Red, White, & Blue Charity Gala, 16 April 2016

Red, White, & Blue Charity Gala, 16 April 2016, The Hague (together with the American Women’s Club of The Hague)RWB Gala_3

The American Women’s Club of The Hague is a “home” for women in any way affiliated to the USA. Founded in 1930, the AWC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing opportunities for social and educational activities for English-speaking women. The AWC actively engages in philanthropic and community service projects in The Hague region, throughout the Netherlands and in the larger global community.

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Every year the American Women’s Club of The Hague organizes a charity event that helps to raise money for many non-profit organizations working together to achieve different causes. This year, three organizations received support from the amazing women of the American’s Women Club: ‘Look Good Feel Better,’ ‘Stahili Fund,’ and ‘SPOSA Child.’

‘Look Good Feel Better’ – Look Good Feel Better for women at MCH Antoniushove in The Hague is a community service program that provides useful information specifically tailored to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Guided by experienced volunteers from the cosmetic industry, patients learn how to care for their skin and apply make-up to help minimize the appearance related side-effects of your treatment.

‘Stahili Fund’ – Working with families and communities in rural Kenya, Stahili promotes education tool to end exploitation, keep children together, and break the cycle of poverty. While most of the children that Stahili supports have either endured abuse and exploitation in an orphanage or have faced other vulnerabilities, they have loving relatives or members of the community who want to care for them, but cannot due to severe poverty. Stahili empowers the children’s guardians and allows them to give the children a life they deserve.RWB Gala_5

‘SPOSA Child’ – Based in the Netherlands, Stichting SPOSA Child’s mission (Save and Protect our Sexually abused child) is rehabilitation and healing of sexually and physically abused children, through the gift of education on the island of Negros in the Philippines. The SPOSA CHILD Educational Scholarship Fund covers costs such as uniforms, books and other school materials, physical education, transport to/from school, meals, and reintegration counseling.

The International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions has attended the event as one of the proud sponsors that helped by raising money and awareness with the generous donations to these foundations.

With welcoming dinner, silent auction (for which IDUM has donated a Canadian basket), and a bidding auction (for which the Executive Manager of IDUM volunteered her boxing lessons) the American Women’s Club of The Hague’s Red, White, & Blue Gala has raised approximately €30,000 for the three beneficiaries: ‘Look Good Feel Better,’ ‘Stahili Fund,’ and ‘SPOSA Child.’

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