Fundraising

AWC walkers/cyclists raise over $600 for the FAWCO Target Project

Three AWC members – Mary Stewart Burgher, Lesley Jensen and Jonelle Lemcke – raised $657 for the FAWCO Target Project (https://www.fawco.org/global-issues/target-program/health/target-project-2020-2022) by securing sponsorship for their participation in the FAWCO Virtual Tour, which ended in February. We proudly collected and sent the money to FAWCO at the end of March. Click here (https://www.fawcofoundation.org/programs/target-project/club-donor-wall-target-project-health) to see AWC Denmark on the Club Donor Wall!

Books to Ghana

In mid-December, two strong and helpful staff members from the Embassy of Ghana in Copenhagen, assisted by AWC member Amy Faircloth, picked up the hundreds of books donated by AWC members and others, for shipment to Ghana for use in schools. They neatly packed four fruit boxes, a storage box, a small box and at least 6 large plastic bags of books into one Embassy van. They helped to move all these out of my basement, on the first step of their journey to help Ghanaian schoolchildren sharpen their English.

Thanks to all our donors – and to Amy Faircloth for her connections to the Embassy – for making this possible. even in COVID time!

One-woman heart pillow producer – AWC’s Dorte Brandenhoff

Many AWC members and friends – such as Amber Milland  and Jonelle Lemcke – have made and stuffed pillowcases for the Heart Pillow Project (www.heartpillow.dk). But the 2020 champion is our own Dorte Brandenhoff: just before Christmas, she dopped off 100 pillowcases that she had made all by herself! Jonelle speedily picked them up for transport to Nancy Friis Jensen and the project. Check out the photo of Dorte with her handiwork. At least a thousand thanks to Dorte for the 100 cases!

Fundraising with books and holiday earrings

As always, I spent the year collecting and selling books, music and DVDs, and closed it out with offering a wide array of holiday earrings for sale – with all proceeds going to AWC charities. Just before the end of the year, I transferred the proceeds to AWC co-treasurer Claude Lawson. Even in this pandemic year, with no big sales or gatherings, these proceeds amounted to 4,915 kroner.

This wonderful result required the help of many people to achieve: thanks to all the AWC members and friends who donated and/or bought items, and especially to Véronique Pascal for helping to tote and transport books, etc. and for so beautifully advertising the earrings on the AWC Coffeeshop.

Jewelry Donations

Cyntheia Singleton, our dedicated jewelry saleswoman would like to remind all our members once again to go through their jewelry to see if you have anything that is not being worn any longer and which you would like to donate to our fundraising efforts. Cyntheia’s constant efforts with the sale of jewelry at our meetings and other events provide the club with a steady trickle of funds that we can pass on to our chosen charities.

So take a look through your drawers, treasure chests and cubby holes to see if something you’ve tired of needs a new enthusiastic owner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Contact:

fundraising@awcdenmark.org

or

bazaar@awcdenmark.org

 
   
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