Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
AUG 5, 2016
Congratulations on Our New Milestone
Last weekend, all of Child Foundation’s Board Members gathered in Portland for our annual Board meeting. It is during this event that we evaluate our past year activities and plan our new year's direction by enhancing our strategic plans.
A Girl at the End of Alley
Overall the Board was very satisfied by the office’s performance since last year’s goal in increasing our income by 10% was not only met but they were able to generate about 24% more income in compare to our previous year. This means more children received help and more programs were be funded.
Although we are waiting for the final auditor’s report, initial reports indicate our income for the first time in Child Foundation history had passed $3,000,000. For this, I should thank all of our generous and kind donors, our wonderful volunteers and kudos for a very good job to all of our employees. Last year, they decreased our administration and marketing cost and at the same time increased income. I cannot be more proud of this small team of devoted colleagues for creating such a lean and yet efficient organization.
We will build on this year’s success and next year, we will expand our humanitarian programs and support more children in need to go to school. To do this, we need your help. You can always donate to any of our programs or sponsor a child to go to school, but most importantly, we want to ask you to introduce us to your friends, family and colleagues. I am sure many of them are looking for an efficient charity to trust them with their donation. Please let them know about Child Foundation or just send us their contact information and we will be more than happy to inform them about our humanitarian activities.
Looking forward to another wonderful year to work with you and congratulations to all of us for these new achievements.
Peyman Raoofi Psy.D.
President & CEO
In our last newsletter we reported about Fatemeh’s situation. A few years ago, after she lost her father to a drug overdose, they moved to the city of Marvdasht to live with her grandfather.
But life has not been any easier, the grandfather also has his two other daughters living with him. One divorced from her abusive husband, and the other one is a widow with three children, one which has a severe kind of blood disease. Lack of income, a small place, fighting among kids and daily psychodrama caused Fatemeh and her small family to be kicked out.
It is about a month and half that Fatemeh along with her sister and mother have been living at the end of one dead-end alley. Both Fatemeh and her sister are very good students. The family receives a small monthly donation from another charity and some subsidies but it barely covers their daily expenses. Her Mother’s left hand is weak, making it hard for her to find a job, but every now and then she does house cleaning. Overall, it is impossible for them to come up with a $2400 deposit for a small apartment.
Child Foundation has created a fund to help this family. Some kind donors have donated to this account but we still need more donations to cover their costs. Please help in any amount to participate in taking them out of this dead-end situation to a small place to live.
School Starts Soon, Are You Ready?
School is starting soon but thousands of students have a hard time obtaining school supplies. Join Child Foundation in providing Backpack of Hope. This year, we are planning to send more than one thousand backpacks to students in need. Each backpack contains school supplies and some personal hygiene items according to their age.
We anticipate the price of each backpack to be around $50. Please order as many as you want through here:
Pictures of last year’s backpack distribution in one of our offices can be found here.
Hi, I'm Adnan!
Adnan is a talented ten-year-old boy from the city of Nikshahr, province of Sistan and Baluchistan studying in fourth grade of primary school. His father passed away from an endocrine disease. Adnan’s mother has been taking care of her three children on her own.
They are struggling to get by every day and Adnan is in need of your help.
Please consider helping this young student so that he may continue to attend school.
See more children waiting for sponsorship.
A generous woman donated a large piece of land to be used for building a school for children in need in Tabriz. Child Foundation has finished surveying the land and have blue prints ready.
For additional information, and to participate in this project, please visit our page here
Ali Asghar's Gift
Frough from Bethlehem learned that her sponsored child Aliasghar doesn’t a refrigerator. She ordered the largest one in Zabol for AliAsghar.
Visiting My Children
Pichak who lives in California travel to Tehran and was able to meet her child, Pejman who lives in Varamin. Pichak also asked one of her dentist friend to provide all necessary dental work that Pejman desperately needed.
Ali who lives in Canada surprised Yashar in Shahr-e-Kord with a very nice surprise for his birthday. Yashar wrote in his letter to Ali that he always wished for a telescope but didn’t expect his wish become a reality on his birthday.
Helping Refugees in US
Child Foundation is teaming up with a group of volunteers, medical doctors and activities in Detroit, Michigan to help children of new refugees. Most of these children are in need of medical attention and all need education. To help us help them, please donate generously to our Refugees in US Relief Fund.
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.