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Philanthropy

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Our Philosophy

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 philanthropy@aiwmalta.com.

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Calendar Fundraiser

Rich with artworks from thirteen magnificent Maltese artists, this calendar is perfect for noting birthdays, anniversaries and other special events.

€8 for one, €15 for two. 

Contact: info.aiwm@gmail.com to order. 

All proceeds will go to AIWM's chosen charities for 2022. Embrace Diversity and SOAR programme at St Jeanne D'Antide Foundation.

2021 review

Despite the overall decreased level of activities due to Covid, the committee continued to identify and recommend projects and programmes to the Executive Board for funding over the past year.  As ever, we are grateful to our membership for bringing forward suggestions.  Funds were raised through a variety of initiatives: our Christmas stall at Hilltop Gardens, the AIWM President's Christmas appeal, numerous raffles and the sale of AIWM calendars.   Here's hoping we can do more this year.

·    Il-Milja – This second-stage residential shelter for victims of Violence Against Women and their children provides the residents with a secure place from which to start to rebuild their lives.  AIWM provided funds to help with the printing of a booklet, and for refurbishing their new premises.

·    SOAR Programme of St. Jeanne Antide Foundation (SJAF) - SOAR is a third-stage peer-support programme that enables survivors of domestic violence to rebuild their lives with dignity and independence in the community.   AIWM funding was two-fold this year:  for emergency funds identified by SJAF, and then specifically for two “Looking Beautyful” workshops delivered by AIWM member Anabell Ariah. The theme was about grooming and make-up application; but it was equally about supporting one another and about fostering self-acceptance.

·    Embrace Diversity Organisation - embrace supports children and teenagers with profound disabilities.  A young NGO, its mission is to enable children to reach their full potential physically and socially.  AIWM funds have been designated for a rubber floor mat for the outdoor playground, the installation of which will take place in the Spring of 2022.

 

·    Centru Tbexbix is a Bormla-based NGO which aims to help children discover their true potential through planned informal learning situations.  Children attended the Summer Club from Cottonera,  Richmond Foundation Kids home, and refugee and asylum-seeking children living in Hal Far. The overall theme of our Summer Club was: 'Back to Our Roots' as it promoted sustainable healthy living with activities ranging from art, music and sports to drama therapy, dance and gardening.  One of the primary aims is to combat racial prejudice while encouraging integration and unity among children with different backgrounds.

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Standing Committee

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 philanthropy@aiwmalta.com