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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.

photo of Hole in the Wall campers

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

  • Friendship Quilt 2015
  • Club Challenge
  • Photo Competition

FAWCO Friendship Quilt 2015 “Backing Women”

By now, you’ve all had a chance to check out The FAWCO Foundation’s new online boutique http://www.fawcofoundation.org/fundraising-tools/backing-women/boutique.html. The lovely painting by Christian de Laubadere is the inspiration for our next quilt, and we have kind permission to use the design. So go have a look at it right now, then finish reading these instructions.

Foundation VPs Nan de laubadere and Suzanne Wheeler hard at working making quilt squares!

To see Quilts 1996 to present click here

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Congratulations! The Club Donor's Matching Grant Challenge has been met.  
Thanks to your efforts, an additional $10,000 will be added to the monies raised for the FAWCO Target Project: Free The Girls.  A heartfelt thank you to participating clubs.  Further club donations will gladly be accepted in striving towards the $120,000 goal.

 

http://www.fawcofoundation.org/donations/how-can-i-donate.html

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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.

 

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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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