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, enhancing our sense of friendship and camaraderie as we support local Maltese charities. Each year we raise funds for three to six charities, carefully recommended by our Standing Committee for Philanthropy and accepted by the Executive Board.
LATEST NEWS: We are already planning and organising our next International Christmas Fair which will occur on Saturday, 16 November, at the InterContinental Malta, our major sponsor. Every year this fair has gained prominence in the Christmas season events calendar and we expect that we will raise even more funds than prior years for selected charities soon to be recommended by the Standing Committee – Philanthropy and approved by the Executive Board.
Our last 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.
2019 Fundraising Activities
In early May we held a very successful Fashion Show. Once again, the recipient of the funds raised will be Centru Tbexbix to support their Summer Camp. It is the 12th consecutive year our association has contributed to this worthy programme for children and young adults, as described below..
2017 and 2018 Fundraising Activities
The organisations we supported include:
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 Spiteri, 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