Philanthropy is the core of AWS International Women's Group. Our charities make a huge difference in the lives of local people in need. Through them, we present our members with the opportunity to truly make an immediate and lasting difference in a world that desperately needs these acts of kindness. Our members love knowing that their kindness is helping other immediately. They also love knowing that their efforts will continue to have an lasting impact long after they leave.
Over £760,000 Raised
We have donated over £760,000 since 1981. We are incredibly proud of our hard work, our dedication, and our hearts. We are passionate, we are dedicated, and we love moving mountains. One charity at a time.
Over 150 Charities
We have supported over 150 local charities over the years. Some of our charities have helped support those suffering from homelessness, domestic violence, and physical and/or mental illness, to name just a few.
AWS also partners with FAWCO - the Federation of American Women's Club Overseas group with 64 member clubs in 34 countries. This allows our club to participate not only locally, but on an international philanthropic level. FAWCO's Foundation's mission is to put into action the interests of FAWCO in the global community by specifically aiding charitable, scientific and educational programs and by supporting the rights of women and children throughout the world. Every year, we contribute to the Development Grant Fund which financially assists projects that are passionately supported by FAWCO Member Clubs.
Strength in Numbers
As a group, we are hugely successful at helping others because of you; our outstanding volunteers. If you are new to AWS International Women's Group, we need your help with our Annual Gift Fayre & charity events. These two events are where we raise the bulk of our money we donate to our Charities. We already know you will love the experience, the friendships, and the knowledge you will make such a direct difference in the lives of those in need.
About the group
The American Women of Surrey (AWS), International Women's Group, is a not-for-profit club founded in 1975 to provide a welcoming atmosphere for expatriates and their families living in Surrey. We offer social, cultural, and philanthropic opportunities for our 230+ members representing more than 30 nationalities.