Greetings!

This week leaders of the world gathered in New York City to attend 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Among all presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries, the shining star was 16 years old Greta Thunberg , a Swedish environmental activist, who focused on the risks posed by climate change. She was the talk of the town.

In a stinging speech on Monday, Greta told governments that “ you are failing us ”. She was referring to leaders’ inactions regarding saving the environment. This is a valid question for all of us. Are we failing the young generation?

I am proud that Child Foundation can insolently claim that we are not failing children. Child Foundation, with the help of kind donors like you, provide opportunity and support for children in need, to succeed. 

On this note, I invite you to visit our “Waiting List” here and chose one or more child to support. So one day; they can walk in Greta Thunberg’s footstep.

Supporting a child costs much less than the price of a cup of coffee per day. Let’s not fail a child today.

Navid Seyedali
President & CEO& CEO
Are you the one I am looking for?
Masoumeh is an 8-year old student from Larestan, Iran. She is currently in 1 st grade and has one sister. Her father is 84 years old and is not able to work. Her mother is a housewife. The family’s primary sources of income are through government subsidiary programs and donations.

The family lives in an owned house which needs repair and has no kitchen.

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

After reviewing Masoumeh’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 creating a better future for her. Please take action and sponsor Masoumeh as her sole sponsor for $31 per month.
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Naz is a 10-year old student from Mazare Sharif, Afghanistan. She is currently in 1 st grade. Her house is far away from her school and therefore she has not been able to go to school for past three years. Her father has passed away and s he lives with her old grandparents who cannot pay for Naz’s transportation to school. The family live in an old rented house, but the landlord does not charge them for rent. Naz’s grandfather suffers from impaired vision.

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

After reviewing Naz’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 creating a better future for her. Please take action and sponsor Naz as her sole sponsor for $31 per month.
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Sdey is an 18-year old student from Siem Reap, Cambodia.

She is currently in 10 grade. With just two years to go to finish high school, it is becoming increasing difficult for Sdey to remain in school due to financial challenges.

Sdey also has a hard time paying for school stationaries and text books.
With your support, Sdey will have the opportunity to remain in school and have the chance to have a better and brighter future.

After reviewing Sdey’s talents, interest, and motivations and taking into consideration the financial needs of the family, Child Foundation has granted a $30 /month scholarship to the student.

Join us in creating a better future for her. Please take action and sponsor Sdey with a minimum of $30 per month.

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Backpacks of Hope
Schools started this week for more than 6,000 students that we support and this week is the last chance to donate to our “ Backpack of Hope ” campaign. As stated in our previous newsletters, this year in Iran, the high price of paper has made books and notebooks more expensive. Additionally, added economic sanctions has shrank the purchasing power of many families. 

Please consider donating to our backpack campaign here and help motivating thousands of young students in dire condition with their education. You can also donate via our Facebook fundraiser here.

Please note that given the OFAC license delay, timely distribution in Iran may be affected.
On the Road Again, Hello San Diego
We are sending Masoud Modarres, our Senior Advisor of Outreach and Development on the road again. This time he is visiting San Diego from Friday, October 4th, where he will meet with Peace Corps volunteers of Iran during their annual meeting.

Masoud will have several presentations around the town about the subject of “Philanthropy in Iran, Opportunities, and Challenges”. If you wish to attend one, please send him an email here .

Also, if you wish to arrange a smaller presentation for your friend and colleagues, he can manage it as well. Just send an email to Masoud, and he will coordinate it. If you do not live in San Diego, but you have contacts there, then please let them know.
OFAC License Renewal Update
The delay of Child Foundation's OFAC license to distribute funds in Iran still affects our Iranian sponsored children, while our Iranian partner Refah-e-Koodak continues to stopgap. We are all grateful to them. The number of senators and congressional representatives supporting us grows weekly, but there are many yet to engage: call us today to see if your state needs you to speak up!
 
A special thank you to our volunteer Payam, who spent many hours last week supporting the admin of our advocacy efforts, and Nasser, who ensured her representatives were engaged.

Do you have some hours to contribute this autumn? Please complete this link if you would like to volunteer. 
Concert for Good
A group of our volunteers had organized a concert with Hamid Talebzadeh in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday, October 5 th . Its proceeds will go toward helping children in need. Thanks to Reza who had organized this event and Mr. Hamid Talebzadeh who had agreed to help Child Foundation on occasion of Mehregan celebration.

For ticket and info, please visit  here.
AmazonSmile: You Shop,   Amazon Pays us!
Do you do any shopping on Amazon?

If yes, 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!