Canadian Women’s Club donates $81,000 to local charities in 2015

This year the Canadian Women’s Club of Barbados will donate Bds $81,000.00 in funds raised by their membership through fund-raising events over the 2014-2015 period. The Club will be presenting these funds to several Barbados charities at the High Commission of Canada, Bishop’s Court Hill.

The Canadian Women’s Club of Barbados has a long history of giving back to various charities and institutions in the local community. Formed in 1922, the Club is the oldest and largest International Women’s Club in Barbados with over 120 members. Members of the club come from a diverse blend of cultures from across the globe.

Over the past few years the Club has contributed to a wide -range of Barbadian causes ranging from health care, education, poverty relief, and care for the young or aged. Their stated objectives are to bring Canadian women together in a spirit of loyalty, friendship and helpfulness and of participating in, and providing support for, community service projects in Barbados.

Association of the Friends of the Geriatric Hospital
The Hospital caters to chronically ill and elderly residents. The Association visits, entertains and raises funds to purchase hospital needs.

Barbados Burns and Orthotics Charitable Trust
The trust helps paediatric burn patients referred by QEH and CDC to receive funding for burn-scar garments and orthotics.

Barbados Diabetes Foundation
The main aim of the Association is to educate persons suffering with Diabetes to properly manage and control their diabetes.

Barbados Council for the Disabled
This is a non-governmental umbrella body partnering with all sectors of the community and International Agencies to effect change and champion the rights of all persons with disabilities, ensuring their full and effective integration into society

The Business and Professional Women’s Club Barbados Shelter for Abused Women
This shelter takes in abused women and their children, providing a safe haven for up to three months. The women are provided with counseling and assistance to aid their return to the community.

The Caribbean Dyslexia Association
The Centre, among other things, assists students to manage this learning disability, promote training of teachers and parents and raises awareness of the condition.

Camp Aquarius
The uses care of the ocean and swimming lessons to generate self-esteem and leadership skills.

Cancer Support Services
Provides a haven where patients and their families are given an understanding ear, a compassionate smile and, most importantly, confidentiality and a place where they can feel free of their fears and have many of their concerns addressed.

The Family Welfare Society
The Society is a charitable organization founded in 1930 to assist distressed residents of St. Michael parish. Donation will go towards on-going assistance to the destitute in St. Michael.

The Gift Foundation
The foundation provides the necessary financial aid to needy individuals for diagnosis and treatment procedures for breast cancer.

HIV/AIDS Food Bank
The monetary donation is to support the on-going food needs of the food bank. The HIV/AIDS Food Bank is managed by a Community Nutrition Officer, with specialist training in HIV nutrition, assisted by a cadre of dedicated volunteers.

Irving Wilson School
The school caters to the needs of children suffering from various learning disabilities.

The Learning Centre
This school assists handicapped adults acquire saleable skills.

Through several programs and services, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Barbados primarily works to empower women and girls by helping them to develop their potential – spiritually, intellectually and socially.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St. Dominic’s Conference
St. Vincent de Paul is a voluntary organization, working with the poor and disadvantaged regardless of denomination. Our donation will go towards providing school supplies for families’ in-need.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Pediatric Ward C and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Pediatric Playroom
The Hospital caters to chronically ill children. Funds will be used to purchase special toys, games and music for patient use during the CWC volunteer visits & to mount a Christmas party.

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