AWC supports several charities ongoing throughout the year. Here are examples of our recent support.
Thanks to all the AWC members who contributed toiletries (and 700 kr. in cash) to make Christmas merry for the residents of Christian Safe House for trafficked women and their children. In addition to the generosity of AWC members, the staff of the US embassy contributed five Irma shopping bags full of gifts, and appliances. All the donations were wrapped by busy club members at our Christmas Wrapping party, and this enabled AWC to supply over 150 individually wrapped gifts and a Christmas tree!
The AWC Board wrote to the Ambassador to express the Club’s thanks, and we also thank our own generous members here!
The Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen in Nørrebro told me that the scarves, hand-knitted by the LINK group hosted by Denice Cosby, were warmly welcomed by the recipients, many of whom spend the winter without adequate clothing.
Members Cyntheia Singleton and Mary Stewart Burgher raised additional thousands from selling jewelry and books at AWC events, Christmas fairs and other events.
Not Just another Brick in the Wall
2014 the AWC looks forward to continuing our charity work. We will be contributing to building a garden wall in Ghana for the Talented Women’s Network, which inspires and supports women self-empowerment.
AWC set the goal of raising DKK 20,000 for charity in our last Club year, and did more than twice as well as we hoped, in giving both money and tangible donations. Everyone who gave money, or helped us raise it by giving their time and/or handiwork, should be proud of our success.
Philanthropy Award for 2012 - Landsforeningen Præmatures Vilkår
Landsforeningen Premature Vilkår (LPV) received AWC’s Philanthropy Award for for their outstanding work in supporting families who experience prematurity.
Approx. 4,600 premature children are born each year. Not all of these infants are physically or mentally affected by their early and harsh start in life, but for the many who are, science-based knowledge is essential for a good childhood and beyond.
LPV’s support may be in the form of physiological help and/or actual help in interpreting and utilizing the social laws, help to self-help and general information of having a premature child.
Just as important, disseminating information to all the people who are in contact with premature children, e.g. courses, lectures, booklets are LPVs primary information sources.
The photo above shows Joan Oppenheim, chairwoman of the AWC Philanthropy committee presenting the award to Karina Rothoff, Næstformand of Landsforeningen Præmatures Vilkår.
Philanthropy Award - Recipients from the last ten years
If you would like to participate in our philanthropy activities contact Joan Oppenheim at firstname.lastname@example.org.