On September 21st, members of the IWCS and staff from Frauen helfen Frauen (FhF) had an extremely worthwhile brainstorming session to assess how our club might best support the Frauenhaus.
As a result of that meeting, member Tracey Stevenson is the new IWCS Volunteer Coordinator. Congratulations, Tracey, on your new position!
She will be organizing volunteers from within the club for joint events with FHF outside of the annual charity event – exactly what some of our members have been asking for.
How can you help? Here are some ideas from Tracey. If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of the women and children living at the Frauenhaus, message Tracey using the form at the bottom of this post.
Financial Donations: FhF are in desperate need of additional funding. Members are encouraged to make personal donations to FhF and to lobby other interest groups/employers for donations.
‘Adopt a Family for Christmas’: Giving a small Christmas gift for every person in the House at Christmas.
Non-Perishable Donations: The provision of non-perishable items for a ‘welcome pack’ when families arrive in the House.
Household Items/Furniture: The provision of any second hand furniture/ household items for when the families leave the House and move into personal accommodation.
Administration Tasks: Volunteers required to help with basic administration tasks.
Joint Fundraising: Liasing with FhF to combine fundraising efforts.