2014 Beneficiaries

2014 Gala

We exceeded our Gala goals of €43,500 by quite a bit. Each group received 18.000,00 Euros from the AWC. Great jobs AWC ladies, supporters, volunteers and sponsors. Thank you for your help to exceed our goal!

LighthouseLighthouse Special Education is the only school of its kind in the Netherlands. It serves the community by educating English speaking children with moderate to severe special needs, particularly autism related disorders.

Special Education…
child playingOur goal is to improve the Lighthouse environment by equipping the school with a scientifically proven “Snoezelen Room” (controlled multisensory environment) at a cost of €13.500.

Lachen-LogoWHAT CAN HELP? There isn’t a sound sweeter than a child’s laugh! And that’s what Laat Ze Maar Lachen, or “Let Them Laugh,” does for the most vulnerable children, those living below the poverty line, in the Netherlands.

kids climbing in tree…Special Recreation…Help us provide a year’s worth of outings for children in the six cities in the Netherlands served by Laat Ze Maar Lachen. The cost is approximately €12.000 – €14.000.

Hulphond-LogoWe all need a helping hand at some time, and for children with disabilities that helping hand might actually be a furry paw.

child and dog…Special Therapeutic Friends
With your assistance, the AWC would like to sponsor a Hulphond Nederlands therapy dog to work with as many as 300 children during the course of its working career. The cost is €17.000 for training and €4.000 for the dog’s aftercare. www.hulphond.nl