Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
|Letter from the President
Our Children in Universities
As we successfully finished our Back to School campaign by delivering more than one thousand backpacks, we are gearing up and planning for the holiday seasons. During Thanksgiving, we will start our Food Basket initiatives where we deliver food for those who are in need. This year, our Afghanistan office asked for additional help since they are facing a wave of refugees from the city of Kanduz, where Taliban forces attacked and killed many civilians. Our office in Afghanistan reported visiting a camp located on the outskirts of the city with 4500 new residents, of whom more than 600 are small children. The government provides them with food twice a day, but nothing for children under the age of 6!
Our offices in Europe also report that the condition of new refugees seeking safety in Europe is not much better. We need to help them as well.
Around the world, 1.2 billion people are living in extreme poverty. They are challenged and threatened by lack of food, shelter, access to essential services, endure hazardous working conditions, and live in degraded and insecure living environments.
To reduce poverty, we need to overcome inequality by improving the lives of the poorest and marginalized the most. Education is very important to achieve this goal because it can help ensure that the benefits are fairly shared.
As we are expanding our humanitarian work, we are in need of more of your financial assistance, and as the holiday season approaches, we hope you consider Child Foundation as one of your trusted charities to enjoy your generosity. Please donate here.
Peyman Raoofi Psy.D.
President & CEO
We are very happy to inform you that this year 277 of our high school students were accepted to top universities. Among our accepted students, some had very high rankings.
Abbas from Iranshahr had a single digit ranking of 2 and Mehran got a 78 ranking. Both will continue their education in Math and Physics. Nine others had 3 digit rankings which are considered very high.
We would like to congratulate all of our new university students as well as their sponsors, whom without their help, these children could not have had the opportunity to go to university.
For a list of our students, please visit this link.
Syrian Refugee Update
Child Foundation offices in Switzerland, Sweden, and Germany distributed Food and clothes among refugees in Europe. Our office in Los Angeles is collecting clothes to deliver it to them as well.
If you would like to donate, please consider a financial donation rather than clothes, since we are facing delivery charges. Our European offices can purchase their needs locally in a more economical way, and with much faster speed. To donate, please use this link and to donate clothes (suitable for winter), please contact or go to our LA office at 18345 Ventura Blvd. #512 Tarzana, CA 91356.
Last month, Child Foundation volunteers attended several meetings and events across the country. In Boston, our volunteers attended the general meetings of Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA) of Boston and Iranian Association of Boston (IAB). They presented Child Foundation, and its mission and activities to the members of these two well-established organizations in order to find sponsors, collect donations, and coordinate for collaborations to organize future fundraising events. Also, In Houston, TX our volunteers had a booth at ICF concerts where they provided information about sponsorships to attendees.
Our active and devoted team of volunteers in Boston also organized a concert with Mr. Hamid Talebzadeh for this Saturday at Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts at 8:00PM, as well as a luncheon meeting with Dr. Raoofi on Sunday at 12:00 noon in Molana Restaurant. There are still some tickets available for the concerts, please contact 617-485-8429 or 210-441-9991 to purchase tickets or to inquire information about Sundays meeting.
A special thanks to IAMA and IAB in Boston and ICA in Houston and many thanks to our volunteers Anahita, Reza, Omid, Morteza & Massin in Boston, Sima and Mona in Houston, and all the others who helped.
Hi, I'm Amir Mohammad!
Amir Mohammad is an eight-year-old boy from the city of Darab. He lived with his mother in his grandfather's home, but they live in very poor conditions. Amir Mohammad shows talent in school, but he needs help to be able to continue his education.
Please consider helping this young student so that he may continue to attend school.
See more children waiting for sponsorship.
Wish List: We Need Computers!
As we are expanding our humanitarian activities, we need to improve our facilities. The good news is we are ready and prepared for such an increase. Our system and procedures are in place, but our computers are not. They are old and lack the ability to work as efficiently as our staff.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in donating a few new desktops or laptops, please go ahead and do so. This will increase our office performance and help us to expand our capabilities even more efficiently.
Please contact our office for more information on how you can receive tax deductible receipts for your computer donation.
Please note, you can always donate to our General Fund, too. This way we can purchase computers according to our exact needs and specifications.
Gift for Sepideh
Sepideh is 11 years old. She was always worried about her mother cooking since they did not have a safe stove at home. Once her sponsor, Nezhat from New York, found out about this need of the family, she donated a new gas stove through Child Foundation. Now, every time, Sepideh and her family enjoy their mother’s cooking, they thank Nezhat and her generosity.
Dr. Raoofi's Interview
Child Foundation's President, Dr. Peyman Raoofi had an interview with Mr. Jalil Mortazavi of US-Iran TV about Child Foundation activities. Here is the link.
The interview is in Persian.
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.