The 233rd Anniversary of the USA Independence was celebrated in the Republic of Moldova by the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova together with the U.S. Embassy Alumni Association, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Moldova. Within the event, AmCham Moldova launched its new Social Project „Every Child Matters!”.The celebration of USA Independence Day was opened by H. E. Mr. Asif J. Chaudhry, USA Ambassador to Moldova. The joyful atmosphere during the whole event was created by the contests and games with prizes for all the participants. „The 4th of July is one of the most important American holidays. It is our national holiday and represents all of the freedoms and ideals that America has worked to build, and fought to protect over the past 233 years. But the celebration also embodies many of the traditions and values that make up the American culture. The tradition of the 4th of July barbecue, when many Americans invite their friends, family and neighbours to share in the celebration, is an example of the American values of community. I think these are values that Americans share very closely with Moldovans, that is why we shared this celebration not only with other Americans here, but also with a large number of our Moldovan friends and colleagues, and those from many other nations”, John Maxemchuk, President of AmCham Moldova, said.It became traditional to organize a Charity Lottery within the 4th of July Picnic. This year it was dedicated to the Social Project “Every Child Matters!” Ticket proceeds in the amount of 9700 MDL will be donated to one of the maternity hospitals from Moldova for the renovation of the postnatal rooms.The concept of the project “Every Child Matters!” was designed by AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. The aim of the project is to renovate the post-natal rooms of the maternity hospitals from Chisinau. The project is at its first stage. Later on, AmCham members will join the project with some additional financial and technical contributions.The celebration of U.S. Independence Day was organized at the Golf Club Centre and welcomed the presence of over 500 guests, among them members of AmCham Moldova, members of U.S. Embassy Alumni Association of Moldova, U.S. Embassy in Moldova representatives, Peace Corps’ Volunteers, American expatriates, and many others.