The annual International Christmas Festival, organized in November 2015 by Diplomatic Spouses Association, raised 2.85 million CZK for Czech charities by selling entry tickets, goods from all over the world at the stalls or at internet auctions and from private or corporate donations. 34 Czech organizations such as NGO's in the field of social work, education, elderly care and rehabilitation were among the recipients of donations.
Mr. Hynek Kmoníček, Director of the Foreign Department of the Presidential Office, members of diplomatic corps and representatives of 34 charities were present at the Grand Award Ceremony held at Palace Žofín, 2. 5. 2016. Ceremony was opened by the International Women´s Choir.
A full list of organisations which received donations is available on the press release of the DSA Prague: http://dsaprague.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Press-release-Diplomats-raising-millions-for-Czech-charities.pdf
Embassy of Finland in Prague would once again like to thank the brands/companies which donated goods for the Finnish table at the festival: