Philanthropy News

Report 2018

AWC supports several charities ongoing throughout the year. Here are examples of our recent support.

Thanks to all the AWC members who contributed toiletries (and 700 kr. in cash) to make Christmas merry for the residents of Christian Safe House for trafficked women and their children. In addition to the generosity of AWC members, the staff of the US embassy contributed five Irma shopping bags full of gifts, and appliances. All the donations were wrapped by busy club members at our Christmas Wrapping party, and this enabled AWC to supply over 150 individually wrapped gifts and a Christmas tree!

The AWC Board wrote to the Ambassador to express the Club’s thanks, and we also thank our own generous members here!

A car load of these gifts for women and children, as well as family-sized lotions, shampoos, sanitary articles and diapers and several huge bags of winter clothing (which will be shared between the four shelter locations), was gladly received at Christian Safe House. The founder called to tell me “many of these young women who came to the house were so surprised to get a gift. We tell them that the gifts are from AWC.  Many of these women, hardened by the experience of being victims of human traffickers, get teary-eyed by the idea of someone caring enough to take the time to provide a wrapped present for a complete stranger.

The Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen in Nørrebro told me that the scarves, hand-knitted by the LINK group hosted by Denice Cosby, were warmly welcomed by the recipients, many of whom spend the winter without adequate clothing.

AWC will continue to collect and distribute winter clothing and knit more scarves for both these organizations throughout the winter months.  There is a special request from Christian Safe House for winter shoes for women, sizes 40-42.

Members Cyntheia Singleton and Mary Stewart Burgher raised additional thousands from selling jewelry and books at AWC events, Christmas fairs and other events.

Philanthropy Award - Recipients from the last ten years

  • Landsforeningen Premature Vilkår (LPV received AWC’s Philanthropy Award for for their outstanding work in supporting families who experience prematurity. Look Good…Feel Better (courses for women who are in out-patient treatment for cancer)
  • KRIS Kristen Rådgivning for Incestofre og Seksuelt misbrugte
  • Dansk Kvindesamfund Krisecenter i Vodroffsvej
  • Heart Pillow Project for women with breast surgery
  • Blågårds Kirke “Meals for the Needy”
  • Muhabet (Meeting place for immigrants and refugees with psychological problems
  • Drys Ind , the oldest day center in Denmark
  • Support Group for Late Brain-Damaged Children
  • Alexandra Collegium , for single mothers in education programs
  • Hjernesagen Copenhagen & Frederiksberg, Afasi Center
  • Volunteer Center, Vedbæk, installing smoke alarms for elderly people’s homes
  • SIV Children’s Home in Farum
  • SOVI, for autistic people
  • Danish Council of Alcohol & Addiction DCAA
  • Handicap OL
  • Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims
  • School for the Deaf

If you would like to participate in our philanthropy activities contact Joan Oppenheim at

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