On Friday, November 24, over 110 AmCham Members, partners and their families gathered at the Radisson Hotel Olümpia for the Annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner and Charity Raffle 2023. This is one of the flagship events of the chamber and has become a great long-standing tradition. Many members and their family members wait with anticipation for this celebration starting early fall and it is a true delight to see so many kids throughout the last 20 years grow up, become adults and still return to this special event to celebrate with us! What could be more special?!
This year’s celebration was no exception! We got to welcome back so many returning families but also see so many new faces and host 4 corporate tables that chose to celebrate this special holiday together as a team (a special shout-out to Coca-Cola Baltics and the Bombay Group).
We were truly honoured to have the U.S. Ambassador to Estonia George P. Kent and his wife Velida with us this year. Ambassador Kent shared a few very interesting facts about the origins of this holiday as well as read out the President’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.
As always, we got to enjoy all the American Thanksgiving favorites (delicious roasted turkeys, gravy and cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans and casseroles, pumpkin pie, etc.) take family portraits and also hold out fundraising Thanksgiving Charity Raffles (for kids and adults) that helped us raise €5150 for the Warmth of Hearts Foundation that will use this money for another summer camp for the kids in Ida-Virumaa in 2024.
Our heartfelt congratulations to all prize winners and, especially, the lucky winner of the main prize – CARL PUCCI from EO59!!! The main prize this year was absolutely phenominal – A Wine Excursion Trip for Two to Bordeaux for 4 day (all inclusive) sponsored by Olybet Club!!
We would like to sincerely thank ALL OUR RAFFLE SPONSORS this year! We would not have done this without your support!
We would also like to thank all members and partners who have participated in the event and raffle! Each one of you has contributed to this great cause and we could not be thankful enough for your contributions!
Also, our sincere THANK YOU goes to the event partners and sponsors: Coca-Cola Baltics, McDonald’s, PRIKE!