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Development Grants

Deadline was Jan.8,2016

2016 Development Grants

 

Education Awards

The deadline was Jan.7,2016

2016 Education Awards


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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.

Fundraising

  • Conference 2016
  • 2016 Raffles
  • Benefactor Levels
  • 2016 Charm

               Wings

 

Birds of a feather will flock together for an evening dedicated to raising the funds that act as the wind beneath our wings to lift our charity projects into flight.

When: Saturday, 12 March 2016

Where: FAWCO Interim Conference, Lufthansa Training & Conference Center

Time: 19:00: Reception and Silent Auction  20:00: Dinner, Live Auction, and The Big Charity Quiz

Dress: Let your imagination soar by incorporating a feather into your clothing, shoes, hat, jewelry or make-up!

** Do you have something to donate to the SILENT AUCTION?  Click below to download a Silent Auction donation form. If the page doesn't open immediately, please check your download file.  Once you have completed the form, please scan and email it to . Thank you for your donation!

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As with every year, The FAWCO Foundation will be raffling off two highly sought-after items at the Interim Meeting in Frankfurt - the beautiful Friendship Quilt, "Liberate," and this year, a stunning Diamond Ring. Raffle tickets for both the quilt and the ring are available, by download, here on the website or may also be purchased at the conference up until the time of drawing.

   

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 Take this opportunity to spread your wings to become a Benefactor by contributing now or during the conference.
 Make your payment with the Benefactor donate button

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Crafted in sterling silver, our feather (far right) will add "charm" to your Foundation bracelet. A claw closure makes it easy to use as a pendant or stand-alone charm for any chain in your own inventory.

Add the Frankfurt conference "Wind Beneath Our Wings" feather charm to your collection today. Charms may be pre-ordered online or purchased at the conference. However, if you PRE-ORDER your charm online, you save 12.5% off the regular price and pay just $35/35. You may then pick up your charm at the conference at the FAWCO Foundation table located next to the Welcome Registration Desk. Charms will also be available for purchase at the conference for $40/40.  

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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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