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2020 IWAP Charities

Amelie, z.s.

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Amelie has been providing psychosocial support to oncology patients and their relatives since 2008.
www.amelie-zs.cz/en
www.facebook.com/amelie.zs

SKP HOPO

SKP Hopo
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Residential program for families and single mothers who need to build their functioning skills. Social workers help the parents learn parenting skills, work skills, financial skills and coping skills so they can integrate into society.
www.skphopo.cz/en
www.facebook.com/skphopo

2020 Charity Fundraisers

Nadeje Christmas 2020

Can you make a difference in the life of a homeless young person this Christmas by sponsoring backpacks and thermo bottles?

Homeless young people in Prague are particularly vulnerable during these pandemic times, particularly as the cold winter weather sets in. The general advice to stay home and to wash your hands is hard to follow for those who are sleeping rough, couch surfing or in crisis accommodation. Day services like Nadeje’s day center near Prague’s Hlavni Nadrazi have to be careful offering hot drinks, food, showers and other basics, and have had to limit their regular indoor services because of Covid. There are few places where homeless people can safely stay warm because gathering indoors in groups is not an option. Nadeje hopes to give out backpacks and thermoses so that their clients can carry around the things that they need to use throughout the day.  

The clients of the Nadeje day center are young people under the age of 26, most of whom have grown up in dysfunctional families or children’s homes. Every client undergoes an interview with a social worker where goals are set (most often relating to job search, housing search, applying for a new ID card, assistance with dealing with employment agencies/offices, and also the fight against addiction to alcohol or drugs if this is an issue). If a client does not take any steps to improve his situation, Nadaje can stop the service, but they are always trying to solve problems in other ways, and to motivate them. 

IWAP has been supporting the clients of Nadeje’s day center for a number of years, donating food, clothing, mobile phone cards and money for particular projects. During this festive season, we would again like to reach out and make a difference. IWAP will partner with Nadeje to provide practical gifts for their clients – new backpacks and thermo bottles – so that clients can carry warm drinks and clothing to keep warm outdoors

Each gift package will cost 500CZK, and we hope to buy as many as possible. To join in this worthwhile initiative, please donate 500CZK (or multiples!) to IWAP’s Charity Account. You can make a bank deposit or a bank transfer (noting that the donation is for Nadeje Backpacks) to account number: 4561765001/5500.  The whole 100% of the money raised for this initiative will be directed to purchase of these useful gifts.

Can you make a difference in the life of a homeless young person this Christmas by sponsoring backpacks and thermo bottles? 

IWAP Charity Market

Raise money for IWAP Charities and recycle your no longer used treasurers.

It is simple:

  • Take picture of the item you want to recycle,
  • Write a brief description,
  • List an asking price (minimum 100Czk)

Send picture & information to the Charity Committee at charity.iwap@gmail.com.   The charity Committee will post the picture and information on IWAP Interactive Facebook. For complete information see marketplace instructions.

IWAP Cookbook

IWAP Cookbook

Cook up Memories with the IWAP Cookbook

This beautiful book is more than just a collection of recipes; it is a colorful memento of the special times spent in Prague among friends from around the world. All cookbook purchases go to benefit the IWAP Charity fund. Email office.iwap@gmail.com to purchase. If you are not in Prague, we can ship them to you. The cost of the cookbook is 399 Kč.

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2020 Charity Donations

IWAP Charity Donates 40 Home Made Masks/Roušky to SKP HOPO

In 2019 IWAP raised over 200 000 Czk  for Czech Charities

Centrum Locika

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Centrum Locika provides therapeutic services to children who have experienced domestic violence. Their goal is to help children and their parents to live a violence-free life and strengthen healthy family relationships.
www.centrumlocika.cz/en

IWAP Contribution
2019 – 95,000 CZK

eda

eda

eda provides support, assistance and guidance to families with a child with visual or multiple disabilities from birth to age seven.
www.eda.cz

IWAP Contribution
2019 – 95,000 CZK

Naděje

Naděje runs a day program for people under 26 who are homeless, most of these people grew up in state care and have no family to turned to for help. Besides providing meals and washing facilities, they provide social services including counseling aimed at helping the young person integrate into society and find jobs.

In today’s society, a phone is essential in connecting with services, such as, government registrations, the job market, health care, overnight shelters, meals, counseling sessions, educational workshops, etc.

To help clients stay connected, IWAP donated 10 000 Czk to Naděje to cover the cost of holiday gift packs which contained power banks, sim cards and headphones, for their clients.

In the Spring,  60 pairs of new socks were donated  with a value of 1700 CzK.

IWAP ladies made and donated sandwiches to the Naděje center during the year, value unknown.

IWAP Contribution
2019 – 11,700 CZK

Thank you for helping IWAP raise money for Czech Charites

SKP HOPO

SKP Hopo
SKP HOPO logo

Residential program for families and single mothers who need to build their functioning skills. Social workers help the parents learn parenting skills, work skills, financial skills and coping skills so they can integrate into society.
www.skphopo.cz/en
www.facebook.com/skphopo

IWAP Contribution
2015, 2016, and 2018 – 247,500 CZK for dormitory renovation

Vitej

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A social service program for young adults with Autism.
vitej.com

IWAP Contribution
2015 and 2018  – 167,500 CZK for the cost of Respite care

Amelie, z.s.

Amelie Logo

Amelie has been providing psychosocial support to oncology patients and their relatives since 2008.
www.amelie-zs.cz/en
www.facebook.com/amelie.zs

IWAP Contribution
2013 and 2017 – 185,000 CZK to cover cost of services

ACORUS z.u.

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ACORUS helps people suffering from domestic violence and facilitates their integration back into normal life without fear of abuse.
www.acorus.cz/cz/english.html
www.facebook.com/ACORUS.CZ

IWAP Contribution
2011 and 2017 – 185,000 CZK to cover the cost of counseling services

Jileha – With all your Heart

Jileha

Under the auspices of Slovo 21, Jileha is a Roma women’s self-help group.

View the article written about Jileha in The Bridge Summer Edition (page 10)

IWAP Contribution
2016 – 80,000 CZK to expand their groups in the Czech Republic

2019 Charity Fundraisers

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For a complete list of all the charities, IWAP has helped view the Charity Recipients page.