Several AWCB members were on hand to help Oasis Belgium celebrate its 10th anniversary on September 22. Started out of a small room in 2007, Oasis Belgium has dedicated the past decade to helping Belgium's most marginalized and vulnerable residents find help, hope and community. The AWCB has been a part of this journey through the efforts of individual members, as well as through a HOPE grant and fundraising events. One of Oasis Belgium's larger projects assists women to exit situations of domestic abuse and/or exploitation- making the Oasis-AWCB partnership a great example of women empowering women.
AWCB member Trish Williams with Oasis Volunteer Nancy Evans
Sheryl Abrahams, AWCB member and Oasis volunteer, describes similarities between the two groups: "Both Oasis and the AWCB are dedicated to helping people- and especially women- to be their best selves."
AWCB President Sue Frick received the following acknowledgement from Oasis. AWCB plans to continue making a difference with Oasis as one of our HOPE partners.
On behalf of Oasis Belgium, I would like to thank you, as the president of AWCB, for donating a gift certificate from the Gift Boutique, for our Gala Fundraiser that took place last Friday. It was a lovely gesture and we really appreciate your support. The AWCB helped make our live auction a great success.
Thanks to AWCB's generosity, we will be able to continue our projects, and increase our involvement with the most vulnerable people in Belgium. This includes women, victims of exploitation and domestic violence; families with children, in difficulty in Brussels; and elderly people who are isolated and vulnerable in Flanders.
Together we can make such a difference!