Our Supported Charities

Founded in 1971, our club set forth a vision to foster friendship, provide support, and make a positive impact on the local community. From its inception, charitable giving became a fundamental aspect of AIWC. Over the years, we took pride in supporting various local and international charitable organizations, raising over 650,000 euros.

In 2019, we underwent a transition from our traditional model of annual galas and scholarships supporting a single charity to organizing numerous smaller fundraisers that benefited four charities over several years. This strategic shift proved invaluable, allowing the club to continue its vital work seamlessly, even in the face of the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. The AIWC Frankfurt Charity Review 2019-2020 reflects our commitment during this period. We sustained our focus on supporting four charities until the end of 2022. By 2023, AIWC Frankfurt adjusted its charitable initiatives, concentrating efforts on two charities: Frauennotruf Frankfurt and Awesome Blossoms, the FAWCO Target Project for 2023-2025.

In October 2023, our General Board convened to select the local charity for 2024, and after thorough deliberation, the organization "FIM – Women's Rights are Human Rights eV" was chosen through a collective vote. This decision emphasizes our ongoing commitment to supporting initiatives that align with our values and contribute to the well-being of the local community. We are excited to partner with FIM – Women's Rights are Human Rights eV and actively participate in advancing their important mission throughout the upcoming year.

Awesome Blossoms is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is the latest initiative by Mrs. Peninah Nthenya Musyimi, the founder of Safe Spaces, a community-based organization. Awesome Blossoms focuses on creating organic, water-efficient urban farms with 500 gardens in each farm for 75 women, in partnership with three primary schools in the Mathare slum area of Nairobi.  It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the negative impacts of climate change. 

How will the FAWCO Target Project 5: Awesome Blossoms work?

● Create three new farms, each one located at a local school

● Each farm will contain 500 vertical hydroponic gardens

● The vertical gardens use clean dirt, rather than the chemically tainted dirt of the slums, less water and less land than traditional farming

● Organic methods to fight pests will be used, such as Mexican marigolds planted around the perimeter, in addition to organic fertilizer

● 75 women will receive two pre-funded gardens and training in hydroponics

● 150 gardens will be used to provide nutritional vegetables to the school children and be used to educate them on nutrition, organic gardening and caring for the environment.

The farms will be supported by Awesome Blossoms Center of Expertise which acts as a center for education. The training modules include hydroponic farming, plant nutrition and nutrient management, growing media and planting techniques, crop management and pest control and water conservation.

FIM – Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht e.V. is a dynamic and impactful organization dedicated to the promotion of women's rights as fundamental human rights. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, FIM operates with a commitment to fostering gender equality, empowerment, and social justice. With a rich history and a steadfast focus on advocacy, FIM engages in a variety of initiatives, striving to address and eliminate gender-based discrimination and violence. Through its diverse programs, workshops, and campaigns, FIM creates a supportive platform that empowers women, promotes awareness, and advocates for systemic change. Their work extends beyond local boundaries, contributing to the broader global conversation on women's rights. Visit their website to learn more about their mission, vision, and the impactful initiatives they undertake to champion the cause of gender equality.

Want to help now?

Discover numerous opportunities to actively contribute and generate funds for our selected charities. Whether it's engaging in our Treasures & Treats Frauen Floh Markt, participating in a local scavenger hunt, attending a book reading with an author, or enjoying a wine tasting with a sommelier—no event is too big or too small! We invite you to join us in making a meaningful impact as we embody our motto: "When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen!" To explore these exciting avenues and get involved, reach out to our dedicated AIWC charity department led by our 2nd Vice President, Dana, at aiwcfrankfurt.2VP@gmail.com. For innovative fundraising ideas and initiatives, connect with our Fundraising Chair, Danita, at aiwcfrankfurt.fundraising@gmail.com. Dana and Danita are continuously on the lookout for creative ways to raise funds and contribute to positive change. Join us in making a difference!

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