As 2016 comes to a close, it is a good time to look back on our challenges and accomplishments in 2016 and use this moment of reflection as an opportunity to build out a roadmap for the year ahead.
A brief look at 2016 suggests that we reached our goals successfully with many thanks to you. We welcome 2017 with the same joy and understanding to build another successful year. We believe 2017 is going to be our best year yet.
In 2016, we increased our number of student scholarship recipients to more than 8,700 students, 272 of them were accepted to attend
universities to further their educational needs. During this period, our monthly sponsors increased to more than 3,200. This growth helped Child Foundation surpass more than $3 million in donations for the first time in its history.
But that's not all and I will provide you with additional detail of our success stories coming weeks.
Meanwhile, I like to ask you if you are not yet apart of our sponsorship family, we hope you join us by
sponsoring a child
today. Just $1 a day can help change a child's life and help him/her ultimately become a productive member of our global community.
To our generous sponsors:
Your help has meant everything on this road to helping our children rise above poverty. We also encourage you to consider increasing your monthly donation and
another child. Beyond being an end of the year tax benefit, you will foster a family of children to become educated change makers. With
, we will reach our goal of supporting 10,000 students in 2017.
On behalf of all our children and our management team, we wish a happy Yalda to you and your loved ones.