Accomplishments

Since it’s inauguration, Anambra Women United (AWU) has made numerous donations to underprivileged women and children. Highlighted below are some of AWU recent beneficiaries.

Fighting to Win – On October 22, 2016, Anambra Women United hosted their 3rd Bi-Annual Breast Cancer Event.


Feed My Starving Children Event – The women of AWU led by Mrs. Ifeoma Onua, President, participated in packaging 148 cartons of food that can feed 88 children for one year. Almost 40 Anambra Women United Volunteers stormed the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora, IL for 3 hours. The women worked tirelessly until 148 cartons were packed and ready to go to various countries. The ladies left after blessing the facility, the food, and all the volunteers both here and oversees. It was a humbling experience. Click here for some pictures of the event. Also find more information here.


Anambra Women United Breast Cancer Awareness Gala – 2014 – On Saturday October 4, 2014, in a packed house, at the internationally acclaimed Tinley Park Convention Center, in Tinley Park, Illinois, the women of AWU held their 2014 Cancer Awareness Gala to raise funds and bring awareness to the immigrant African community about Breast Cancer. More >>>


The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook Event – On December 17, 2013, Anambra Women United, Inc visited The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County which is the main public hospital in Chicago.


19th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show – Anambra Women United is proud to team up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on the 19th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show.


Donation to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Chicago – On November 24th, 2013, AWU Breast Cancer Committee Members (on behalf of AWU) made a fashionable appearance at St. Jude’s Fashion show as a proud Angel donor sponsoring St. Jude Children Research Hospital, in raising funds towards pediatric cancer eradication.


Donation to American Cancer Society, Chicago – On October 26th, 2013, Anambra Women United in Chicago joined American Cancer Society, Chicago in Soldier Field in making strides against breast cancer by participating in the 3.1 mile walk. The picture shows the president of AWU, Chineze Nkemeh presenting a check (on behalf of AWU) to Steve, an American Cancer Society representative at the end of the walk.


haitiHaiti Earthquake Relief – Anambra Women United (AWU) came to the aid of Haitian people by donating generously to the Clinton- Bush Haiti Fund. In addition to that, AWU donated some money to UNICEF. Our funds helped UNICEF towards deploying essential aid which included safe water, sanitation supplies, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter materials – as quickly as possible to assist with recovery efforts in Haiti.


Monetary Donation to ASA Women and Children Breast Cancer Mission to Anambra State, Nigeria – Anambra State Women and Children committee hosted a breast cancer fundraising event in Maryland to help raise money for the purchase of a mammogram machine. AWU donation to this fundraiser contributed towards the purchase and donation of the mammogram machine to a hospital in Anambra State.


HIV/AIDS Fundraising – Through our HIV/AIDS Awareness fundraising, we were able to donate an X-ray machine and pulse oximeters to an AIDS Clinic in Anambra State, Nigeria run by nuns.


Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago – Per our mission, AWU provides humanitarian services to various segments of the Chicagoland populace and Anambra state of Nigeria. Due to this fact, we of AWU thought it necessary to support the Children’s Memorial Hospital, an institution that caters to children of various ages and different ailments. The picture on the left shows our members – Vicky Anadumaka and Nneka Anigbogu donating a check to the hospital on behalf of AWU


Donations to Tenderlove Orphanage – The picture shows Hon. Justice Celine Nweke along with friends Ann O. Martins and Ojiefi Ruby Onuko, presenting some items donated by Anambra Women United to the President of Tenderlove Orphanage.