THE “NATO CHARITY BAZAAR” ASBL
It is a non-profit association, officially registered as an ASBL since the 26th of April 2005, with the following objectives:
- To organize activities and social events with the aim of raising money for charities.
- To bring together spouses and partners of military personnel of NATO in order to foster friendship within its international community.
In 2010, the organization changed its name from the NATO Wives Bazaar to the NATO Charity Bazaar.
Read full statutes of the NATO CHARITY BAZAAR
There are two categories of members:
- Full members: one National Representative per National Group that participates in the activities and social events. Only the full members have the right to vote in the General Meeting. All members of NATO and its Partner Nations may participate.
- Associate members: all other persons that participate in the organisation of activities and social events. The association is open to everyone wishing to become a member.
There is no membership fee.
The Board manages the Association. Its members are elected by the General Assembly amid the volunteers from participating countries. Each member of the board participates actively in the organization of one or more activities and/or social events, or in the pre- selection of charitable associations.
The Board elect, amongst its members, a Management Board comprised of a President, a Vice-President and a Treasurer. The President represents the Association in all its activities.
Our funds are donated to Belgian (35%) and International Charities (65%).
Charities interested in requesting donations need to complete the Application Form. The NATO Charity Board is no longer accepting charity applications for 2019.
The Charities are pre-selected by the Board and visited by a team of member volunteers (apart from International Charities). The final list of Charities selected by the General Meeting for the year is issued no later than mid-October.
Funds are transferred to the charities before the end of December each year.