2013 Ramstein Welfare Bazaar
By the Numbers
The 49th Annual Ramstein Welfare Bazaar was a huge success through the selfless efforts of hundreds of volunteers contributing over 11,582 volunteer hours! There were 8,800 cars parked, 36,600 patrons served and sales of $1.76M, with net proceeds exceeding $255K. All net proceeds will be given back to the KMC community via the ROSC Welfare Fund in 2014; benefiting organizations such as Air Force Aid Society, Fisher House, USO, DoDDS, Boy/Girl Scouts of America, as well as other local & national programs.
And finally, a huge thanks to the Bazaar Host - 86th Force Support Squadron!!
While you are preparing your shopping lists for the upcoming Ramstein Bazaar, remember that a portion of all purchases, large or small, will go to community organizations around the KMC and military wide. Every time you make a purchase at the bazaar make sure you sign the vendor's sales sheet and "Sign it 2 Share it" to make a difference for your military community.
The Ramstein Welfare Bazaar began as a community fundraiser in 1965 and has since grown into not only Ramstein's favorite annual event, but it has also grown into the world's largest military bazaar: a four-day multinational extravaganza featuring over 140 vendors and 25 food vendors.
Still a community fundraiser, every penny of the Ramstein Welfare Bazaar's net proceeds benefits the Kaiserslautern Military Community in the following calendar year. Beneficiaries of those proceeds include student and spouse scholarship recipients, Boy and Girl Scouts, youth and community programs and more.....all thanks to your generous support.
Proceeds from the past years have benefitted the KMC:
2012 Bazaar: $288,111 (Distributed throughout 2013)
2011 Bazaar: $261,498
2010 Bazaar: $271,600
In 2012, the Bazaar, a collaboration between the 86th Force Support Squadron and the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club, was held 13-16 September. Whether you are a Committee Member, a Volunteer, a Food Vendor, a Vendor, or an enthusiastic shopper, we thank you so much for supporting the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Without your efforts, we couldn't possibly put on such an enormous event.