Welcome to 2018! As we begin the new year, I would like to thank you for all your work and support to help change lives in 2017! We exceeded many of our goals and hit new and unexpected milestones. In the face of adversary and tragedy, we have been able to provide a ray of hope to our children abroad.

A new year also means a new facelift for Child Foundation. We are proud to announce the launch of our fresh and updated website . As we continue to update and improve our new look, we would appreciate your feedback to help us enhance our user experience.

The new year also brings new lives at stake. The list of children in need of help to pursue their education is endless. Please visit our website to see the fresh faces waiting for your kind support. We are also continuing our relief efforts in Kermanshah. To date, we have delivered 30 Conex units to the villages of Salas-e Babajani and Sarpol-e Zahab. We need 45 more units to reach our goal of 75. Please join us in this endeavor to make sure all of the students of Kermanshah have a safe and warm classroom to return to. You can visit our campaign website for more information on how to help.

While we just celebrated the Gregorian new year, we are fast approaching Nowruz, the Persian new year. While March 21 may seem a ways away, we begin this campaign early to ensure that our children have their eidies (gifts) on time, especially those affected by the earthquake. We will keep you posted on how you can help in the coming weeks.

Thank your for 2017, and here’s to 2018!

Kamyar Lashgari
President & CEO

Coal for the Winter
We are currently collecting donations to keep families in Afghanistan warm during the cold winter months.

Families in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan rely on coal as their only source of heat during the winter. Many cannot afford even this basic source of heat.
For the third year in a row, Child Foundation is collecting donations to purchase and distribute coal to families. With a donation of $120 you can keep an entire family warm for the duration of winter. Visit our campaign page to donate toward this effort and know at least one family is kept warm.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 15 is considered a day of service to commemorate the work of civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. He believed that “life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
Our volunteers and donors answer this question through their everyday action as they work toward a future where every child has a chance at education and a better life. Child Foundation thanks you for your service, not just on this day, but every day. In the words of Reverend King, “everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
Will you support us for school?
Marzieh is a very talented and hardworking student who lives with her family of five in the village of Shahr-e-kord. She has an older brother and a younger sister, both of whom are students. Her father lost his eyesight and is unable to work. Her mother cannot work because she takes care of the three children and is her husband’s caretaker.

Their only financial source is a small amount they receive from a charity foundation and from governmental subsidies. Their small house does not have any bedrooms.

All five family members live in one small living room. Marzieh needs your help to continue her education.  
Mohammad Sharif is an intelligent ten year-old from Saravan. He and his family are poverty stricken and need your support for Mohammad Sharif to stay in school.
Mohammad Sharif lives with his mother and two older sisters in one room at his step-brother’s house. However, Mohammad Sharif’s step-brother wants the family to leave. Unfortunately, they cannot afford rent since their only source of income is through government subsidies and a small donation from a charity. Mohammad Sharif’s older sisters were forced to drop out of school due to the costs of education. Please help Mohammad Sharif remain in school and continue his education. Your support will help him work toward a better future. 
Atena is eight years old and lives in Saravan with her mother and younger brother. She is an intelligent and hardworking student and needs your help to continue her education.

Atena’s parents are divorced and she lives with her mother and younger brother. They reside in a room in her uncle’s house, which lacks basic appliances such as a stove, television, or rug.

The family’s only source of income is a small amount received through government subsidies, which does not support their basic needs.

Your kind support is needed to help Atena pursue her studies.