AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL

 WOMEN'S CLUB OF COLOGNE
Local in Cologne • Global at Heart

Charitable Giving • 2022-2025

Our Natural Environment: Empowering Women and Girls to Ensure a Sustainable Future

For the period of July 2022 through June 2025, the Club will focus its charitable efforts in the area of the environment.

Local Commitment

The AIWCC is proud to support innatura gGmbH

Our local charity was proposed by two board members, Robin Goldsby and Kathy McMillan Wilhelm.  After discussion with both the leadership and charities teams, we agreed to select innatura as our local charitable organization because of their environmental commitment and the positive experience we had working with them to provide support to the incoming Ukrainian refugees. We were fortunate that Dr. Juliane Kronen, founder and Executive Director of innatura, was able to come and speak at our Annual General Meeting in June. She detailed the unique and critical role they play in keeping waste (in this case, unsellable but perfectly useable products) from finding its way into landfills by offering numerous products to German organizations working in the social sector at greatly reduced cost.

Members are invited to tour the warehouse on Wednesday September 14th, either in the morning from 10-11:30 or in the evening from 18-19:30.

We are also planning a day of volunteering for November (date TBA).

Prevent waste • Protect our environment • Provide goods to those in need


      Global Commitment



      The AIWCC is proud to support the FAWCO Target Program; the new Target Project will be announced in March of 2023. Project proposals are currently being accepted. Members can learn more about the application process by clicking this link. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2022.  

                    

      Raising Funds

      Club fundraising is done throughout the year. In recent years, our main charity events have been the Sustainable Fashion Bash and Trivia Night. Prior to that, the Club held formal galas, benefit concerts, a Christmas bazaar, wine tastings and auctions (handbags anyone?). The past couple of years, our fundraising efforts have been hindered due to COVID restrictions. Bearing in mind that not all fundraising has to be a major event, we have utilized smaller initiatives such as raffles, individual donations, AmazonSmile and much more to continue to raise funds. Follow us here as we report our fundraising achievements from July 2022 through June 2025.

      Coming this September: 2023 wall calendar featuring original works of art created by members of the Urban Sketching activities group. Stay tuned!

      If you would like to donate to one of our featured charities through the AIWCC or provide matching funds to encourage further fundraising, we will be very happy to recognize you here on our website. For information, please contact president@aiwccologne.org.

      Would you like to join our Charities Team? Contact president@aiwccologne.org

      How to Donate

      Donations can be made via bank transfer or PayPal.

      Bank: Sparkasse KölnBonn
      Account Name: AIWCC e.V.
      IBAN: DE 35 3705 0198 1931 0895 59
      Comments: Donation
       PayPal to treasurer@aiwccologne.org




      Whatever we do - we have fun and do good!

      In 2006, the Club received its article of incorporation as a nonprofit organization (e.V. status) and stipulated, through its constitution, a commitment to help the local and international community at large, with a specific focus on women and children. The AIWCC aligns its charitable efforts with the FAWCO Target Program’s three-year cycle, with the overarching goal to improve the lives of women and children ​​in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights on a rotating basis. We support the Target Project as our international charity and support a member proposed local charity following careful vetting.

      These partners help us make things happen!

      Cowoki

      Freischem & Partner

      KKHT Schwarz Weiss Koeln

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