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Vintage Shopping and A Good Cause

Updated 28 November 2012

As the holidays are around the corner, the PIC Association is holding a special sale on Sunday, December 2nd from 10.00 – 18.00.

PIC December Event - Rome, Italy

Go shopping and support this great cause!


A few months ago, a good friend told me about a fundraising bazaar in Rome that support scholarships for students.  I haven’t had the opportunity to check them out but she has shown me some of her vintage purchases which are simply gorgeous.

Lately, Revealed Rome wrote about her vintage purchases and how she is only shopping for preworn or handmade items. With this in mind, I felt that PIC deserves to be made known among those living in Rome.

Associazione PIC – Promozione Iniziative per la Città (PIC Association – Promoting Initiatives for the City)

PIC in Rome

PIC is an independent non-political, self-funded charity. For a number of years now, PIC has been involved in supporting under-privileged students by providing scolarships, internships and support in music studies for gifted students.

In 2003, PIC launched a book project called “Free Loan For Use” to specifically help students in Junior High Schools located in distressed areas in metropolitan Rome.

In 2009 PIC launched another project to provide psychological support to young cancer patients in hospitals where such support is not available.

PIC’s main funding sources are members’ fees and donations from both members and non-members. Donations can be made by:

– offering goods, such as clothes, shoes etc. to be delivered/brought to our premises (only items of interest to the charity will be accepted)

– monetary donations (or by purchasing donated items)

– help organize events, including cultural visits, parties, bazaars, garage sales

They have the bazaars every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm in Via Tacchini 21, Rome and more details are available at their website

Please help spread the word and I hope you will also get the opportunity to check them out, do some shopping and help a great cause. And if you find some cool buys, please share them with me on Twitter.

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