The Geneva Literary Aid Society is about “supporting the arts, supporting people”. The latter part of this mission has been fulfilled over the years through the funds raised for a number of different charities.
Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children
Since 2012 we have been supporting a great cause, the Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children in Darjeeling, for which GLAS supporters have raised over €80,000. The Foundation is dedicated to rescuing kids from abuse and exploitation in a notorious hub of child trafficking.
We love Edith and the extraordinary lengths she and her staff and volunteers go to with so little support, to bring dignity, grace and love into the lives of hundreds of children by feeding them, clothing them, sheltering them and sending them to school.
Other charities that have received funds raised at GLAS events include:
- Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
- Furaha Orphanage, Nairobi (through the Geneva-based Solidarité Pour les Enfants du Kenya)
- The Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS
- The Masambo Fund at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The fund provides life-saving care and treatment for Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers who are themselves living with HIV/AIDS while also trying to assist others in similar circumstances in poor communities across the developing world.