Wings supporting Afghan women

World Wings International’s annual Charity Drawing fund raiser is under way, with an array of prizes spanning travel, fine hotels, luxury goods and cash.
World Wings is the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants. Members of the Princeton/Philadelphia chapter will be selling tickets to benefit World Wings’ international charity, CARE, and its newly- adopted chapter charity Women for Afghan Women.
"All of us were shocked and terribly upset by the TIME Magazine cover of the young woman brutalized by the Taliban," says Chapter president Donna Henry of Princeton. "We decided that action in support of the women of Afghanistan must be taken and taken now."
The chapter will raise money for Women for Afghan Women, an organization that provides a range of assistance programs – shelters, schools, legal aid and help in fighting the most egregious human rights violations in Afghanistan. On the Web:
World Wings International also supports CARE’s programs to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries, including Afghanistan. Each of World Wings International’s 30 worldwide chapters supports one or more charities in addition to CARE.
This year’s drawing will be held Oct. 22 at World Wings International’s convention in Tokyo, Japan. There are dozens of exceptional prizes – travel, hotel stays, cash, jewelry, art works, accessories and much more – all donated by World Wings members and friends. The top prizes include stays in a Paris apartment, a villa in Croatia and at the five-star Royal Garden Hotel in London.
Tickets are priced at $5 each or 5 for $20. To purchase tickets, send a check made out to World Wings International for the amount of tickets you want to buy. Checks must be received by Oct. 1, 2010. Mail to Anne Sweeney Public Relations, 3261 Cypress Court, Monmouth Junction 08852.
For more information, write to [email protected].