our charities. Due to the special circumstances in 2020, we will not hold a bazaar but invite you to join us on an “International Christmas Journey“.

In 2019, The IWCR Charity Bazaar was very successful – we raised nearly  42 000 EURO!

We are very grateful for any contribution our sponsors help us with, and all visitors we welcome at the event to raise money for our charities.

On November 24th, 2019 we held the 23rd IWCR Charity Bazaar at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes iela 55, Riga.

We are very proud of this result and we are able to make a real difference in the lives of those in Latvia who need it most.

Read more about our biggest event throughout the year, and how you can support our work.

Join our Charity Committee

Become part – support the Charity Committee. Every member of the IWCR is welcome to join our group and to support our work. Contact us for the next upcoming meeting and come along.

If you would like to work directly with the Charity Committee, please contact us at

Donate to the IWCR

Money is always useful as well! You can read all about how we spend the funds donated to the club in the Charity section. Thank you!

Bank Account Details

Rigas Starptautiskais Sieviesu Klubs

Registration number: 40008020471

Legal address: Igora iela 49, Salaspils, LV – 2119

Bank: AS SEB banka


IBAN (Account No): LV92UNLA0001001700980

Activities in 2017

Take a look at our last years presentation for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Shortly we will upload the latest version.

We are pleased to share information about our work and a happy to explain you our support in a personal talk during one of out Meet & Greets. Please accept that we cannot share all information to respect privacy and protect the individual rights.