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Cevat’s Fundraiser for Supporting Soci-Economically Disadvantaged Children’s Education in Turkey

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BENEFITING: BRIDGE TO TURKIYE

ORGANIZER: Cevat

EVENT DATE: Jan 23, 2017

Feyza Dündar

THE STORY:

Cevat Akin wrote -

Dearest family & friends,

As we are coming close to the end of 2016 and beginning of my 30th year in this world :), I wanted to do something selfless and charitable to celebrate the holidays and my 30th birthday. My goal is to raise money for the children of Bursa and Yozgat, Turkey who don’t have the same opportunities that many of us have had. The students in the elementary/middle school in Yozgat are in need of winter apparel (coats, boots, hats, gloves etc) as well as books. The students in the elementary/middle school in Bursa are in need of books, educational materials. On my birthday, the best gift you can give me is to help raise funds for these two local schools to support their education.

2016 has been a heartbreaking year all around the world. To quickly remember, we have had terrorist attacks killing so many innocent people regardless of their religion, nationality, age and gender in Turkey, Syria, United States, France, Belgium and many more beautiful countries. I am a strong believer of education. If we can provide better education to our children around the world that do not have enough resources, I believe that they will have more love and respect to each other and world will be more united and peaceful place. If we can provide our children a higher quality education, they will even work harder than our generation to take the world, science and humanity to the next level.

Both Yozgat and Bursa (my hometown) have harsh winters and it would be great if we could help them by providing some winter apparel as well as books and educational materials/toys. Please take a look at the images of the schools and children that I have added. These are the kids that I would like to help their education. These kids are the faces of hope! Please do not hesitate and give!

My goal is to raise $1000 through this fundraiser until my birthday, January 21st. I will match up to $250 (if I can up to $500) of your donations. My company that I work for is also committed to match 50% of the donations that I raise up to $1000. If I can raise more money than my goal it means that my company will get to donate more. $1000 of your donations will turn into $1875 donations through my contribution ($250) and my companies’ donations ($500)!

I am grateful to be surrounded by very loving family, special friends and supportive colleagues. I feel extremely lucky for the opportunities that I have had in my life. There is nothing can make me happier than contributing to these children’s future. Remember that we make a LIVING by what we GET but we make a LIFE by what we GIVE.

Thank you for supporting my cause, please do not forget everything counts! I can’t wait to see the happy faces of the children that we will be supporting!

Love,

Cevat

*This campaign is made possible through the "Bridge to Turkiye Foundation" http://www.bridgetoturkiye.org/

About Me:

I was born in Bursa, Turkey in January 21st 1987. I have graduated with Mechanical Engineering bachelors degree in Turkey and moved to New Jersey, US to pursue PhD studies at Rutgers University in 2010. After completing my PhD at Rutgers in December 2015, I have moved to San Francisco Bay Area to work for a biotech company and still residing here in San francisco.

Sevgili Ailem, Sevgili Dostlarim,

2016 yilinin sonuna dogru ve dunyaya gelisimin 30. yilina yaklasirken yardimsever ve kendimi dusunmeyen bir sey yapmak istedim. 30. Yas gunumde ki amacim Bursa ve Yozgat ta bulunan iki ilkokulda egitimlerini surdurmekte olan ogrencilere yardim etmek amaciyla bagis toplamak. Yozgat’taki (Fatih Ortaokulu) okuldaki ogrencilerimizin kislik giyeceklere, kitaplara ve kirtasiye esyalarina ihtiyaci vardir. Bursa’daki (Kiranisiklar Koyu Ilkokulu) okuldaki ogrencilerimizin de ayni sekilde kitaplara, kirtasiye esyalarina, egitim ve ogretim gereclerine ihtiyaclari vardir. Dogum gunumde bana verebileceginiz en guzel hediye, bu umut dolu ogrencilerimize topladigim yardima ufak veya buyuk demeden katkida bulunmanizdir.

Hepinizin bildigi gibi 2016 yilini uzucu bir yil olarak tamamlamaktayiz. 2016 yili boyunca bir cok masum insan sayisiz terorist saldirilar sonucunda aramizdan goctuler. Turkiye’de, Suriye’de, Amerika’da, Fransa’da, Belcika’da ve dunyanin bir cok guzel ulkesinde, dil, din, yas ayrimi olmadan teroristler bir cok masum insanin canini acittilar. Guc ve para sevdasinin, kisisel cikarlarin sonucunda insanlarin nasil zarar gorebilecegine sahit olduk. Kisisel olarak insanligi boylesine bolunmus ve bencil gormek beni tum yil boyunca cok uzdu.

