AWC mini-bazaar: follow up

“A big thank you to everyone for its success!”

We can’t thank the organizers, booth heads, volunteers, donors and shoppers enough for the success of our joint venture with the International Church of Copenhagen (ICC), on October 8 in the ICC fellowship hall at beautiful Skt. Andreas Church. In just five hours, we made about 8,000 kr. total, selling only books/movies/music, jewelry and accessories and handbags. ICC kindly ran the café, offering delicious sandwiches, desserts, coffee and tea, and the largest zucchini ever grown in captivity.

Many thanks to the organizers (led by Mary Stewart Burgher for AWC and Margaret Hunter for ICC, supported by Clarice Scott and Cyntheia Singleton for AWC), most of whom also acted as booth heads (Mary Stewart for the books, Cyntheia for jewelry, Clarice for accessories and Margaret for the café). Guarn Whittaker sold accessories like hotcakes, and Clarice, Cytheia, Pia Trøjegaard and Jonelle Carter Lemcke gave invaluable help with heaving the heavy boxes and bags of books out of Mary Stewart’s attic and up the stairs to the fellowship hall. Pia also devised the charming balloon decorations that lured shoppers from the street up to the hall.

Thanks to all the people mentioned, and more, ICC has additional money to devote to its charitable work. AWC’s share will go to Christian’s Safe House and the sisters’ soup kitchen in Nørrebro. And many happy shoppers got great bargains. Win–win–win!

On October 28, AWC had a joint fundraising venture with the UN agencies in Copenhagen, to celebrate UN Day and raise money for Project NEEED in Burkina Faso, a charitz for girls’ and women’s education that AWC and FAWCO have supported since 2007. More details in the next bulletin, when we know how much we raised.

Volunteers needed!

Soup Kitchen Nørrebro has been an AWC charity recipient during the last few years; financial support as well as AWC Knits for Homeless, clothing and basic repairs.

They are doing an excellent and humane service for disadvantaged individuals in Copenhagen.
AWC members and their families (including teenagers age 15 up) are encouraged to volunteer in the kitchen. In the last three months the soup kitchen has had a shortage of helpers.

Preparation of meals              9:30 – 12:00
Meal service                         14:00 – 16:00. Meals are served every day except Thursday.
You can also donate small food items such as salt, sugar, chili, plastic containers, tea, ketchup and other non-perishable food items.

The address is Sigurdsgade 29, and is located near buses #18, 6A & 4A. Plentiful free street parking. 

For more information contact Helena or AWC at

There are several AWC members who will be helping this summer. If you would like to join us contact us at the AWC email address for exact days and time.














Clarice Scott





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