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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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Two wonderful options to participate in our quilt and bracelet raffle.  So whether you can attend in person or watch for results from afar, we have the solution for you!

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                          THE FAWCO FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING

                                    ROME CONFERENCE 2015


Date: 27 March 2015
Time: 19:00

Dress: Come dressed as your favorite woman... historical figure, goddess, movie star, diva, or even YOURSELF!


Thank you so much for your generous offer for our Live Auction for the FAWCO Conference in Rome 2015.

In order to best advertise your lovely home and to present the information in an attractive way at our conference and on The FAWCO Foundation Website, please send us more specific details using the guidelines of the agreement form attached.

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I am writing to you in hopes that ___________ can help The FAWCO Foundation. We are the philanthropic branch of FAWCO-The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas- which is a network of over 75 organizations worldwide (www.fawcofoundation.org andwww.fawco.org ). The FAWCO Foundation supports academic awards, a development grants program, university scholarships for young women in Burkina Faso (NEEED) and a project focused on Human Rights for women whose recipient is Free The Girls (www.freethegirls.org) – an organization working with former victims of sex trafficking in Africa and Latin America.

In order to continue charitable associations such as this, each year The Foundation holds its largest fundraiser at the FAWCO conference. We have an evening event that includes dinner and an auction. This year our auction will launch online in advance of the conference, to reach all of our FAWCO members and their family and friends, instead of just the members who can attend the event. Proceeds go to charity as we are an all-volunteer Foundation.

My hope is that your organization would be willing to donate either a resort stay or high-end item for our Auction event. The event is March 27, 2015, in Rome, Italy.

In return we will feature your donation highlighting your organization on our website beginning in January (or as soon as we have its details.) We will auction the item online and/or potentially at the conference and would be happy to distribute your brochures and/or other marketing material to attendees at the event.

We would be thrilled to have an item from your consortium in the auction. Thank you for considering our request.

Kind regards,
Colleen Gilbert

Online Auction Coordinator/The FAWCO Foundation


Suzanne Wheeler

VP Fundraising/The FAWO Foundation

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The BACKING WOMEN Holiday Gift Collection is Now Available in the Online Boutique!

To celebrate the season, we have assembled a collection of luxurious gift items.  
Browse the catalog or to see all of the Backing Women items, go to the Online Boutique.

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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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