Registered with the Malta Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations as a Voluntary Organisation (VO/0325), our philanthropy is a core value, enhancing our sense of friendship and camaraderie as we support local Maltese charities.
Each year we raise funds for selected charities, carefully recommended by our Standing Committee for Philanthropy and accepted by the Executive Board.
If you would like a charity to be considered, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All proceeds will go to AIWM's chosen charities for 2022. Embrace Diversity and SOAR programme at St Jeanne D'Antide Foundation.
November 2022 was a big month for us. We held two large fund raising events - Our Christmas Fair on 13 November at the Intercontinental Malta and the Cocktail Fundraiser at the British High Commission. Both were great fun and a huge success raising nearly €18,000 for our chosen charities. Sainte Jeanne Antide SOAR programme and FIDEM Foundation.
In addition, this year we have actively supported a range of charities, some with whom we have a longstanding relations and a couple of new ones.
SOAR Services, St. Jeanne Antide Foundation:
Foodbank Lifeline Foundation:
embrace Diversity Organisation:
Centru Tbexbix Summer Club:
Ukrainian Refugees in Malta:
FIDEM Charity Organisation:
In March, AIWM sponsored the publishing of the collection of stories and poems by the residents of Il-Milja. Dar Il-Milja is a shelter for 12 female survivors of violence and their children together with an aftercare residential and community support service.
In April, we gave to the Emergency Funds of SJAF to help a single mum and her two young children. Pictured are Jo Rizzo, Co-chair Philanthropy Committee, and Nora Macelli, CEO, SJAF.
In June, AIWM contributed funds directly to the Foodbank to purchase foodstuffs. Their warehouse is in Marsa, with distribution centres around Malta.
AIWM sponsored the installation of the flooring for the outdoor playground. embrace Diversity works with children and youths with physical disabilities. Proceeds from the Celtic Night held in April supported this project.
This summer the club ran from July 4 – August 26. 50 children from the Cottonera region, Hal Far Refugee camp, and the Richmond Foundation spent their days at the club. We were happy to once again support this super programme!
In July, we donated a car load of groceries to this ad-hoc group who are distributing foodstuffs and basic necessities. They were very grateful for the contribution.
In August, AIWM donated to the “Educate to Empower” Programme, for educational courses and learning materials, such as books and laptops, uniforms and school supplies for vulnerable women and adolescent girls. This is the start of an AIWM/FIDEM relationship as we have named FIDEM as one of the charity recipients of the International Christmas Fair.
Kirsty Hignett and Jo Rizzo are Co Chairs of our Standing Committee for Philanthropy.
The Committee is responsible for bringing recommendations to the Executive Board who approve the selection of qualified charities to receive donations or supplies from fundraising efforts.
If you are interested in learning more about our philanthropic efforts or in discussing an organisation’s fundraising needs, please contact Kirsty and Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org