Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
|Thanks for Giving this Thanksgiving
Helping Ilam Flood Victims
The holidays are almost here, and in a couple of weeks America will celebrate Thanksgiving. At this time we are reminded of the things that we are grateful for in our lives, particularly family, friends, and other loved ones. We return our blessings with kindness toward those less fortunate.
It is Child Foundation's mission to connect the generosity of our donors and sponsors to the children who need it most. Your support makes it possible for us to enable thousands of children to continue their education and pursue their dreams. So, on this special day, remember to donate to children in need here.
On Sunday, November 22nd, Child Foundation, in collaboration with UNICEF, will celebrate Universal Children's Day with a fun-filled program of events at The Founder's Hall of Calabasas Civic Center. There will be music and dance from around the world, a fashion show, and lots of great activities for kids. Be sure to tell your friends.
Barnes & Noble is also joining us in this celebration by donation 10% of every dollar you spend in their stores between November 16th and 24th, and 10% of every dollar you spend online between November 16th and 29th. All you have to do is give them Child Foundation's code: 11736303. So, please, whether you're buying a book for you child, a Nook for your wife, or a 3-D printer for your husband, make sure you give them our code. It won't cost you anything extra.
Thank you all for helping children to have a better world. Together we can make a difference by changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
Peyman Raoofi Psy.D.
President & CEO
A series of major rainfalls that started on the last days of October and lasted for several days, has hit the province of Ilam very hard, and it led to major flooding in that area.
Child Foundation's office in Ilam has visited all of the children we sponsor that live in the area, and they have reported that almost all of their houses have been damaged by the flood.
We've launched a special Ilam Flood Fund to help families in need. Please donate generously as winter is fastly approaching and we need to help them before the snow begins. See more pictures of the damage here.
Afghanistan Food Distribution
Due to recent food shortages in parts of Afghanistan, a few of our donors paid for the delivery of food to families in need. Our office in Mazar-e-Sharif arranged for the distribution of meat to about 150 families in Balkh, Mazar-e-Sharif, as well as the villages of Noor-Khoda, Saeed-Abad, Ghazal-Abad, Ali-Abad, Khorasan, Ishani, Amani, Khalm, Zerat, Sajadieh, and others.
It was the first time in many months that some of these families had access to meat. Many thanks to Child Foundation staff and volunteers for taking on this task.
If you are interested in contributing towards our food program, please donate here.
Blood Drive in Afghanistan
Our Afghanistan office, in cooperation with a number of local NGOs had a very successful blood drive. Due to the high number of donors - almost 1200 people - the drive had to be extended to two days. The collected blood was given to Maleki Hospital to be used for children with thalassemia, and some was sent to hospitals in Badakhshan, Jouzjan, and Takhar to help treat those wounded in recent military action in those areas.
To donate to our medical programs, please click here.
Hi, I'm Fatemeh!
Fatemeh is a bright eight-year-old girl from the city of Varamin in the Tehran Province. She has already faced great hardship in her young life. Your support could help change the life of this young student for the better.
Please consider helping this young student so that she can continue to attend school.
See more children waiting for sponsorship.
Thank you, Barnes & Noble!
Child Foundation would like to officially thank Barnes & Noble for donating 10% of every dollar you spend in any of their stores or online between November 16th and 24th. All you have to do is give this code at the checkout: 11736303.
In fact, for online purchases the code is valid until November 29th, so go ahead and do your holiday shopping early this year!
From NY with Love
Our donor, Nezhat from New York, sent a package of gifts and goodies to her sponsored child, Sepideh, who lives in Zabul.
Nezhat's kind mother delivered the gifts in person when she traveled to Iran. Needless to say, it was Sepideh's best birthday ever.
Child Foundation's Annual Toy Drive has started. This year both of our offices in Los Angeles and Portland, along with volunteers in Houston and Boston, are coordinating this event. This is an effort in collaboration with other local organizations such as Radio KIRN and ProFamily Group.
If you would like to join us, please contact our office for information on how to get involved.
Halloween in California
Our wonderful volunteer, Siavash, arranged a Halloween party in San Jose, CA, and donated all of the proceeds to Child Foundation. This was Siavash's sixth annual Halloween bash. More than 150 guests attended, raising $1500 to be spent on children in need.
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.