Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
|Thank You for a Wonderful 2015
Dear Friends and supporters of Child Foundation,
Shoes for Fonooj
First, let me thank you for the wonderful year we had in 2015. We broke our own record by receiving more than $2.7 Million in donations. Although in the past we have experienced years of receiving similar amounts, it was typically due to the generosity of a few donors sending us large checks. In 2015, most of our donations came from over 3400 donors who trusted us with their hard earned money to be spent on children in need. This means we have a very good base of kind and generous supporters, something that we are extremely happy about and will utilize more.
In 2015, the number of children that are supported by Child Foundation rose to almost 8,000, about 40% of them supported by donors who live outside of Iran, the rest are helped by local donors. This year, with your help, we will increase this number by at least another thousand. Motivated children like Mohammad from Iranshahr who suffers from Thalassemia but maintains a GPA of 19.21 out of 20, and Roghieh from Rasht who is raised by her single mother after she divorced her addicted husband, but against all odds she kept her grades very high in school. They deserve our help to continue their education to pursue their dreams, and with your assistance we will not leave them alone.
So, if you have not sponsored a child with us, please visit our sponsorship page to see all the children who could benefit from your assistance. If you are among our family of sponsors, please take a few minutes to see if you can sponsor another child. Remember, cost of saving a child’s life by sponsoring him or her is less than the price of one cup of coffee a day!
I will update you about upcoming opportunities that we have to help others, but meanwhile, please tell your friends about Child Foundation and encourage them to join you in doing something good for others. I assure you, they will thank you later.
Peyman Raoofi Psy.D.
President & CEO
Child Foundation social workers visited a school which was built in a small village close to Fonooj of the Sistan-Baloochestan providence of Iran. Fonooj is one of the most underprivileged parts of Iran, but surprisingly, their students are very smart and dedicated in pursing their education.
These students used to go to school in a man-made hut built with dead date-tree wood, but thanks to a generous donor, they now have a nice new school. Child Foundation provided all the students with new shoes which were donated to us by another kind donor.
Thank You for the Terrific Toy Drive
In December of 2015, we launched our Annual Toy Drive, and this year we expanded it to two more cities and multiple drop points. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to collect hundreds of new toys and blankets for children in Boston, Los Angles, and Portland. All toys were delivered to Children Hospitals, Children of the Night center, and a school whose students are mostly children of new immigrants who are in need of financial assistance.
Hi, I'm Ritika!
Ritika is a bright nine-year-old student from Chyamasing, Nepal. She is very studious and is at the top of her 4th grade class. Unfortunately, her family is struggling to get by day-to-day.
Please consider helping this young student so that she can continue to attend school.
See more children waiting for sponsorship.
Nowruz is coming!
Yes, we know it is still winter and it is cold outside, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking and planning for spring and especially Nowruz.
This year our office in Los Angles is planning to host its Nowruz Bazar in our own meeting hall. The focus will be Nowruz items and the idea is that families and children can come and find all of their Nowruzee items for their Haft-seen under one roof, and at the same time to get to know us even better.
So, mark your calendar for Sunday, March 13th from 11 to 5PM to meet at 18345 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana, CA.
Child Foundation also has another large bazar in Switzerland. It starts from 10AM to 7PM with live music, and many entertaining programs.
Gemeinschaftszentren Riesbach Seefeldstr.93, 8008 Zürich
Amoo Nowruz has confirmed his presence in all of our Bazaars.
We will also participate in other Nowruz Bazars across the country. Please check our event page here for updates.
From UK with Love
When Nazila from the UK found out that her sponsored child, Shayan in Tabriz, did not have a working stove, she order one for him.
Now every time, Shayan’s mother prepares a warm meal for the family, they think of Nazila’s generosity.
Meeting my Children
When our sponsor Ehsan from North Carolina planned to visit Tehran, he asked us to arrange a meeting with the three children he is supporting.
Tehran office set up the meeting and Ehsan was able to meet all three children he supports (Hadi, Soheil, and Abulfazl) at the same time.
They talked about school, their hobbies, and what they want to do when they grow up.
The mission of Child Foundation is to help children in need, who have been identified as high achievers to remain in school. We believe that education can move a child beyond the stigma of poverty and give that child the tools to reach his or her true and full potential. Since our inception in 1994, Child Foundation has provided basic necessities to children living in poverty or hardship, enhancing the quality of life for these children as well as their respective families. By providing access to education, Child Foundation hopes to eliminate children prematurely leaving school, and in certain cases, avoid early matrimony.