A MESSAGE FROM CHILDREN OF PERSIA

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 2016

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

Announcing Children of Persia’s 2016 Scholarship Program

Children of Persia is accepting applications for its 2016-17 Scholarship Fund. The fund will award a $2,000 one year scholarship to undergraduate students in a degreed program, attending accredited colleges or universities across the United States. The student must be of Iranian decent, a U.S. citizen, or lawfully residing in the United States.

The application must be postmarked by April 25, 2016. Additional program information and the Scholarship Application forms are available at www.childrenofpersia.org.

Need More Information?

(301) 315-0750

info@childrenofpersia.org

Children of Persia

P.O. Box 2602

Montgomery Village, MD 20886 USA

Please click here to download the application for the scholarship

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Upcoming Events

Come and visit Children of Persia at various Nowruz (Persian New Year) events in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.  Get to know more about our projects in Iran and the United States and give a gift to children and their families for Nowruz.

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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