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Let's Do Some Fundraising!
The FAWCO Foundation is honored to be part of the funding of Development Grants and Education Awards each year. Over $1 million has been given to charitable organizations around the globe and FAWCO member (or family member) students in order to help fill their academic dreams. The Foundation also supports other projects such as: the NEEED Scholarship program
None of these projects would exist without your (FAWCO member clubs, individuals and Friends of The Foundation) fundraising efforts. As all Foundation programs live and breath from your donations, this page and its links are dedicated as a resource towards your fundraising efforts.
Where are the fundraising efforts needed today?
And then one day a Little Philanthropist was born…
(How one 8 year old raised enough money to build 6 new wells)
Being on my own the past 6 months (husband working out of the country) has earned my daughter the right to enquire on my whereabouts. Curiosity led her to ask what I am reading all the time, or why WE go to monthly AWC Board meetings together, why she was not invited to the Chinese New Year Fundraiser dinner and why I had to go away for a few days without her. However, now she knows what FAWCO, The FOUNDATION, and the conferences are and what my fundraising focus is all about.
She has already learned quite a bit about fundraising from Rygaards International School. All the kids in her school have been selling personal items, cookies, cakes, drinks and even sold candies at recess time, donating all the proceeds to buy books for Africa (2000 Kr. worth of books just from her class). This of course has brought on many more talks of all the things that she is so privileged to enjoy and own, and what many other children and families don’t have...even the basics… such as clean water.
To make a long story short, this month a private Little FAWCO Fundraiser was held and a jr. philanthropist was born.
Cassandra decided that she didn’t want any presents from her friends at her 8th Birthday Party, and instead, she wanted money. Money she can donate to the FAWCO Target Water project. Invitations went out (with a lot of explaining from our part) and on May 15th, Cassie held her first fundraiser at the Statens Museum. Along with a little culture, loads of laughter, fun, smiles and some serious unleashing of artistic talents, 13 children also learned a little about water. AWC Denmark President Clarice Scott helped by providing us with a Children’s Water Facts Sheet, and each child also went home with a bottle of CLEAN water along with some other goodies.
The party proceeds raised from her friends came out to 1300 DKR and an additional 700 DKR was given by her Godmom… grand total of 2000 DKR ($384). That is 3 family water wells providing clean water to 6 families.
In addition, Cassandra has sent the same email to our family in Canada insisting she would rather donate her gifts over receiving (how can I not be proud?). A total of $240 was received and it looks like Cassie’s little fundraiser will be able to support 2 more water wells.
All in a good days work….a little compassion, understanding, generosity and fun !
The Foundation would like to thank Cassie for her generous spirit and brave initiative resulting in 6 new wells for the Target Water Project and the families of Cambodia. Hopefully her commitment will help motivate us all to help change the flow.... A special thanks to Clarissa (mom) for being an outstanding "FAWCO role model!"