Happy Thanksgiving!
Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
November 26, 2014
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Letter from the President
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Dear friends of Child Foundation,

As the holiday seasons approach, we are reminded of the things that we are grateful for in our lives, most notably our family, friends, and other loved ones. Thanksgiving is a particular holiday in which we are reminded about the random generosity of one group to another group less fortunate. If not for the generosity and kindness of the Native Americans, it was almost a certainty that the American Colonists would not have made it through the winter.

Here at Child Foundation, it is our mission to connect the generosity of our donors and sponsors to the children that need it most. Without your support, it would be impossible for us to enable thousands of children to continue their education and pursue their lifelong dreams and aspirations. It is during this season of "Thankfulness" that we encourage you to make an additional one-time donation of $50 to our food package drive. Your donation will help a child with additional necessities during this time of year.

Peyman Raoofi, Psy. D.
President & CEO

Read more of our Thanksgiving letter.

UN Universal Children's Day Celebration
Universal Children’s Day Celebration was held on Sunday, November 23 at Roxbury Community Center. This event was a Joint Collaboration with Child Foundation, United Nations Association- USA Los Angeles Chapter, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the United States National Committee for UN Women, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Every year, Child Foundation, in conjunction with UNA-USA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter, organizes a half day celebration and awareness-building event around the Universal Day of the Child. This year, they have decided to work collaboratively with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the United States National Committee for UN Women, in order to celebrate not only Universal Children’s Day, but also the 25th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC imbues basic rights upon children and gives them a distinct set of rights, instead of having them looked upon as passive beings.

Read more about the history, performances, and who attended this event.

Check out our pictures on Facebook!

UCD in San Diego

UCD San Diego
A joint Universal Children's Day celebration by Child Foundation, Iranian School of San Diego and Dollar a Month Fund.

This fabulous event was held on November 16th at the Iranian School of San Diego on a sunny beautiful day with more than 200 guests, children, and their families in attendance.

Mr. Bafandeh, Child Foundation representative and sponsor of three students since 2008, gave a presentation about Child Foundation's 20th year activities, and serving children in Iran, Afghanistan, and indonesia.

Read more of the report and see event photos here.

Hi, I'm Sajjad!
Sajjad is an intelligent student with a GPA of 19.5 out of 20. He is passionate about school, but his family is struggling to get by...

Please consider helping this  student so that he may continue to attend school.

See more children waiting for sponsorship.

Beverly Hills Thanks Child Foundation
Beverly Hills Mayor ProclamationChild Foundation received a certificate for supporting UN Millennium Development goals and 20 years of assisting children to remain in school.

Read the certificate here.

Meeting My Child
 Meeting DrNickchehreh 

Our sponsors, Dr. Nikchehreh and his wife Joan Nickchehreh, visited their sponsored child in Tehran. Dr. & Mrs. Nikchehreh live in Maryland and have been sponsoring children since 2001. They have sponsored one child from her early education until the completion of her Master Degree.

Annual Toy Drive for the Holidays

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Radio 670AM in collaboration with ProFamily group and Child Foundation will be holding an Annual Toy Drive in the Southern California area to collect toys to be given to Children of the Night and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Find out more about where you can drop off your toys, blankets, and clothing.


Upcoming Events

Now - December 19, 2014:
Annual Toy Drive
Southern California

March 15, 2015:
14th Annual Nowruz Bazaar Los Angeles, California

March 15, 2015:
17th Annual Nowruz Bazaar Dallas, Texas

Check out more of our upcoming and past events on our website!
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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