Cooking for Ronald McDonald House
For more than 20 years, the AWC has served as an active volunteer partner to the Ronald McDonald House (Evelina London branch), which temporarily houses families who have seriously ill children being treated at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. Once a month a dedicated group of our members has enjoyed gathering at the RMH to prepare a large homemade meal for the families temporarily residing there. This has long been a meaningful community-building activity for all involved.*
*Please note that we are not currently providing in-house help, due to government regulations and COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates...
We have always counted on the generosity of our members to make these meals a success. While AWC helpers are on hiatus, we will explore others ways to contribute and will keep you posted.
The Soup Kitchen (and Clothes Closet)
The AWC has served as an active volunteer partner to the Soup Kitchen at the American International Church for more than 10 years. The Soup Kitchen serves a balanced, hot breakfast and lunch to more than 100 rough sleepers every day. In recent years, the number of guests has doubled due to the growing homeless population in central London.
Per a long-standing tradition, 8–10 AWC volunteers have helped prepare and serve food at the Soup Kitchen every other Monday morning. In addition, we have been responsible for staffing the shelter's Clothes Closet, which distributes clothing and personal items to men and women in need.*
*Please note that we are not currently providing in-house help, due to government regulations and COVID-19.
In 2018, the AWC donated a clothes washer and dryer for clients to use. In 2019 we raised a record amount of money for the charity at our annual Founders’ Day Gala and earmarked funds for their daily milk supply. In 2020 we are holding a fundraising drive with fun tie-in activities for members to participate in online. Stay tuned to the Activities Calendar for updates.
2020 Holiday Charity Appeal for the Soup KitchenClick here to donate, using the AWC's portal on the Just Giving site. Thanks for your support! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser:
Address: American International Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, London