2007 Civic Concerns Activities
AIC Raises CHF 7,335 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Switzerland
Through Member donations, the AIC enabled the Make-A-Wish Foundation Switzerland to grant more wishes to children and young people aged between 3 and 18 living with life-threatening illness. Each year the AIC raises donations to support a local charity through the annual Holiday Fund, a long-standing Club tradition. Over the years, the Holiday Fund has had a positive impact on the Geneva community by giving critical donations to local charities. We thank each and every member for your generous contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Switzerland, our 2007 Holiday Fund charity.
AIC Raises CHF 2,800 for the Théodora Foundation, Morges
Another highlight to this year's Thanksgiving was the presence of three of Theodora Foundation's clown doctors: Dr. Chaussette, Dr. Na-Na and Dr. Kiko. It was an immense pleasure to have them animate the children and adults throughout the evening. A percentage of the Tombola proceeds were donated to the Theodora Foundation together with the proceeds from the highest bidder, Mr. Benjamin Cohen, for Roger Federer's T-shirt. AIC's donation will be allocated to their clown doctor program. Thanks to you, hospitalized children will receive individual visits from Theodora's professional artists, the clown doctors, who bring in their magic, music, fun and peals of laughter to offer beaming smiles and twinkling eyes!
AIC Helps Raise CHF 3,300 for the English Speaking Cancer Association (ESCA)
ESCA held its' first-ever Paddle for Cancer Dragon boat Festival with great success, and participation from a determined AIC paddle team. 31 teams Paddled for Cancer in dragon boats on the beautiful Lac de Joux to raise donations and awareness. The AIC team was up against teams from KPMG, P&G, Citi Private Bank, Barclays Wealth, Sanofi Aventis, Medtronic, Roche, UBS, Richemont, Eaton, Manor, Stryker, Caterpillar, Dell, JPMorgan, Cargill, Thunderbird, Merck Serono, Alcoa, Wolseley and the Association Savoir Patient (ASAP). It was a great time with lots of competition, networking with companies in the Romandie and supporting ESCA.
Cargill International S.A., DuPont de Nemours Int'l, Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble and AIC Members Raise CHF 4,500 in Donations for Geneva Red Cross Day
On May 8, employees from AIC Corporate Partner Cargill International S.A. and companies DuPont de Nemours Int'l, Hewlett-Packard and Procter & Gamble volunteered for Geneva Red Cross Day in partnership with AIC Members. Collectively, CHF 4,500 was raised through the sale of Red Cross baseball caps, flowers and additional donations. Feedback from the Geneva Red Cross, AIC Members and participating companies was inspiring! We also met some new members at the event.
Feed the Hungry Event at Jardin Montbrillant
The Feed the Hungry Event with the Carrefour Rue has become a Civic Concerns tradition. Each year, a group of AIC Members get together to make and serve a meal at the Jardin Montbrillant.
AIC Members Help the Geneva Red Cross Deliver Christmas Baskets
AIC members gathered in December to deliver holiday gift baskets for families in need. The gift baskets are full of wonderful foods and products. Thanks to committee members that volunteered their time and cars to make a difference during the holidays.
Geneva Red Cross day