Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
Nowruz is Traffic, Literally!
Although Nowruz is a time for everyone to relax and have a wonderful time with their family, it is almost the opposite for us here in Child Foundation. It is that time of the year when we have the most traffic in our marketing activities (mostly away from our families). I flew to Geneva for a week packed with meetings to express our concerns about helping children in need despite harsh sanctions laws. I was able to meet and discuss the problems with Ahmad Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, to discuss the effects of inhumane sanctions laws on the children we support. We also provided a few statements that you can find here, here and here.
I also met our CF representative in Germany and Switzerland and discussed how to expand our activities in more European countries...
Come Tie a Sabzeh with us!
Many Iranian-Americans will celebrate Sizdah Bedar (national picnic day) during the upcoming weekend by going to parks to spend time with nature. This is usually a very good opportunity for Child Foundation's volunteers to meet face-to-face with many who are interested in our humanitarian work to explain how we help children in dire conditions go to school.
Last week, we were among 3000 people who attended Sizdah Bedar at NTC Park in San Diego. This Sunday, we will attend events in Filippello Park in Watertown, MA, Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Bull Run Park in Centreville, VA, and Oaks Park in Portland, OR.
Come join us and familiarize yourself with our activities, pick up your own Hamyaran magazine, and most importantly, tie a Sabzeh with us!
Meeting Through Skype
On February 12th, 2015 Child Foundation arranged a Skype meeting between one of our sponsors, Mr. Hadaf from California, and his sponsored Daughter, Shokria, who lives in a suburb of Mazar-e-Sharif. Afghanistan.
The meeting was coordinated by CF Portland and our Mazar-e-Sharif offices. It was in this meeting that Mr. Hadaf asked Shokria about her school and encouraged her to continue her education. He promised to support Shokria if she continues her education all the way to university.
Shokria's mother also thanked Mr. Hadaf for his generosity and kindness and said that his help had changed Shokria's, as well as her two brothers', lives. They are all very eager to learn and go to school.
Our Nowruz Events
We were very busy during the last few weeks, and our wonderful volunteers attended many events across the globe. Aside from our own Nowruz Bazaar in Los Angeles and Zurich, a concert in Montreal by the Afrakhteh sisters, and a haft-seen table at the United Nations in Geneva, we had informational tables at many events. Nowruz Festival in Livonia, the 4th Annual Nowruz Festival in Alexandria, 17th Annual Bazaar in Dallas, Tehran Magazine New Year Festival in Los Angeles, Society of Iranian American Women Nowruz event in Austin, Iranian Cultural Foundation's Nowruz Festival in Houston, Sherkat-Ketab event in Los Angeles, Nowruz Celebration in Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Iranian Association of Boston's Nowruz celebration in Boston, and "Drought and Lie" theater show in Montreal.
Thank you all for helping and attending these events. If there is an event in your city that you feel is a good opportunity for CF to introduce its activities, please let us know.
Hi, I'm Yousef!
Yousef is a fifteen year old student with an excellent GPA of 18.61. After his father passed away, he and his family have been strugling to get by. Your support could help this young student so that he can continue to succeed in school.
Please consider helping this young student so that he may continue to attend school.
See more children waiting for sponsorship.
A Valued Gift
Zahra received a birthday gift from her sponsor, Farnoosh, who lives in Belgium. Included in the gift was a nice jacket, a hat for the winter, and some dark chocolate for a treat.
Hamyaran is Here!
Our new Hamyaran is now online! You can view it here
If you wish to receive a hardcopy of this years Hamyaran magazine, please email us with your name and mailing address.
Volunteering for Child Foundation
Did you know that with only a few hours per month, you can make a difference in a child's life? Child Foundation needs your expertise and time. You can help us in marketing, event planning, fundraising, PR, sponsorship, translating, grant research, and many other humanitarian plans.
All you have to do it complete our volunteer application here
, and our coordinator will contact you with a project. Age is no limit, we have had volunteers between ages 15 and 75. All we need in motivation to help children in need!
Child Foundation is a member of the President's Volunteer Service Award, and therefore out volunteers can be recognized by his office for volunteering for Child Foundation.
Check out more of our upcoming and past events on our website!
Please Forward this Email
Email is one of our most powerful tools we have to spread our message and grow our base.
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who might be interested in our work. This is just one easy way you can help us to help others.
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.
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