Pennies for Friendship 2024
To: All WIs
From: Chairman, Public Affairs & International Committee
Date: 8 November 2023
Re: Pennies for Friendship Envelopes
Every year we collect donations for Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) in the form of Pennies for Friendship. ACWW aims:
TO RAISE the standard of living for rural women everywhere in the world - and their families through education, training and community development programmes
TO PROVIDE practical support to its members and help them set up income-generating schemes
TO SUPPORT educational opportunities for women and girls, and help eliminate gender discrimination
TO GIVE rural women a voice at an international level through links with UN agencies and bodies
In 1939 then Chairman of Finance Mrs. Godfrey Drage had the idea of asking every single member of every ACWW to donate at least the smallest coin of her country each year. Back then a penny brought a loaf of bread and so Pennies for Friendship was born!
Please forward your donations to WI House before the end of February 2024. A named envelope is enclosed for use.