Real estate and cars: the use and abuse of citizen donations by Lithuanian non-profits

Each year, about half a million Lithuanians give up to 2% of their income tax to non-profits, which amounts to millions of euros. While tax authorities can track who gets the money, they hardly ever scrutinize if it is used for its intended purpose. Occasional inspections reveal, however, that sometimes the funds are used to purchase cars or real estate. […]

Ms. Alma Adamkienė and Ms  Janina Butkevičienė. Photo Ludo Segers

Record results for 13th International Christmas Bazaar in Vilnius

On Wednesday, the Radisson Blue Astoria in Vilnius hosted the final part of the International Christmas Charity Bazaar organised by the International Women’s Association of Vilnius. […]

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Ambassador’s wife Sarah Hunt: All Lithuanian women should have access to the best available treatment

To help Lithuanian women, Sarah Hunt, wife of David Hunt, the British Ambassador to Lithuania, assists the International Women‘s Association of Vilnius (IWAV) with the organisation of the charity auction at the annual Blossom of Hope event, which will take place on May 30th 2015 at the Merchant’s Club in Vilnius. […]


Lithuanian Caritas distributes aid in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk

Humanitarian aid, collected by the Lithuanian charity organization Caritas, is being distributed in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk, the Catholic organization said on Tuesday. […]