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February 12, 2017    

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Finally, Some Great News!
Amidst all the confusion over the last few weeks about visa, executive orders, repeals, and denying refugees entry, we have finally received some good news.

Just in time for our Nowruz campaign, the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) approved our new license to annually send up to $3 million dollars to Iran to be spent on the education of children in need. 

This license authorizes Child Foundation to engage in those transactions necessary to transfer a maximum of $3 million per year to Refah-e-Koodak (our local sister foundation in Iran), an Iranian charitable organization that provides financial and material support to underprivileged children to have access to education.

We intend use this new license to build and expand our activities in helping deprived children to remain at school. We believe education is the doorway to a world of possibility for children living in poverty. It plays a central role to move a child beyond the stigma of poverty they face each day and gives them tools to reach his or her true and full potential. It's been estimated that for every year a child stays in school their future earning potential increases by 10 to 20 percent.

This is the largest license that the US government has ever issued to any single charity working in Iran. Receiving this new license would not have been possible without establishing a very transparent program that we have created as well as a very vigorous and detailed compliance program that we set to ensure of the lawfulness of our activities.

To celebrate this fantastic news, I encourage you to join us by sponsoring a child in need today or just donate to our Nowruz Fund

Peyman Raoofi, Psy.D.
President & CEO
Fatemeh is Here!

Fatemeh, a 4-month-old Iranian girl who suffers from structural cardiac abnormalities and has two holes in her heart and needs a life-saving surgery, has finally arrived in Portland, Oregon. She is now in the pediatric cardiology division at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital waiting for her surgeries.

The hospital said treatment would begin with a cardiac catheterization, performed by Dr. Armsby, followed by a five to six-hour surgical procedure carried out by Dr. Irving Shen, a nationally respected expert on Fatemeh's condition.

Peyman Raoofi, President of Child Foundation in a statement released on February 9th said: "This was a major teamwork that involved everyone from New York and Oregon Governors, Senators, members of Congress to the U.S. Embassy staff, volunteer lawyers and even airline employees." He added this showed that humanity does not have any boundaries.

Masoud Modarres, Director of Outreach & Development of Child Foundation, met with Fatemeh and her family in the hospital to ensure that the donations collected by Child Foundation will cover additional expenses that are not covered by the hospital.

Mr. Modarres also met with Congressman Bulmenauer along with some other community activists and conveyed the family's appreciation to the Congressman for his effort to secure the visa for Fatemeh.

Child Foundation in coordination with Fatemeh's family has set up a fund for Fatemeh to help her and her family's needs while they are in the United States.

Please donate to Fatemeh's Fund and participate in helping her family during these hard days. They thank you for all your efforts. All of your donations to Child Foundation are tax deductible.
We are on the Move, Literally!

Child Foundation's headquarters office is moving to a new location. Our office in Portland is moving from southwest side of town to a new location at north-east side. Our new address is 2020 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220. Our telephone number remains as (503)224-0409.

If you are sending us your monthly sponsorship via check, please use the new address. In case we are on your automatic bank payment, make sure our new address is noted in your account.

As always, our doors stay open! Please stop by anytime to learn more about our day to day operations to help children in need over a cup of hot tea!
Hi, I'm Mujtaba!
I am eleven years old, studying in 5th grade. My father passed away a few years ago, and my mother is also sick.  We live in a small house in a village outskirt of Zabol. The house is not in safe and healthy conditions. 

I am a very good student in school and loves continuing my education.  Our family's income is not enough to support my educational to stay in school.

Tabriz School
A generous lady 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.

Valentine's Day
Thinking of a thoughtful  gift for Valentine's Day?  If you want to shop on Amazon, then please consider using our Amazon Smile which offers you the same features and products at same price but also benefits Child Foundation. 

To ensure that a percentage of your purchase goes to Child Foundation, sign into Amazon via Child Foundation's Amazon Smile link, or go to and search for Child Foundation. Here is our link:
Upcoming Events 
March 19, 2017
Nowruz Bazar
Los Angles, CA

Child Foundation Hall

March 25, 2017
Nowruz GatheringSan Diego, CA
Sheraton Hotel

An AIAP event