BENEFITING: Turkish Philanthropy Funds Inc.
The fundraising has moved to TPF's official website. Please visit the link for donations and our updates: Educ∞ English Program for Girls from Turkey
Growing up, I always dreamed of continuing my education and changing the direction of my life. Unlike many other girls originally from Southeastern Turkey, I was very lucky and was allowed to move forward with education and build a career. 45% of women in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey are illiterate where gender gap is wide! I recall always being reminded that I should be thankful for having the opportunity to pursue further education. I want to help change this mindset as every girl should have this basic right!
I kicked off a charitable project on my birthday and I am dedicating this year to this cause to sponsor 5 girls from Turkey for 1 month of English education in NY. I would like to provide an opportunity for girls from Turkey who are not as fortunate. This education program will not only help improve their English, but it will also expand their horizons and allow them to dream bigger and influence other people in their lives. I believe this project is a start in the right direction.
Team: I am very fortunate to have the support of my friends in this program. We are working as a team to make this dream possible and I would like to specifically thank Zehra Gulay Kavame, Aytanga Karca, and Fiona Teoxon for their continuous support. Ladies, this dream wouldn't be possible without you!
Partner non-profit Organizations: We are thrilled to have two non-profit organizations support my project. Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (CYDD-Association for the Support of Contemporary Living), a Turkish non-profit organization actively working on gender discrimination and illiteracy of women, will help with initial selection of the girls who have economic difficulties and help with their travel arrangement. Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF), a NYC based public charity, has offered their support to make sure the maximum benefit can be achieved. All donations will be processed through TPF and are tax deductible.
Your support: We are asking you to donate and support this cause by helping with fundraising efforts. This way, we can make a bigger impact and reach our goal so that selected girls can benefit from this education program. Here's how your donations will help a girl get closer to this education program in NY (based on estimated cost):
$100 would pay for a monthly metrocard
$150 would pay for a visa
$250 would pay for a passport (including visa)
$500 would pay for 1 month of breakfast and lunch
$1000 would pay for a plane ticket
(Suggested minimum donation: $40)
Matching Gift Programs: If your firm offers a donation matching program, please use the following details when submitting the information. We will capture your matching donation on the fundraising page once TPF confirms receipt from your firm:
Organization: Turkish Philanthropy Funds
Designation/Project: "NYC English Education"
Address: 216 East 45th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10017
U.S. Tax ID/EIN: 208392006
CYDD-Association for the Support of Contemporary Living: http://www.cydd.org.tr/eng/
TPF-Turkish Philanthropy Funds: http://www.tpfund.org
Feel free to share our fundraising page with anyone who would be interested in supporting this cause. Thank you in advance for your support!
Educ∞ Team: Gunay Aksoy, Zehra Kavame, Aytanga Karca, Fiona Teoxon