Since 1922, the CWC has been assisting deserving causes in our community whose objectives are to benefit children, women and/or the elderly in Barbados. Each year, requests from within and outside of Barbados are reviewed on a case by case basis to determine if they meet the CWC’s criteria for giving. The CWC does not support political organizations or activities, non-medical related travel expenses or requests from organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, colour or sex.
We have a team of incredibly hard working and caring people working on the due diligence for each year’s disbursements of funds. Two or more committee members investigate each Barbadian request so that all of the money given out by the CWC helps as many people and worthy causes as possible. Transparency and accountability to members and sponsors is one of our goals.
We are very grateful to our Members and friends for helping us raise funds every year. We are also indebted to all of our corporate sponsors and donors for their contributions to our fundraising goals. Financial donations received from the corporate and private community form an integral & essential part of our fundraising effort.
As a volunteer organization we have no salaries or overheads so 100% of the donations we receive go directly into the hands of the charities we support.
Annual Disbursement Meeting:
In May each year, the CWC holds a Disbursement Meeting where the organizations who meet the CWC’s criteria for assistance are invited to attend to accept their donation. In May 2018, the CWC disbursed $100,000.00 towards deserving causes in our community! This is one of the most emotionally moving meetings each year as the CWC and specially invited guests get to hear directly from the recipients who are extremely grateful for the support.
Organizations we have supported over the years:
*Burnscar Garment & Orthotics Fund for Children * Barbados Council for the Disabled * Barbados Diabetes Foundation * Camp Aquarius * Cancer Support Services * Caribbean Dyslexia Association * Diabetes Association of Barbados * Family Welfare Society * Friends of the Geriatric Hospital * HIV Food Bank * The Irving Wilson School * BPW Shelter for Abused Women * The Gift Foundation * The Learning Centre * * Society of St Vincent De Paul * Q.E.H Pediatric Department * Nature Fun Ranch.