I would like to invite all IWC Stuttgart members to get involved in our charitable endeavors this year. I am hoping that you will find – like me – that regardless of how we spend our days, in jobs, in our homes or elsewhere, coming together and working on a common goal is hugely fulfilling. Having worked on our charitable activities in one role or another for the past few years, I can tell you that I learned many new skills and I had a great time doing it.
As you may already know, Frauen helfen Frauen, our designated charity, are losing their premises at the end of June this year. While they have already secured interim accommodation, you can imagine which kind of impact – financially and emotionally – this upheaval will have on the families as well as the FHF team.
There are several areas where we can become active
- Financially: by hosting our next charity event and engaging in fund-raising
- “Regularly”: by understanding what FHF need currently and how we can become engaged with them in a more regular and hands-on way.
I feel that the best way to begin is to hold a kick-off meeting amongst members first and then break into groups. Once we have decided on which actions to take, it will probably be beneficial to meet up with our new focal points at FHF, Ms Limitone and Ms Bosch. Some of you will already have met them at last year’s charity event. This meeting will probably take place during the day.
If you can attend the big kick-off on April 18th at 19:00 (or even if you just have more questions), please contact me using the form below. The location is still to be confirmed.
Once we have kicked off, we will have a central online tool allowing us to collaborate so that even if you missed a meeting, you can remain up to date.
I am very excited about this new year of charitable activities and am looking forward to accomplishing great things with you all!
Vice President – Charitable Relations