Registered with the Maltese Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations as a Voluntary Organisation (VO/0325), our philanthropy is a core value — our social responsibility and privilege, giving us meaning and purpose. Each year we raise funds for three to six Maltese-focused charities, carefully recommended by our Standing Committee for Philanthropy and accepted by the Executive Board.
LATEST NEWS: Our Christmas Fair was held on the 30 November 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel and we are delighted to report that we raised €6,000 for three of our chosen charities: Malta Blind Dog Foundation, Dar Qalb ta’Gesu and Centru Tbexbix.
2018 Fundraising activities
In April, AIWM members visited Dar Merhba Bik Foundation to donate toiletries collected at our monthly meeting ‘Supplies Drive’. The Foundation works with women who have experienced domestic violence, offering them a safe shelter, counselling therapy and support as well as helping them establish a way of life which best meets their future needs.
In May, members took the opportunity to tour Centru Tbexbix as preparations were underway to care for 50 children in their summer camp.
Our October monthly meeting with our colleagues and friends from Berlin, we collected a large quantity of supplies to donate to Dar Qalb ta’Gesu.
Other organisations we also supported includw:
Karl Vella Foundation, Attard
The Foundation provides educational and psychological assistance to children in families disrupted by illness. Recently, the Foundation renovated stables into small activity rooms and we donated funds to install cupboards for these newly renovated rooms. http://www.karlvellafoundation.org/
Europa Donna Malta, Floriana
By donating funds to Europa Donna’s advocacy, we help its efforts to bring an awareness of breast cancer and the importance of breast care in Malta through optimal breast cancer treatments. Please take a look at their site. https://europadonnamalta.org.mt/
SOS Malta, Santa Venera
With an aim to assist all peoples through projects of a social and charitable nature, SOS Malta started a local pilot project, called Volunteer Sliema, to help the elderly and disabled become more mobile and self-sufficient through the use of mobility scooters. AIWM raised funds to purchase two of the mobility scooters. http://www.sosmalta.org
Dar il Kaptan, Mtarfa
Dar il Kaptan provides residential respite service and day service to any person with disability. Our funds supported renovation and improvement for the home’s single elevator. Our members also supported a supplies drive for food. http://www.darilkaptan.org/
Centru Tbexbix, Bormla
For 11 years AIWM has supported the children’s summer camp, which/provides a place and programmes for joyful learning – a safe place to explore and to gain confidence, a place where children and young people meet to grow and achieve their potential, their personal best. For more information please look at their website http://www.tbexbix.org/eng/home.htm
Dar Santa Tereza, Zurrieg
Members contributed basic necessity supplies for the babies and toddlers in this caring home.
Malta Guide Dog Foundation
Meet Dora! Our donation this year will go towards the training and care of Dora. It takes 18- 22 months for a blind dog to be trained and ready to be handed over to its new owner with a large team at work behind the scenes that has invested much time and effort. We are delighted to support Dora’s progress. For more information please check out their website. http://www.maltaguidedogs.org.mt/
Dar Qalb ta’ Ġesù
is a second stage shelter home supporting families, women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Our October Monthly Membership Meeting included a supplies drive to support this charity.
Standing Committee for Philanthropy:
Kirsty Hignett, Chair Mary-Ann Spitieri, Co-Chair
The Standing Committee for Philanthropy 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 organization’s fundraising need, please contact Kirsty and Mary-Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org