At the IWC we strive to help those in need. These include people of every age, race religion and animals. We favour Organizations without Government assistance. Every month the Board chooses a suitable Organization and we collect according to the needs (information is sent to the members via WhatsApp a few days before the IWC General Meeting and through the Newsletter). After the meeting we deliver those items and money donated to the charity. Our members are welcome to join the Philanthropy team during the handover of money and donated items. This gives members the opportunity to get first-hand experience to the work of the charities. We also encourage volunteering in any of these organizations.
Fundraising activities, book sales, group activities monetary donations, personal donations will go into the Philanthropy fund which at the end of the year will be distributed between those monthly charities most voted by the members in the October General Meeting.
As a club, we strive to contribute towards our community in many ways – Sharing & Caring whilst having fun!!.
EVENTS – Throughout the year we promote various annual organised Charity Events that our members may wish to participate in with fellow likeminded club members e.g.: Sun Flower Fund, Animal Rescue Organisation and other worthy causes.
VOLUNTEERING – Sometimes an organisation or charity simply needs a helping pair of hands. If you have a little bit of time to spare and you would like to help out at a worthy cause, be it SA Riding for the Disable Association or SANCCOB or St Anne’s teaching a skill (occupational therapy – sewing, knitting, painting, jewellery making) to one of the many charities in need, please contact Anna Maria Delle-Donne on firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat.
Every month at our general meeting, three of our IWC ladies tirelessly sell second-hand books and magazines.
The books and magazines are donated by our members, family and friends and all very reasonably priced at R50, R30, and R20, depending on condition, popularity and publishing date.
All the proceeds go straight to charity via the Philanthropy chair; Books and magazines that are not sold are distributed and hand-delivered around Cape Town to homes, institutions, orphanages, retirement villages and schools by Antoinette.
Please consider us when you next clean out your book shelves! We are always looking for any books or magazines, in any language, in good condition to sell or pass one.
If you need help bringing them to our monthly meeting, or simply carrying them into the club, please contact Antoinette Pendrea-Noye on email@example.com and she will make an arrangement with you.