Art Show Fundraiser Report Back

Thank you Gail Simpson-Ruiz for hosting the Art Show fundraiser! Many thanks also to Irene Acevedo, an independent art dealer and her daughter, Camilo Restrepo, who brought a showing of different artists they represent, and donated 5 – 10% of all purchases to our charities.

AWC’s Annual Bingo!

Join us for the AWC’s annual Bingo game!  Plenty of prizes and lots of fun to be had.  All proceeds go towards supporting our 12 charities. For tickets contact Marta Sabogal at marta.sabogal@gmail.com.

Bra Drive Results

We collected over 100 bras for the survivors of human trafficking in Mozambique and El Salvador. Thank you kind people for your donations, they will be used to open up micro-businesses for these brave women and help pave their way to economic empowerment and freedom.

Visit to Paraplejicos No Pensionados

The residents of Paraplejicos No Pensionados were delighted to see us and truly touched that we were taking an interest in them. Presently there are 10 paraplegic men and women that live in, and another 6 that sleep out. With no pensions or means of support from the State they live in a seniors home in the center of Bogota. Their needs are many and we are the only organization that helps with funds. The AWC provides milk, groceries, and their medical supplies and medicines.

Newcomers

All Newcomers to Bogota, please contact our dear Ines Mayoral who will meet you for a chat and a cuppa. Ines will be your first point of contact with the club and will keep you up to date about Newcomers meetings. We are sure you will love her as much as we do! Contact Ines…

Change for Change

The Change for Change Pigs will be collected in November! When your little piggy is full please email Jo so she can arrange a pick up.  We are looking forward to helping change the lives of others by contributing towards change for change!   Contact:   Jo Harries at  joharries07@gmail.com

Blankets with LOVE

Our latest initiative involved purchasing blankets for the ladies of Casa de la Esperanza. Jo Harries sold blankets at our Thanksgiving lunch and blankets were sold at the Christmas Bazaar! Congratulations ladies! To all those who bought blankets: you provided a warm and comforting blanket to ladies who otherwise live in extremely difficult conditions.  How…

Christmas Bazaar

Congratulations to Marta Sabogal for putting on a wonderful Christmas Bazaar.  Good cheer was plentiful and there was lots of fun to be had.  The US Embassy grounds were a beautiful setting for a memorable day.

American Women’s Club of Bogota

The American Women’s Club of Bogotá provides opportunities for American people and people of other nationalities to meet and enjoy each other’s company and share new experiences while in Colombia, through a variety of activities. For over 70 years, AWC has been supporting its charities with the money raised by several fundraising events throughout the year. The…