The PhASE (Philanthropy and Social Engagement) committee of the AWCZ seeks to provide volunteer opportunities for members in the greater Zurich region and throughout Switzerland, by engaging with our club-sponsored charity, as well as providing information on other local volunteer opportunities and charitable organizations.
The AWCZ supports TDD by encouraging members to volunteer at their local distribution sites in Zurich and by organizing specific fundraising events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved and/or take a closer look at TDD at www.tischlein.ch.
PhASE Causes to Donate To
PhASE Toiletry Drive
PhASE normally conducts a toiletries drive from June through October for FIZ.
FIZ, Fachstelle fur Frauenhandel und Frauenimigration, provides crisis intervention for victims of trafficking and abuse for women ages 15 - 50. They maintain a shelter for approximately six women. Their offices are here in Zurich and they support women from 10 of the 26 cantons in Switzerland. With a staff of about 18, approximately 200 women are helped each year. Find out more at www.fiz-info.ch.
PhASE Food Drive
In November and December, PhASE usually conducts a food drive for the non-denominational food pantry at the English - speaking Catholic Mission in Zurich.
Terre des hommes (Tdh)
Terre des hommes is a Swiss NGO (ZEWO certified) and the largest international children's aid organization in Switzerland. Tdh provides support to children in 33 countries in the areas of health, social welfare and children's rights. In Lausanne, Tdh's La Maison is a convalescence home for poor children from around the world who receive life-saving surgeries for free. In May and June, the AWCZ usually collects carry-on bags, children's clothing and car seats for use at La Maison. You can read more about Terre des hommes at www.terredeshommes.ch.