The American Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is comprised of representatives of the following chartered U.S. Forces spouses clubs on Okinawa: MOSCO, KOSC, NOSCO, OESC, and MTS. For 40 years, AWWA has forged a vital link between American military families and their Okinawan neighbors. AWWA has been quietly fostering a relationship with the Okinawan community through charitable contributions, friendship, and community involvement. AWWA offers a way for its member clubs to coordinate and consolidate their resources, providing the maximum positive impact on our community. Representatives of AWWA’s clubs meet monthly to pledge funds to both local Japanese welfare facilities and American organizations. These funds have been used to purchase many items; including vehicles, an ultrasound machine, food preservation, and baby blankets. AWWA helps make a difference in the lives of the elderly, physically and mentally challenged, and the children of Okinawa. If you are interested in contributing to AWWA, simply visit one or more of the gift shops, purchase an item, and become a patron of worthy American or Japanese organizations in need.
In 2018, The Marine Gift Shop & MOSCO have given over $33,000 in donations!
AWWA has helped fund many fortunate organizations. Instructions regarding the application process can be found on page 1 of each application document. Please find the application documents below.
American Application Japanese Application