Greetings!

Summer is almost over which means school starts soon. Every year we provide thousands of students in need with a backpack full of notebooks and other school supplies. This year in Iran, the high price of paper made books and notebooks more expensive, while added economic sanctions shrank the purchasing power of many families. To support them, I invite you to join our “Backpack of Hope” campaign to help young and needy students with a special educational gift. Please see information here .

Adding to the challenges we face operating in Iran, Child Foundation is currently awaiting its renewed license from the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Entities sending U.S. originating funds to countries under U.S. sanctions, including Iran, need an OFAC license to do so. Child Foundation has diligently obtained this license in the past, and applied on time for the most recent renewal with no significant changes to our operations or to OFAC regulations. However, processing of our renewal application has been delayed for unknown reasons, by many months. This delay impacts the timely distribution of sponsorship for Iranian children and may impact charitable contributions to support emergencies in Iran.

Child Foundation is working with our congressional representatives, internal team, and external support to resolve this and ensure that aid essential to the education of children reaches its intended recipients. United States policy is clear that humanitarian aid as well as projects and activities designed to directly benefit the Iranian people of Iran in certain categories, such as the realization of human rights, including the right to education and basic needs, should be duly permitted . Please visit our website to find out more , and to learn how you can help – we need you.

I close with news that will make us all proud. The Konkour (Iran University entrance exams) grades are out and many of our high school students who participated have received high grades. Based on these grades our students choose their major and universities. We have been informed that a Child Foundation student from Shahr Ray received a grade at 183 level which guarantees him a seat at any university that he wishes – a high honor. We congratulate him and his supporters for such an achievement, and will keep you posted about the rest of our students. To support a child in need to go to school and succeed, you can sponsor one (or another one!) with only a dollar a day here .

Thank you,

Navid Seyedali
President and CEO
Backpacks of Hope
With the new school year approaching, Child Foundation urges donors to participate in our annual Back to School campaign. Let’s help as many students in need as possible to receive a suitable education to remove their family and themselves from poverty.

A gift as small as a backpack of supplies can help motivate these talented students to pursue a bright future full of dreams. Please note that given the OFAC license delay , timely distribution in Iran may be affected.
Campaign for OFAC License Renewal Kicks Off
at Home and in D.C.
As delay of our OFAC license renewal begins to bear weight on our sponsored children in Iran, Child Foundation has intensified its efforts to remedy the situation through activism in addition to formal channels. Our Senior Advisor and activist, Masoud Modarres spent the week in D.C. meeting with the offices of Representative Blumenauer and Oregon Senators Merkley and Wyden, along with others, while a new Child Foundation representative, Pooria Manoochehri, silenced the audience at Congresswoman Bonamici’s town hall in Portland, making an impassioned request on behalf of the 6,000 affected Iranian children and eliciting the promised engagement of her team. Blumenauer and Bomenici represent Child Foundation’s congressional district and nearby donors in the neighboring district, who also attested to Child Foundation’s work and shared stories of the children they support.

While Blumenauer and Bonamici begin their inquiries in collaboration with Child Foundation’s head office, and while we continue our efforts, please support us by contacting your congressperson, no matter what state and district you are in, and ask them to call OFAC so our sponsored children in Iran can realize their right to education without further delay. Click here for additional background and for a script for your inquiries. Please contact our office with any questions.

Thank you for your solidarity, and for standing with us and with all children, including Iranian children
Are you the one I am looking for?
Nazanin is a 7-year old student from Maragheh , Iran. She is currently in 1st grade. Her parents are separated due to his father addiction, and her mother has custody of her.

Nazanin’s mother suffers from shortsightedness and is not able to work. Nazanin and her mother live with her grandmother. The family’s primary sources of income are through donations and government subsidiary programs.

With your support, Nazanin will have the opportunity to remain in school and have the chance to have a better and brighter future.

After reviewing Nazanin’s talents, interest, and motivations and taking into consideration the financial needs of the family, Child Foundation has granted a $31/month scholarship to the student.

Join us in us in creating a better future for Nazanin. Please take action and sponsor Nazanin as her sole sponsor for $31 per month.

Mohammad Taha is a 9-year old student from Zahedan , Iran. He is currently in 2nd grade.

His father suffers from cardiovascular problem. He works in a bakery to make ends meet. His mother is a housewife. Mohammad Taha has 6 siblings. Two of his siblings are in school, four of them are married and live with their own families and one of them is toddler. The family lives in an owned house. Their primary sources of income are through donations, the minimal income of Mohammad Taha’s father and government subsidiary programs.

Mohammad Taha needs your help to succeed.

After reviewing Mohammad Taha’s talents, interest, and motivations and taking into consideration the financial needs of the family, Child Foundation has granted a $31/month scholarship to the student.

Please become Mohammad Taha's sponsor for only $31 per month.
Roghayeh is an 8-year old student from Kashan , Iran. She is currently in 1st grade. His father has left the house and her mother was not able to locate hm and now has custody of her.

Roghayeh’s grandmother live with them. She suffers from PTSD. Roghayeh’s mother is a housewife, however, she makes and sells pickles to make ends meet. The family lives in a rented house and their primary sources of income are through donations and government subsidiary programs.

With your support, Roghayeh will have the opportunity to remain in school and have the chance to have a better and brighter future.

After reviewing Roghayeh’s talents and and taking into consideration the financial needs of the family, Child Foundation has granted a $31/month scholarship to the student.

Please consider sponsoring Roghayeh for as little as $31 per month.
AmazonSmile: You Shop,   Amazon Pays us!
Do you do any shopping on Amazon? Did you know that when you shop at Amazon, a child in need could also benefit? 

Please choose Child Foundation as your charity of choice on the Amazon website. Once you do, Amazon will donate an amount equal to 0.5% of your purchase to the Child Foundation. Your purchase will not be affected; you will still get the same price, but Child Foundation will receive a donation from Amazon.

To do so, just follow these easy steps that take only a few minutes:
  1. Visit the AmazonSmile registration website at https://smile.amazon.com
  2. Click “Register Now” and follow these instructions:
  • Search for Child Foundation by name, but please be careful since there are some organizations with similar names in different states. You can also search for us through our Tax ID number 93-1148608 and then select Child Foundation

Please note that you will not be charged by Amazon, and you still get the same low price. Donations to Child Foundation come directly from Amazon.   Thank you!