The Syrian American Women's Charitable Association, SAWA, is a non-profit,
non-governmental organization dedicated to helping similar charitable
organizations in Syria.
SAWA's goal is to address the humanitarian needs of the disadvantaged, the
elderly, and the sick in all parts of Syria, without regard for political,
racial, or denominational considerations. SAWA promotes public awareness of
these needs, solicits public support and contributions, and sponsors
fund-raising events. SAWA channels this assistance directly to registered,
non-governmental welfare organizations in Syria. SAWA is an independent,
non-partisan and non-sectarian organization, committed to assist the poor,
and the disadvantaged. It is equally committed to promote humanitarian cooperation
between the people of the Syrian Arab Republic and the United States of America.
Since 1995, SAWA has donated over half a million dollars to various worthy causes
in Syria and in the United States. For a brief disclosure of the recipients of our
donations, please check our donation page.
All officers and all members of SAWA are volunteers, who receive
no monetary compensation for their time or effort.
SAWA is supported by the many generous members within its
communities, including honorable dignitaries.
SAWA, was incorporated in the District of Columbia on January 25, 1993.
It is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 [c]  of the
Internal Revenue Service. All contributions to SAWA are tax deductible
as allowed by law.