Pennies for Friendship is the general fund of ACWW. It enables us to maintain the office and staff, which is the hub of ACWW’s work, giving place to carry out the day-to-day activities, host Board and Committee Meetings, and keep the extensive archive. Pennies for Friendship also allows us to facilitate the network that connects women across the globe. We produce awareness raising material, advocate for rural women at the United Nations, and our Area Presidents carry extension work all over the world.
Pennies for Friendship was established in the 1930s to secure the young ACWW’s future. The idea was simple: every member and member of member societies would give one small coin in addition to their membership payment. This led to the establishment of the Million Members Campaign – as ACWW grew, so would the funds which were – and are – needed to maintain this great organisation.