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March 17, 2017  

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Dear Friends,

Nowruz is only a few days away. Nowruz, or "new day" in Persian, is an ancient festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature. 

Nowruz is the hope and rebirth. As nature changes cloths, we also become inspired to become the change. Many see this change in form of giving. Time to help those who are less fortunate to experience kindness and generosity of others.

This year, Child Foundation offers two opportunities for helping children:
  1. A Nowruz gift (eidi) for a child in need: Those who would like to participate in this effort, can give a needy child a complete outfit and a pair of shoes as their gift by donating $75.
  2. Supporting the education of a child in need: Those who wish to participate in a gift with lasting impact can donate towards scholarships in honor of "Abbas Kiarostami," the renowned Iranian movie director. (please see additional information below)
At this joyful and auspicious occasion of the Nowruz, and on behalf of the entire team at Child Foundation, it is my honor to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
May this Persian New Year of 1396 gives you the opportunity to realize your dreams, rediscover your strengths, muster your willpower and rejoice the simple pleasures that life would bring your way through helping others.
Peyman Raoofi. Psy.D.
President & CEO
Abbas Kiarostami Scholarship
Abbas Kiarostami was perhaps the most famous Iranian filmmaker whose artistic work started on the subject of children

In honor of Abbas Kiarostami's work, Child Foundation had created Kiarostami's Educational Scholarship in collaboration with his family. We had started with 100 children in need who will receive this scholarship and will continue to increase this number as more donors participate.

To be part of this educational movement, please choose any child in our sponsorship page and let us know an amount for your monthly contribution. We make sure he/she receives your monthly donation, and in return, you receive a biannual report on how your contribution changes your sponsored child's life.

We hope that this scholarship program inspires students to follow in Abbas Kiarostami's footsteps.
Nowruz & Eidi
Village of Moogooi,  Charmahal Bakhtiari

Nowruz is the time for being joyful and bringing joy to others. It is the time for giving a helping hand to those who are less fortunate. It is the time to relieve the burden of a child in pain. Child Foundation is honored to be the vehicle for your generosity and giving.

We are proud to provide you with the opportunity to share love, kindness and blessings with those in need. To participate in purchasing eidi please visit our Nowruz page.
Advocacy for Children's Right in Geneva
Dr. Peyman Raoofi, the President, and CEO of Child Foundation, presented three statements to the body of the 34th  session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. You can view them here: Education for all,  Education is a Right, and Adverse Effects of Sanctions. 

We also 
submitted three statements that have been accepted as working documents for the UN general assembly on the subjects of " Malnutrition of Children in Yemen ", " Adverse Consequences of Sanctions " and "E ducation Rights of Children ". 
Welcome New Sponsors, you are ALL amazing!
During last week, the following individuals have joined thousands of our sponsors who provide monthly assistance to children. 

We sincerely welcome them and at the same time warn them to prepare for many years of enjoying the wonderful feelings of helping a child achieve his/her dreams through education.

From United States:
Afsaneh (TX), Armin (CA), Darius (CA), Farzad (MA), Houman (CA), Jena (CA), Kyle (MA)<Mahtab (CA),Parvin (TX),Reza (CA)2, Zoha (OR);
From other countries:
Canada : Maryam; Finland: Mona, 

The red numbers show number of children they chose to sponsored.

If you wish to sponsor a child, please visit our waiting list here.
Hi, I'm Mehdi
I am 7 years old from the city of Jiroft, Kerman.

My father was wiring our house when he was electrocuted and went into a coma for several months. He is on treatment now, still disabled and not able to work.

My mother has to stay home to take care of him and cannot work either.
We live with my grandparents but my grandmother is also suffering from cancer.

I am a very good student but need your help to continue my school.

Nowruz in Library
On March 11, our LA office had a wonderful Nowruz celebration in LA Public library.

Over hundred children and their parents attended the program and enjoyed music, story time and dances of Nazanin.

Thanks to Westwood library, Ali Azizian, Amir Salmanizadeh, Mher KarimMasih, Misagh Eshaghi and many others who helped us
organizing this program for children!
Tabriz School Project
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.
Change of Address
Our headquarter new address had changed to 2020 NE 102nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220.

If you are sending us your monthly sponsorship via check, please u se the new address. 

In case we are on your automatic bank payment, make sure our new address is noted in your account .
Upcoming Events 
Sat. March 18, 2017
11:00~ 5:00 PM
Child Foundation Hall
March 25, 2017
7:00 PM
 San Diego, CA
SD Sheraton Hotel