We at the HIWC are passionate about making a difference, in our own lives and in the lives of others. That’s why giving back to our local and global communities is a major part of what we do in our Club. We are a charitable nonprofit association and we work hard to give our members opportunities to volunteer and donate their time and money towards charitable causes.

BC Hearts Matter

This is our own charity project to sew heart pillows and other handmade items to donate to women with breast cancer diagnoses and being treated at the NCT Heidelberg. We would love your support with crafting skills and donations.
Learn more about the project and how you can get involved!

Volunteering with Cooking for Hope

We work with the local charity Cooking for Hope, founded by HIWC Member Juliah Rais-Morres, and support her work with refugees and unaccompanied minor refugees through volunteering and item donations. Our members volunteer monthly during her cooking sessions with refugees and support her catering services during local Heidelberg events.

The FAWCO Target Project

FAWCO, the global organization of women’s clubs that we are a member of, selects a Target Project to support in a three-year cycle. These projects are selected to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO clubs. The selection process for the new target project is currently underway and the chosen project for the next cycle will focus on the Environment. Once this project is selected by the FAWCO clubs around the world, the Heidelberg International Women’s Club will start fundraising to support this project.

The Heidelberg International Women’s Club was a proud donor to the previous FAWCO Target Project, S.A.F.E., (Safe Alternatives for FGM Elimination) is an initiative of the organization Hope for Girls & Women Tanzania (HGWT).

HGWT advocates to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices affecting women and children in Tanzania including but not limited to intimate partner violence, child marriage and other forms of violence. They work to promote and protect the rights of girls and women by providing education to girls and the community at large, strengthening social cohesion, promoting positive social change and increasing the capacity of women and girls to live free of violence through increased access to protection facilities and skills development.

Our Meaningful Masks Project, where we sold masks made by our members, and a book discussion were our main fundraisers helping us to reach Topaz Donor status on the FAWCO Foundation’s Donor Wall.