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May 26, 2017    

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We Lost a Legend!

On May 12th , Child Foundation lost an irreplaceable legend, Dr. Ali Yasrebi.  He was one of the founders of Child Foundation in 1994, in the city of Shiraz.

Dr. Yasrebi, a medical doctor, had spent all of his life helping the poor est and most needy in Shiraz and was known for his generosities and kind heart. The foundation he founded with a few of his close family members to help a handful of children 24 years ago, has now become an international organization that provides scholarships to more than 9,000 children.

We are all fortunate to have had the opportunity to know and work with Dr. Yasrebi. Thousands of children across the world have a better life because of him. We will miss his compassion, his dedication, his example and his humility.

Please join us in continuing Dr. Yasrebi's work by helping some of the neediest and yet highest achieving children go to school though our sponsorship program. Please see our waiting list here.

Peyman Raoofi. Psy.D.
President & CEO
1000 Food Basket for 1000 Families 

Child Foundation's most popular program around this time of year has been " One Thousand Baskets for One Thousand Families". Last year, we were able to help more than one thousand families in different countries.

The program is usually initiated just before the start of the month of Ramadan, which is the traditional month of fasting, but also of genuine selflessness and display of charity to others. 

The program's success and popularity mainly comes from its simple but powerful message of providing a month's worth of dietary allowance for 1,000 families around the world-- all at a time when food is most often scarce and prices too high.

As you know, Child Foundation is NOT a religious organization, nor does it ever get involved with projects like this based on religious or ideological grounds. What we are doing is providing the most basic of necessities (in this case, food) to families with children during a time of year when the need is probably highest and the pressure is simply too much to bear alone.

This year, we estimate the cost of these families' food packages at $50 for small and $90 for larger families.

To participate, please click here

Food & Clothes Distribution in Fariab Refugee Camp

As we mentioned in our previous newsletter, about 200 families escaped Taliban attacks and have settled down in an area called Fariab, just north of the Nassaji neighborhood, close to the city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
A team from Child Foundation Afghanistan office have visited them and reported to us that these families are in desperate need. 
We decided to help them since there are 240 young children among these families who are living in dire conditions.
Last week, our staff and volunteers visited every tent and created detailed reports of these families, and this week, with the help of 20 volunteers, they will deliver baskets of food and clothes for children to each of the families.
One women thanked us and said that this was the first aid package she had received since she moved here and no official had come to help them yet.
These families are still in need and their children are in need of education. If you wish to help them, please donate generously here  please donate generously  here .

Child Foundation Volunteers Around the World  

Our volunteers had been very active here in the United States and around the world.

Ruja is in Oinofyta, Greece, working with refugee's children who have come from Syria. Most are frightened from what they have witnessed, and therefore have a hard time adjusting. Through art-therapy, she teaches them how to socialize in group settings and learn new skills. Children are excited about their lessons and parents pay such attention to every word.

Sara has traveled to Nepal to see some of the children we are supporting and continues her volunteer work for a few nonprofits in Nepal. 

In Afghanistan, our volunteers already started their week long fundraising in a tent in Mazarr-e-Sharif, downtown. If you know someone who would like to participate, please let them know they can visit our tent from 6 AM to 10 PM in Shar-Vaali. The last day will be Monday.

In Boston, a number of our devoted volunteers introduced Child Foundation to hundreds of participants in Bijan Mortazavi's concert. In San Louis Obispo, Erin has organized a concert at the university and sent us its proceeds. Our young volunteer in Detroit, organized a bake sale and donated what they made to our food campaign.

We encourage you to volunteer for Child Foundation. The first step is to complete our volunteer application here.

Welcome New Sponsors, you are ALL amazing!

During the last two weeks, 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:
Arman (CA), Behnoush (NJ), Fahimeh 2(VT), Fatemeh (CA), Hossein (CA), Hojjat (MA), Hossein (CA), Khatereh 2(CA), Mary, (AR), Merry (CA), Mohammad 2 (CA), Mohammad-S (CA), Mona (CA), Narges (CA), Nasser (CA), Navid (CA), Parvaneh 2 (FL), Pedram 3 (CA), Riba (TX), Sara (FL), Sepand 3 (CA), Sevnaz (WA), Seyedeh Zahra (CA), Sina (WA), Solaleh (TX), Sonia (CA), Vahab (WA)

From other countries:
Canada: Elaheh, Mahdieh 3, Mehrab, Neda, Raha, Salimeh, Sepideh, Soheila 2; Italy: Negin; Switzerland: Zohreh 
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 AmirAli!
I am 10 year old and an intelligent 4th grade student from Borojerd. 

My father has suffered from spinal damages while back and is not able to work. I have one sister and two brothers. His sister is a university student and one of my brothers is working in a textile company. My other brother is unemployed.
My mother used to work in house cleaning services but now is unable to work anymore due to arthritis and severe anemia. I love school but my family needs your help to support my education.
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 blueprints ready.

For additional information, and to participate in this project, please visit our page  here. 
Hi, I'm Mahdis!
I'm 10 years old studying in the 3rd-grade in the city of Ilam. I love painting and am very talented in arts and literature. 
My mother had to divorce from my father because of his drug addiction and gave up all of her financial assistance rights in order to have my full custody in return. We live in a small rental house in a poor neighborhood in Ilam.
My mother is always concerned about my future since we don't have any income except small government assistance and relatives support. 

I need your generosity to be able to continue my education and make my mother proud.
Baby Francesca is Better Now!
In our last newsletter we informed you about Francesca who is not even one year old and was fighting hard with a strange skin disease in Manila, Philippines. 

With your help, she has gone through lots of expensive tests and finally the right medicine for her.

Thanks to you, she is out of the hospital in a much better condition. Her parents sent a thank you note, thanking everyone who donated to her fund.

If you like to participate in our medical fund, please donate here
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