Cogunuzun bildigi gibi ben egitim ve ogretime cok onem veren biriyim. Inaniyorum ki, eger egitim ve ogretim ihtiyaci olan cocuklarin, ihtiyaclarini karsilamaya caba gosterirsek, gelecek nesil birbirlerini seven ve saygi duyan parlak bir nesil olup, herkes daha uyumlu ve baris icinde yasayacaktir. Eger cocuklarimiza, genc nesillere, yuksek kalitede egitim saglayabilirsek, gelecek nesiller bizleri utandirip, bizlerden daha fazla caba sarf edip, dunyayi, bilimi ve insanligi bir sonraki adima tasimak icin ellerinden geleni yapacaklardir.

Ocak ayinda ki 30. Dogum gunum icin inaniyorum ki boyle bir yardim sonucunda alacagimiz kitaplar, kirtasiye esyalari, egitim ekipmanlari, belki de kislik giyisiler sayesinde, cocuklarimizin gelecegine katkida bulunmus olacagiz. Ekledigim resimlere lutfen bakiniz, yardim etmek istedigimiz cocuklarimizi, okullarimizi ve bu ogrencilerimizi yetistiren koca yurekli ogretmenlerimizi goreceksiniz. Bu yuzler umudun yuzleridir, gelecegin yuzleridir! Lutfen tereddut etmeyin, az cok demeden yardim ediniz.

Amacim Ocak 21’e kadar 1000 dolar bagis toplamak. Ne kadar bagis yaparsaniz o kadar da uzerine ben ekleyecegim (250 dolara kadar, daha fazla imkanim olursa 500 dolara kadar). Ayrica Amerika’da calistigim firma da ben ne kadar toplarsam onun uzerine topladigimin P’si kadar ekleyecek (1000 dolara kadar). Mesela ben amacima ulasip 1000 dolar toplarsam, uzerine ben 250 dolar ekleyecegim, daha sonra da calistigim firma da 1250/2=625 dolar ekleyecek, boylece 1875 dolar gibi guzel bir miktar bagislamis olacagiz.

Beni cok seven ailem, arkadaslarim ve is arkadaslarim oldugu icin minnettarim. Hayatim boyunca bana sunulan imkanlar icin hep kendimi sansli hissettim. Gelecek nesillerimize, cocuklarimizin egitimine katki yapmaktan beni daha cok mutlu edecek bir sey tahmin edemiyorum. Lutfen unutmayalim; “Egitimdir ki bir milleti ya ozgur, bagimsiz, sanli, yuksek bir topluluk halinde yasatir; ya da esaret ve sefalete terk eder”.

Dunyanin her tarafindan, Turkiye'den, asagida ki "Donate" tusuna basarak, miktari ne kadar olursa olsun, kredi karti ile yardim yapabilirsiniz. Dil yuzunden zorluk yasarsaniz, lutfen benimle irtibata gecin, ben size adim adim tariff ederim.

Yardim ettiginiz icin simdiden tesekkur ederim. Az/cok demeyin, birlikten kuvvet dogar, damlaya damlaya gol olur. Yardimimizin ulastigi anda ki cocuklarin yuzlerinde ki gulumsemeyi ve neseyi gormek icin can atiyorum!

Saygilar ve sevgilerle,

Cevat

*Yaptigimiz yardimlar “Bridge to Turkiye” dernegi sayesinde ulastirilacaktir. http://www.bridgetoturkiye.org/

Hakkimda:

Ocak 21, 1987 yilinda Bursa'da dogdum. 2010 yilinda universiteyi Makine muhedisligi derecesi ile bitirdikten sonra, Amerika'nin New Jersey eyaletinde bulunan Rutgers universitesine doktora yapmak icin tasindim. 2015 yilinda doktorami tamamladiktan sonra San Francisco'ya bir biyoteknoloji firmasinda calismak icin tasindim ve hala San Francisco'da ikamet etmekteyim.

The Team: $2,845 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Cevat Akin

Amount Raised

$2,845

 

95% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Feyza Dündar

Amount Raised

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