“Acting together against all forms of poverty”
Who We Are
- The International Association of Charities is a worldwide association of volunteers – mainly women – founded by Saint Vincent de Paul to combat poverty.
- At home in AIC UK, individuals and groups aim to respond to situations of poverty and suffering in a way that matches need with members’ availability, skills and resources. In so doing, they try to address in a practical way the requirements of Matthew 25: 34-40 as Christian members of the human family.
- At present there are Groups
- In Glasgow (working with deaf and disadvantaged people).
- In Darlington (with adults with disabilities)
- In Bexley, Kent (with elderly people & homeless men and women)
- In Abbey Wood, south east London (with young offenders)
- In Mill Hill, north London (with ex-offenders, families and parish work)
Individual members not in a group choose their own field of activity.
- Overseas we currently support a project for at-risk children in Kharkiv, Ukraine; personal and community development work in Kumi, Uganda, and work of the Daughters of Charity in Kenya.
- Members are connected by a quarterly Newsletter and an Annual General Meeting where a report and accounts are presented, plans are discussed and a committee is elected to be of service to the association.
- Developing our Spirituality is important to us, so times of reflection at meetings and other occasions in the year are facilitated by a spiritual director.