2018-2019 Scholarship Program is NOW OPEN!!!!!

Complete Application

Children of Persia (COP) established in 1999 with the objective of promoting the well-being of the disadvantaged Iranian children thru providing healthcare, education, and social services assistance. Since 2006, Children of Persia, through its generous donors, has been awarding scholarships to students with financial need to meet their goal of attaining higher education. Children of Persia believes that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Over the years, we have realized that those we help become strong advocates when it comes to helping others and as such, we hope to inspire the younger generation to help themselves and help others through their success. This year, as before, the Iranian American Medical Society (IAMS) of Washington Metropolitan Area will provide funds for one additional scholarship to student studying in the health related fields.

Help the Iran Earthquake Victims

Current reports state that 530 lives have been lost with the death toll expected to rise, over 7,000
people are injured, hundreds of villages have been destroyed, and 1,950 villages have been
impacted as a result of the 7.3 magnitude Kermanshah earthquake, the most devastating in the
world this year. We, at Children of Persia, express our most sincere condolences to all who have
lost their loved ones to this tragedy and hope for healing and recovery for all injured.

Children of Persia is joining forces with Nikan/Mammut Charity, our partner NGO in Iran, and
Popli Khalatbari Foundation, our partner in England, by forming a consortium that will raise and
distribute funds to help those affected by this powerful earthquake. In coalition with our partners, we
plan to direct funds towards long-term projects that will help those most in need. Nikan/Mammut’s
social workers are already on the ground gathering information and collecting, transporting and
distributing essential supplies.

As we have done after the Bam and Azerbaijan earthquakes, Children of Persia is requesting your
contributions to help the earthquake victims recover and rebuild in Kermanshah. We appeal to
all, whose compassion and humanity inspire them to extend a hand to help the survivors of this
tragedy. The needs are immense, the task is great. Help us help those in need.

Please Donate Now

Donate Online:


Donate By Check:

PO Box 2602, Montgomery Village, MD 20886

Make Check payable to Children of Persia (Note Earthquake Relief Fund)


Donate $25 or more below to receive your copy.  Funds collected from calendar sales will be put towards Earthquake Relief Efforts.

We are pleased to bring you the Children of Persia’s annual calendar for 2018, showcasing the beautiful

photography of numerous talented Iranian photographers, capturing the beautiful faces, sparkling eyes and innocent

smiles of the children across various regions of Iran. We can join together to provide a better tomorrow and make the

hope of a brighter day, a reality for many children whose youth is short-lived under the hardship of family, social

and economic responsibilities, and their struggle for daily living.

Our organization entered its 19th year of improving the lives of children and families in need around the world,

with focus on Iranian children with engaging within various communities to preserve the hope of a brighter future for

children and their families. These objectives were all accomplished with an all-volunteer staff and members, valid

OFAC licenses and providing 93% of funds collected for implementing projects.

Funds collected for the 2018 Calendar will be donated to  Western Iran/Kermanshah Province Earthquake Relief Efforts. 


Our journey began in 1999 with a simple request from Iran to help provide daily lunch for a girls’ day school and orphanage for one month. Out of a deep concern for the well-being of these children and to address the issue with a sustainable solution, our founders reached out to their families and friends in Iran to provide for kitchen facilities for the school, so children could be given hot meals daily.

Inspired by their success, and recognizing that the Iranians living abroad have evolved into asuccessful and compassionate community, they sought to formalize their efforts by setting up Children of Persia.

Children of Persia is a registered charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and Officers with an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in US and OFAC Licenses for its Iran projects.

We are an independent organization with no affiliation to any political, religious, or secular groups. We are a member of the Guide Star Charity organizations and are registered to do fundraising in Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Florida, California, and Texas.

Through implementation of many programs and projects in Iran, U.S. and globally, we have been helping over 300 children and families.

We, at Children of Persia, strive to channel the care and desire of members of our Iranian community into concrete opportunities for reshaping the lives of the most vulnerable children. We are truly grateful for the support and trust the community has placed in us to sustain the great wok of this organization.

Thank you for your support in continuing this journey.

Board of Directors

Children of Persia

Raising Funds for Project Goals in 2017

Zabol Medical Center 

Collaborate to support operations at the Medical Center built and equipped by Children of Persia in 2008

Model Village Azarbaijan 

Educational and vocational center for mothers in Village of Jabbarloo, to support income generation for families

Bahrami Hospital in Tehran

Funding for purchase of Anesthesia and x-ray equipment

Sepehr Children in Babol

Sepehr Center for children with no families or guardians

Sepehr Center in Bam 

Funding to complete the last of their six facilities for delivery of charitable programs

Walk-for-Children/Fall Festival

The Walk for Children/Fall Festival, a great family-oriented event, has been held with the overwhelming support of sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and walk participants who help to raise funds for Children of Persia’s programs and services in Iran and the United States.

The beautiful art exhibits by local artists, a traditional Chaikhaneh (tea house), and the aroma of delicious Persian food brings back the nostalgic feeling of the homeland.

This family events also covers activities for children run by the student volunteers, such as face paintings, balloon sculptures, craft making, henna tattoos, games, and story readings.

The crowed enjoys the music and entertainment provided by Iman Huschmand and Exclusively Entertainment , and a variety of dance performances by groups such as Born 2 Dance, Nomad Dancers, Aatash, and ISF dance troupe.

Relay Race and Kid’s Fun Run

The Children of Persia’s Annual Relay Race and the Kids Fun Run, in its 2nd year, has been enthusiastically supported by many individuals and family teams in the community.  This event which was spearheaded by active volunteer families as a social responsibility campaign which encourages young children and adults to become actively involved in the organization and for a fundraising event.

The other activities at the event are Zumba, Children’s activities, food and music. Arshia Kia from PerGen Productions has been generously donating his time and team’s time to host the event.

Valentine Charity Dance

Valentine Charity Dance

Since 2014, Friends of Children of Persia (COP), not only celebrated Valentine’s night with their loved ones and friends, but by donating the proceeds to this charity organization, gave a new meaning to express love and kindness.

The Valentine Charity Dance program includes reading poetry in praise of the beauty of love, followed by poetry reading and playing requested love songs by audience and dancing. The event also includes tasty food prepared by local chef/ caterers who donate their talent and time.

Iman Huschmand and his Exclusively Entertainment team generously donate their time and talent to this program.

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