International Women's Club of Mexico City supports the following charities:
* Tier 1 Charities
Supporting these charities is a great way to get involved in and give back to your new community!
If you are interested in more information on how to help or want to volunteer please e-mail us.
Hospital Materno Infantil Guadalupe Victoria
IWC members meet monthly to make Baby Blankets for young mothers in need. This charity initiative began years ago when a IWC member saw babies going home wrapped in newspapers!! With a broken heart she got into action making simple blankets for the new mothers to wrap their babies in. You don't need to know how to sew, we even provide the scissors!! All you have to do is join us and help cut fringe onto warm cozy fabrics. Our goal each month is to cut at least 150 blankets from a bolt of fabric, all while enjoying each others company and getting to know one another while supporting a good cause.
The Baby Blankets team also collects donations for the hospital dependent on the particular need any given month.
Please e-mail Rhonda Jones if you would like to get involved or would like to make a private donation.
Baby Blankets is always accepting the following donations:
Albergue Infantil - Ines Maria Gasca
The Albergue is located in San Miguel de Chapultepec and is ran by 3 Catholic Nuns for girls ages ranging from 5 and 12 years old. These girls come from extremely poor families, and the albergue provides a safe place for them to call home. They also provide all the basic needs such as; clothing, food, counseling services, schooling, books, and medical needs. On average there are about 15 girls that live in the home at one time.
Through the IWC Charity team, members coordinate monthly lunches, special parties for the girls, and offer homework tutoring. IWC also coordinates other donations such as clothing, toiletries, and food. The girls are a delight to work with, and are very appreciative of the time and attention that we give. All they need is someone to care.
Please e-mail Reyna Flores if you would like to get involved or would like to make a private donation.
The Orphanage is always accepting the following donations:
Casa de Ora (Fundación Ora)
On the 3rd Monday of every month without fail, volunteers gather to prepare a meal for over 100 hungry senior citizens in a surrounding community of Mexico City. First at 10am we meet at Ora home, where we prepare a hot meal and divide despensas evenly into 100 bags to hand out to the seniors. At noon, we load the food into our cars and vans for delivery to San Fernando, located 15 minutes away. Volunteers set out the food and distribute lunch plates to the seniors, followed by birthday cake and a gift for the seniors celebrating a birthday that month. We typically wrap up the day by 3pm.
You don't need to know how to cook to help. You can volunteer to help prepare the food and gifts at Ora's from 10am - 12pm, or you can help by meeting us to pass out the food, or you can do both.
Please e-mail Lynda Opocensky or call Ora at 55-7022-4316 if you would like to get involved or would like to make a private donation.
Learn more about the work Fundación Ora does here.
Ora is always collecting the following donations: