The Impact Hub Budapest hosted its very first Baby-to-Kids Sale & Charity Event on Saturday October 28th, 2017 with great success!
As a mom, a co-founder of the Impact Hub Budapest, and one of the organizers of the recent event, I am very proud to write this post and tell you all about how generous, amazing, and caring moms are here in Budapest. A very special THANKS goes to my co-organizers of the event, Vanessa Ivanovski, Cleo Mitilineou, and our Impact Hub Host Constanca Vilar. Our idea for the event came from a moms discussion about minimizing the amount of stuff we have, wanting to create a unique event for moms to donate to a good cause, and promoting the mom-trepeneurs in Budapest. And thus inspired our Baby to Kids Sale & Charity Event.
The Impact Hub Budapest space transformed into an open marketplace selling used and non-used items for babies, toddlers, kids, and moms-to-be. The amount of high quality stuff and the selection was absolutely incredible. Not only did we have moms selling lots of great stuff, we also had a few ‘mom owned’ small businesses promoting their fabulous services as well. Businesses included Dramaworks, Hordozos Nia, Crystal Dental, SkandiBaby, and Silk Paintings and Workshops by Sandra Abolina. Gathering everyone in one big space provided a really diverse atmosphere filled with energy, enthusiasm, and lots of creativity.
One of the main drivers of this event was supporting a local charitable organization that specifically donates to children and families throughout Hungary. The charity of choice for this event was Menedékház Alapítvány. Their fabulous volunteers managed a table at the event to talk about their activities, and when the event was finished they took all the leftover items for donation. In addition, 100% of our entrance fee was also donated. Both buyers and sellers could feel really good about being there and knowing that their time, their energy, and their contributions would end up helping those less fortunate.
Overall, I think guests enjoyed their time, enjoyed catching up over fresh coffee throughout the day, and enjoyed being part of an event that gave back to their community. Many Many Thanks to all the moms involved! It is truly a pleasure to be part of this group of role models that are shaping future generations.
The Impact Hub Budapest plans to hold more of these charity/sale events throughout the year. If you are interested in getting involved, or being a vendor, or just looking for baby/kids items, please follow our Baby to Kids Sale & Charity page for updates and schedule of future events. You can also email us with any questions, comments, or inquiries at [email protected].