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The Kids Help Fund

Kids helping kids - that's the idea behind the Kids Help Fund. Students learn the joy of fundraising and may also earn a letter of recognition for future college applications and possibly receive credit for community service hours by participating in our fundraising project. 

The Project offers a variety of choices for fundraising. Funds are collected by organizing an event, by selling individual certificates or by collecting from a specific group and presenting the participants with a single group certificate of recognition. In addition, Ann de Simoni has organized two wonderful "Dream Cruises" to benefit Kids Help.


What is the Kids Help “School Supplies” Project?

The importance of an education for all children cannot be understated. The current Kids Help Project will purchase and arrange for distribution of school supplies to needy children in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Bogotá, Columbia. The Kids Help “School Supplies” Project will focus on the poorest neighborhoods in Colombia, a country located in FAUSA’s geographical area of interest. One of the factors that keep children from attending school in Colombia is the requirement that students provide their own school supplies. Far too often the inability of a family to provide the necessary school supplies can lead to rejection of the student by teachers and fellow students, and families may decide to take the child out of school and put him or her to work.

There are two types of basic supply kits; one for kindergarten and first grade students, and another for second through eighth grade students. Each kit is presented in its own canvas carrying bag with the FAUSA Alumnae & The FAWCO Foundation logos on the front. 

Distribution of Kids Help “School Supplies”- AWC of Bogotá

FAUSA & The FAWCO Foundation will coordinate with the AWC Bogotá to distribute school supply kits to the needy children of Bogotá. We are confident that the AWC Bogotá Social Services Committee are making certain that your generous donation of school supplies will reach the children in need, helping to build their future “one pencil’ at a time. So far 530 backpacks have been distributed. Read our UPDATE about the School Supplies Project in Bogotá, Columbia. 

Past Projects

Hole in the Wall Gang logoIn 2006 and 2007, The FAWCO Foundation Kids Help program worked with Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for critically ill children and developed ”Hole Lotta Fun Boxes." These were rainy day boxes that included games and crafts for every cabin in the Hole in the Wall Gang camps. Parents could purchase a box full of games and toys for each of the cabins at the Hole in the Wall Gang camps throughout the world, on behalf of their child.

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Dream Cruises

In 2006 and 2008, FAWCO club members and guests participated in two Dream Cruises around the Mediterranean, with all proceeds donated to Kids Help. You can read all about them, and view our photo galleries, on the Dream Cruise I and Dream Cruise II pages.


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Rep Calendar  

Letter from The
Foundation President,

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your board.

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Development Grants,
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Education Awards,
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Starting today, individual donations from $10.00 to  $250.00 made to the Target Project will be matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $5,000.  Contributions must be made through the FAWCO Foundation to qualify for the matching donation.


Starts NOW-until June 30, 2014

Minimum donation $10.00

Maximum donation $250.00

The total funds available for matching $5,000







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Starting today, club donations of $500 or more made to the Target Project will be matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $10,000.  Contributions must be made through the FAWCO Foundation to qualify for the matching donation.


Starts NOW-until December 31, 2014

Minimum donation $500

The total funds available for matching $10,000

$10,000 Club Donations +$10,000 Matching Club Grant=


To the FAWCO Target Project


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To support The FAWCO Foundation Target Fundraising Campaign, Backing Women, the Foundation will be sponsoring a photo contest open to FAWCO or FAUSA members and their immediate family members.

How does “Backing Women” inspire you?

Contest entrants are asked to submit photo(s) conveying the message and spirit of the theme Backing Women. The cost for photo submission is $5 per photo with a maximum of 3 submissions allowed per person. Winning photographs will be featured during the Target Campaign through various promotional events and with products featuring the winning photographs.

ENTRANTS: Must be members of FAWCO, FAUSA and immediate family members.

TOPIC: Let your camera’s lens “paint” your own picture. Photos should reflect what Backing Women means to the photographer.


Deadline for Contest: October 30, 2014.
• Individuals are responsible for emailing their JPEG digital photos as an attachment.
• Your email must include your name, your (or your affiliated member’s) FAWCO club’s name, and where the photo was taken.
• Color: Color, black and white, or sepia will be accepted.

• Maximum amount of pictures per person: THREE (3)

JPEG: Please submit digitally one JPEG per picture via email attachment care of Julie Meyerson-email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  JPEG picture should have an expansion quality for one European Letter Page A4 - 5 MB.

YOUR COMMENTS: Please explain why you took this picture in one paragraph, and then end with your affiliated club and your name.

FEE PER APPLICANT: A non-refundable administrative fee of $5.00 per photo entry (maximum of 3 photos

Payment information can be found on The FAWCO Foundation website at
www.fawcofoundation.org.  Please go to How Can I Donate and click the photo contest donate button.


• Launch and exhibit will take place at the 2015 March Conference
• Finalists will be required to send in 2 hard copies of winning photo A4 size with glossy finish.
• No Xerox copy.

Please print on one page for each photo with the following:

    • Your Name, Address and Email Address in BLOCK LETTERS
    • Your Club’s Name in BLOCK LETTERS
    • Place photo was taken, including specific place and country.
    • Event Name, if applicable.
    • Date.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Julie Meyerson at
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• Contest judges will be professional artists, photographers or art professors, independent of FAWCO clubs with the exception of project co-chairs.
• Submission deadline is October 30th, 2014. Winners will be announced during the FAWCO Conference, March 2015.
• Proceeds generated from this fundraising campaign will support the FAWCO Target Project, “Free the Girls”.
• Photos submitted become the property of the FAWCO Foundation.

• We are unable to refund the administrative fee or return unused photos

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Who We Are

The FAWCO Foundation was created in 1967 and is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO, a network of independent American and international volunteer organizations representing private-sector American citizens overseas. FAWCO consists of over 64 clubs throughout the world.

The Foundation’s sole purpose is to aid charitable, educational and scientific programs that are the passion of FAWCO and its member clubs. We are a US non-profit corporation, registered in the State of Missouri as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

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