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BNP Paribas holds its 7th annual charity bazaar with the Beautiful Store to help children

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BNP Paribas holds a charity bazaar at the Beautiful Store Anguk Branch today

Second-hand goods collected from BNP Paribas employees are on sale at the bazaar and the profits will be donated to support the underfed children

BNP Paribas announced that its seventh annual charity bazaar is being held under the theme of ‘Happy Blossom’ at The Beautiful Store Anguk Branch today.

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This charity bazaar is jointly organised by four BNP Paribas entities in Korea – namely BNP Paribas Seoul Branch, BNP Paribas Securities Korea, BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance and BNP Paribas Cardif General Insurance – as part of BNP Paribas Group’s ongoing efforts in Korea since 2011 in supporting the socially neglected children together with The Beautiful Store, an NGO dedicated to promoting a sense of community care by carrying out eco-friendly initiatives through sales of second-hand goods.

In time of spring’s arrival, BNP Paribas planned this year’s charity bazaar under the theme of Happy Blossom. Prior to the bazaar, BNP Paribas employees donated goods including clothes, toys, books and shoes during the month of February. Employees then participated in the bazaar as volunteers to help sell the goods at the bazaar. The proceeds raised from the bazaar will be donated to support the regional child welfare centres to provide stable and balanced nutrition for socially disadvantaged children. Beneficiary children will be encouraged to experience psychological, emotional, and physically healthy growth by participating in cooking programs at the regional child welfare centres.

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Philippe Noirot, Country Head for BNP Paribas South Korea, said: “As a leading bank in the Eurozone and a prominent international banking institution, BNP Paribas has great responsibility to support the local communities.  We are highly engaged in our community efforts and this is one of the initiatives we have been organising under a long-term partnership with The Beautiful Store. Through this meaningful charity bazaar, we hope to bring warmth and happiness to both visitors of the bazaar and beneficiaries in this beautiful season of spring.”

BNP Paribas has been organising charity bazaar with The Beautiful Store since 2011 and the tradition has been carried on ever since with a different theme every year.