Greetings!

I would like to introduce myself as the new President and CEO of Child Foundation. I am honored to have the privilege of serving this noble organization. It is appropriate that I extend my deep gratitude to Mr. Lashgari for his devoted service in the role of President of Child Foundation. I am happy to announce that Child Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected Mr. Lashgari as the new Chairman of the Board. In this new capacity, he will continue to lead humanitarian charges of this organization. 
 
Last week, we celebrated the 25th year anniversary of our organization in Portland, Oregon. This celebration was attended by a number of our supporters, donors, and sponsors. We are proud of our longevity in the world of humanitarian work, and we owe our success to your support.
 
As reported by Mr. Lashgari in our previous newsletters, we started to help children affected by one of the most devasting floods in Iran history. Our initial goal was to support 1,000 children who lost everything for a period of at least six months. We plan to continue helping these children beyond this period if they meet our scholarship criteria. However, our local offices in the flooded area would like us to do even more. Please note that based on a recent UNICEF report over 1,000,000 individuals had been affected. So, I would encourage you to join us by sponsoring one or more children here .
 
Thank you,

Navid Seyedali
President and CEO
When a Seed Becomes a Mighty Tree!
One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Child Foundation is hearing the success stories. We hear countless narratives about a child who had our scholarship, did well in school, and now has a notable profession. Recently, we heard a story from Mostafa, one of our previously sponsored children from Amol that made us especially proud. He was able to complete medical school, and he is not serving in outlying villages of Iranshahr in Sistan Baluchistan, one of the most impoverished areas of Iran.
Thanks to his sponsors who gave him the extra help he needed to complete his education and grow into a successful doctor.

If you nurture a seed, it can grow into a mighty tree!
Are you the one I am looking for?
Shiba is a 15-year old student from Bushehr, Iran. She is currently in 8 th grade. Shiba has 4 siblings.

Her parents are separated due to her father’s history of drug abuse and her mother has custody of her and her siblings. Shiba’s mother has bought a house in a small town. She also takes care of her own parents as well.

The family’s primary sources of income are through donations and government subsidiary program. Shiba’s sisters are in school as well.

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

After reviewing Shiba’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 Shiba as her sole sponsor for $31 per month.
Mohammad Hessam is an 8-year old student from Zabol, Iran. He is currently in 2 nd grade. His parents are separated due to his father’s history of drug abuse. Mohammad’s mother has custody of him and his sibling. Mohammad and his sibling are in school. Mohammad’s mother suffers from liver disorder and cannot work. The family live in a rented house. The home essentials are old and most of them do not work.

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

After reviewing Mohammad Hessam’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 him. Please take action and sponsor Mohammad Hessam as his sole sponsor for $31 per month.

Zeinab is a 10-year old student from Mazare Sharif , Afghansitan. She is currently in 4 th grade. She wants to become a teacher in future. His father passed away when she was 2-years old. and her mother took the custody of her and her siblings. 5 years later, Zeinab’s mother passed away. Therefore, after Zeinab’s 17-year old sister was forced to marry her cousin and take the custody of Zeinab and her siblings. Zeinab’s older sister, Sabr Gol, is a housewife. Zeinab has three siblings. Her husband make painting brushes out of horse tail hair and sell them to make ends meet. The family lives in a rented house.

After reviewing Zeinab’s talents, interest, and motivations and taking into consideration the financial needs of the family, Child Foundation has granted a $50/month scholarship to the student. Join us in creating a better future for her. Please take action and sponsor Zeinab for a minimum of $50 per month.

New Faces, Same Goals!
Child Foundation’s Board of Directors had its annual meeting last week. There were some hellos and goodbyes; we welcomed two new members, as well as thanked Dr. Eydgahi for his services as President of the Board as his term was over. The new board members are as follows:

Kamyar Lashgari (Chairman of the Broad) is a successful real estate developer in southern California; Manijeh Taherynia (Treasurer) is a CPA and former City of Denver auditor; Jamal Rostami, PhD (Head of International Committee) is the Alacer Gold Chair in Mining Engineering in Colorado School of Mines, Farideh Bakhtiari (Head of IT committee) is a top engineer in AT&T of Seattle; Babak Hamidzadeh, PhD (Chief Compliance officer) is Dean of Libraries, and an Associate Dean of Libraries for Digital Systems & Stewardship, at the University of Maryland.  Nader Namazi, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Catholic University in Washington, DC.

Mr. Navid Seyedali was elected as the new President for 2019-2020. He is an aircraft engineer and his company serve Boing and some of major US airlines. He is based in Seattle and Honolulu. See Child Foundation’s team here .
Happy 25th Birthday Child Foundation!
On July 13, 2019, Child Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in Ziba Design Auditorium, located in downtown Portland, Oregon. We started our event with an artistic performance by Raha Dance group. led by Ms. Somayeh Dadgar. Raha Dance group travelled from Seattle to performed for us. We were also fortunate to have Mr. Hamid Habibi, a local Santoor maestro, to play Persian traditional music.
 
In the second part of the program, Child Foundation’s board presented the organization’s mission, vision, the outcome of 25 years of tireless collaboration with international entities, and our goals for the future.
 
After the presentation, the stage opened for Q&A, as well as the introduction of all members of the Child Foundation, including staff and board members. The 25th anniversary of Child Foundation was wrapped up with dinner and socialization. Thank you to all of those who decided to attend the event, Sohrab Vosoghi and his wonderful staff in Ziba Design, Hamid Habibi, Raha Dance group member (Hoda Gholami, Zahra Sartip, Laleh Agh ola, Nahal Niakan, Nakisa Dehpanah and Parmida Ziaei,), our Board, staff and volunteers (Hesam & Oveiseh) and many people who sponsored Children in this event. It was nice to see you all!
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!