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Helping Others Globally
The FAUSA Philanthropic Program supports projects benefiting women and children, with special focus on education. Since 2004, the beginning of the philanthropic program, FAUSA has:
- Sponsored The FAWCO Foundation Education Award, The FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award
- Sponsored TFF Development Grant, The Right to Food and Water
- Contributed to the Aleethia Foundation Secret Santa Program at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD
- Supported the FAWCO Target Program - Tabitha-Cambodia Wells for Clean Water
- Contributed to the FAWCO Millennium Goal Treated Malaria Net Project
- Purchased science equipment for a new school in Ribralta, Bolivia
- Provided backpacks and school supplies to children in Bogotá, Colombia
- Since 1997, 990 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, rulers, and more have been distributed by The American Women’s Club of Bogotá on behalf of FAUSA and The FAWCO Foundation.
- Supported a literacy program in Guyana
- Estancia Fraternidad in Oaxaca, Mexico, offers housing to the families of patients undergoing long-term hospital treatments, and often to the patients themselves once they are out of hospital. Poor patients and families often have to come long distances for treatment in Oaxaca due to the inadequate medical services in their communities. They usually know no one in the city and can’t afford expensive accommodations during the lengthy treatment. Estancia recently expanded its services to include an ambulance, a medical dispensary and burial assistance. In 2006, it provided assistance to 28,500 family members from 29 districts and 570 municipalities.
- El Maestro En Casa is a literacy program broadcast by Radio San Miguel in the Amazon region of northern Bolivia. The mission of the program is to teach reading, writing, basic math, critical thinking and community development skills to adults living in remote tribal villages. FAUSA proposed this organization for a 2010 FAWCO Development Grant.
Working Together with FAWCO
Continuing its collaboration with The FAWCO Foundation, FAUSA is proud to have been the principal sponsor of the 2010 FAWCO Foundation Hope Through Education Development Grant, for projects that promote literacy and support academic studies for disadvantaged children. The recipient of this grant, School Aid, operating in South Africa, was announced at the FAWCO Conference in Boston in March 2010. In 2011, FAUSA was the sponsor of the Skills Enhancement Award for FAWCO and FAUSA members, and the sponsoring contributor to The Right to Food and Water Development Grant. Its members regularly nominate and help sponsor Foundation Education Awards, for which they and their children are eligible, and Development Grants.
|FAUSA also is an active collaborator in FAWCO Target Programs and the Emergency Relief Fund.
2013-2016 Target Program
In March 2013, Human Rights for Women – Protecting the Rights and Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide, was announced as the overarching theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2013 - 2016.
The Target Program is comprised of two parts: Target Education/Awareness and the Target Project. The Education/Awareness Program focuses on women's rights as human rights, specifically in the areas of political empowerment, economic empowerment, peace and security, and ending violence against women. The Target Project is our opportunity to financially support a project that meets the Target goal.
Target Education/Awareness will continue through the Target Bulletins, Special Programs and Workshops, and with the support of FAWCO's Human Rights Task Force. Fundraising for the Free The Girls Target Project, through the Backing Women Campaign, as well as special events sponsored by Member Clubs, will continue through February 2016.
In 2013, twelve Target Project proposals were submitted, and the Target Selection Committee developed a short list of three finalist projects announced in December 2013. FAWCO Member Clubs voted for the winning Target Project. The Target Project--Free The Girls--was announced at the March 2014 Interim Conference in Brussels. Free the Girls works with former victims of sex trafficking in Africa and Latin America, helping them rebuild their lives through economic empowerment.
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To make a donation to the Target Project, click here and scroll down the right hand banner to Target Project.
Where do the funds come from?
The funds come exclusively from the generous support of FAUSA members, families, and friends through their individual donations and as participants in the silent and live auctions held at their Annual Meetings. FAUSA does not receive corporate, or other, sponsorship.
Please contact the Philanthropy Chair for more information about FAUSA’s philanthropic programs. Better yet, make a contribution now.