CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND
Supported by the PWA Charitable and Educational Foundation
Anawim Shelter for Women -
The Anawim Shelter for Women will be housed in a building that was
purchased with private funds that were donated
to the Shelter in late 2014. The building is currently under renovation
and is a new project of the Anawim Foundation, located in Chicago,
IL. Anticipated date for occupancy will be mid-2016 and up to twelve
(12) women can be housed
at one time. As is the case with the Mens Shelter, it will
serve Polish women who have completed or are currently enrolled
in an alcohol or substance abuse program, as a bridge to resuming
an independent, healthy and productive
life. Funds are currently needed for building materials and will
be needed on an ongoing basis once the Shelter
opens. All Officers and Directors of the Anawim Shelter are volunteers
so all donations are dedicated to
serving those less fortunate.
Endowment Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1999 by President Virginia Sikora.
The purpose of the Fund is to raise enough money so that the interest
from the capital in the fund could provide scholarships for Polish
American youth long into the future.
This fund was created to benefit Polish children in need of assistance
due to health problems and also to help Polish children who are
orphans. This charity has been close to the hearts of PWA members
Polek Digitalization Project
In 2015 the Officers of the Charitable & Educational Foundation
made the decision to have our Glos Polek Collection, dating back
to when it was first published in 1902, professionally transferred
onto digital format, due to the deterioration of the original bound
paper issues. The cost of this project is about $11,000. The digital
issues will be made available
via website in 2016.
Konopnicka Museum and School
The beloved Polish author is an Honorary Member of PWA and PWA members
have in the past supported both the school and museum in the town
where she spent the last years of her life. See article about the
Donation to a Special Museum").
This fund was created at the time of Hurricane Katrina when PWA
members wanted to do what they could to help. Some funds have been
paid out for Katrina relief, but the name was changed to Disaster
Relief, so that the Foundation has funds ready next time there is
a disaster of any kind that affects our members.
Heart Association Fundraising Drive
In February 2011, PWA joined the Americnan Heart Association in
support of its Go Red campaign to raise funds for
awareness, and more research into heart disease, the leading cause
of women's deaths in the United States.
Occasionally, an organization or person comes to the PWA with a
very worthy cause. The PWA Charitable and Educational Foundation
supports these causes from this General Fund.
download and print out the coupon to send in your donation.