December 15, 2017
It is not too late!

We are six days from winter solstice, ten days from Christmas, three days into Hanukkah, and have 15 days remaining before the start of the New Year. While most of us pause to enjoy these festivities, many children around the world do not have that privilege. In fact, many struggle daily to help their families meet their day-to-day needs, while trying to pursue an education.

In particular need are children effected with the Kermanshah earthquake. It is not too late to donate toward Child Foundation’s efforts to send these children back to school. While their entire world has crumbled before their eyes, we can work together to help them continue their education. As part of our long-term plan, Child Foundation has started a campaign of purchasing Conex units for students in the earthquake region.

The cost of each unit, including shipping and furniture, is $5,000. A sponsorship of a Conex unit will include your name or the name of a loved one at the entrance. A certificate of appreciation will be issued with the location of the unit.

Like the students at IE Business School in Madrid, you can collectively fundraise with others and sponsor a Conex as a group. The member of the Iranian club at IE Business School came together and sold ash reshteh to help fund raise towards this effort. In South Korea, students held a concert and donated its proceeds to Child Foundation and in Sacramento the students of a Persian weekend school collected enough donation to sponsor a full Conex.

As we quickly approach the end of the year, please take a moment and think of those less fortunate and sponsor a child whose only wish is to pursue an education. Help Child Foundation give these kids an opportunity to prosper. As you celebrate the coming holidays with your family and friends, take a moment and donate toward this effort.

As a gentle reminder, December 31 st is the last day to donate to receive 2017 tax deduction benefits.

Thank you & wishing you the best Yalda Night!

Kamyar Lashgari
President & CEO
Holiday Cheers
Last week a few of the children received unexpected gifts from their sponsors. 

Paria who lives in Urumiah received a new laptop from Parisa in Australia. Mohsen & Elaheh from Massachusetts surprised Mahsa and her mother with a washing machine.

Roghieh now has a new home thanks to the kindness of Bita in San Francisco who paid the deposit for an apartment to help the family out of their very run down place. 

In an email to Child Foundation, Bita said “I am beyond speechless and full of joy to hear about this update. I could not stop crying yesterday. Thank you for what you do.”

It is because of responses like this that we are motivated to continue with our work.
You Shop, We get Paid!
Why not make this holiday season extra special knowing you can give by simply using  our Amazon link  while shopping for your loved ones.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Child Foundation at no extra cost to you. Enjoy shopping by simply using  this link  and Amazon will take care of the rest.
Will you support us for school?
I am seven years old and in the second grade, living in Borojerd, in the Lorestan province of Iran.

I am a good student with a high GPA. My parents are divorced because of my father’s addiction problem.

My mother takes care of my younger brother and I.

Her only source of income is a meager salary from knitting, which does not cover our expenses, including rent. Without your support I will have to quit school to work.

Please help me continue my education. 

I am in the second grade and live with my mother, siblings, and paternal grandmother. My father was sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of drugs. My mother is a housewife with limited education and is unable to work since she has to care for the children and my grandmother.
We live in a rented house without any welfare benefits. Our only income is a monthly subsidy exchange provided by the government to all citizens. We have been paying rent by selling our furniture, however our situation is no longer sustainable.

Please consider sponsoring me to help me finish my education. 
I am in the seventh grade and live with my mother. My father passed away in a car accident while working as a truck driver. Unfortunately, because he was at fault, we did not receive any financial compensation from his death.

My mother earns a small salary packaging clothes at home. We are sponsored by a local charity and are able to receive health insurance.

I am interested in learning English, and despite financial constraints have started to learn it by myself.

Your generosity can help me stay in school. 
International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day, as mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on December 5. This year’s theme was “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.” The day celebrates the contributions of volunteers as first responders in times of crisis.

On this occasion, Child Foundation’s in-country offices in Tehran and Mazr-e-Sharif honored its volunteers to thank them for their invaluable service. Child Foundation would not exist without our volunteers, in whatever corner of the globe they may preside. Thank you all for your continued commitment to our cause!

You can volunteer for Child Foundation here .
Raise Fund For Kermanshah on Facebook. It is Easy & Free!

I f you are on Facebook, it is very easy to raise money to help the victims of the Kermanshah earthquake.

In just a few minutes you can set up your own page and ask your friends to join in an effort to help the people of Kermanshah.  We prepared a simple step by step guide for you   here.

Here is how Arman , Roya , Soroosh , Erin , Saideh , Iranian-American Society of Arizona Carol , Arash , Goudarz   are fundraising to help earthquake victims through Facebook.

Facebook had eliminated transaction fees on donations to Child Foundation.