Community Service

Community Service Collaboration with AUAB spouses

AWA members met in January to create blankets for the USA Military members under emergency medical care at the Air Base here in Qatar.  As part of this program set up by spouses of military families stationed here in Qatar, AWA members were able to finish 10 blankets in just 2 hours. Big thanks to the ladies who came out to help create another batch of these snuggly blankets for the American mi...
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Community Service Collaboration with Girl Scouts of Doha

In October, several AWA members came out to help at our AWA/Girl Scout Community Service event. Thanks so much Edna for coordinating an amazing experience for the 100+ girls! Girl Scouts of all ages came out to help AWA create hearts and medical dolls to donate to those in need at both Hamad and the Air Base. And the Girl Scouts finish what they start: it wasn’t enough to cut, sew n stuff on...
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Community Service Collaboration with Girl Scouts

On Friday, February 9, AWA met with the local Girl Scouts to work on our Hamad Hospital projects. Over 50 Girl Scouts ranging from age 5 to 14 attended with their troop leaders. We focused on the heart pillows for breast cancer patients and the dolls for pediatric surgeris. The girls worked hard for over two hours tracing, cutting, stuffing, and finalizing the hearts and dolls. We have two HUGE ba...
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New dolls, donations, add to AWAQ volunteers’ commitment at Hamad

Extending our helping hands in Qatar even further, our community service volunteers are now working in collaboration with the Tuesday Ladies Group (TLG) to sew medical dolls for kids at Hamad Children's Hospital. These adorable dolls, dressed in hospital gowns of varying prints and colors, are being stitched together with love by our hard-working members who meet regularly to sew heart pillows and...
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Your donations are truly appreciated

We will continue to collect donations of toiletries and new, unused underwear for our Hamad Hospital project, so please keep bringing them to our meetings! Underwear should be new, packaged or complete with price tag, in any size, color or style.  We'll pass these along to patients at Hamad's cancer ward who lack resources or who need a "boost" in spirit following surgery. Past donations of ...
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Our hearts are in it!

Early this year the AWAQ adopted the Heart Pillow Project as one of it’s signature philanthropic undertakings.   Originally  developed in the United States and later introduced in Denmark by an American Nurse where she established women’s groups to make the pillows for distribution to mastectomy patients for post-surgical relief,  the idea has since spread to many countries around the world. Ba...
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