For more than 60 years, philanthropy has been an important element of the American Women’s Club of Lebanon. Over the years, with the money raised through fundraising activities and donations, we have given in kind to many locally based NGOs that provide much needed support to the Lebanese people. The AWC Caring Committee is committed to continuing to help now more than ever during Lebanon’s current economic crisis.
The AWC also welcomes our members to volunteer their Time, Talent, and Treasure to charitable projects that they suggest and help to initiate.
For the last 2 years, the Heart Pillow Project, in partnership with the Lebanese Breast Cancer Association, has provided much needed pain relief and comfort to women who have undergone mastectomies. The AWC Material Girls group continues to contribute their Time, Talent, and Treasure to sew these Heart Pillows, and our members help to stuff them during social time at designated general meetings. We get a chance to connect with each other and keep our hands busy for a worthy cause at the same time.
Our most recent endeavor is the Fidget Activity Lap Mat project in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Lebanon. A fidget mat, designed to keep restless hands busy, has different textures to feel as well as things to open and close. Unfortunately, the Covid19 pandemic has delayed both the contribution of fidget mats to the Alzheimer Minerva Day Care Center and our plans to contribute our Time and Talent to a group of Alzheimer volunteers who will carry on the project.