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Samira Damavandi's Fundraiser:

Help Make a Difference: Helping Disadvantaged Young Women in Iran

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May 26, 2014

I am so excited that I have exceeded my fundraising goal! I am going to raise my goal. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Thanks!  See more
Samira Damavandi

THE STORY:

This summer, I will be volunteering in Tehran, Iran at Omid E Mehr, a center that helps and empowers disadvantaged young women between the ages of 16-25. Many of the young women at Omid E Mehr were victims of sexual abuse, emotional and physical abuse, drug addiction, and poverty.

Currently the Omid Foundation has two centers in Tehran and helps over 150 young Iranian and Afghan women. The centers provided therapy and even housing to some of the young women as well as acts as a school with vocational training and lessons. Each week, they have various classes and workshops with the end goal of finding a career and to engage actively, positively, and independently in Iranian society. This year is the 10th anniversary of the foundation, and I am so excited to meet and work with these strong, young women who have overcome so much.

I am raising a minimum of $500, all of which goes straight to the centers, and helps make all of what they do possible. The foundation recently opened a second center and with your help we can see that more centers are opened, that nobody is turned away due to lack of funding, and more young women get the support and help they need to have a brighter future. The foundation is registered in the US, UK, and Iran, and has an OFAC license. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for all of your support!

For more information, please see their website: http://www.omid-e-mehr.org/about-us.php

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To This Fundraiser

$931

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mitra Mamaghani

    $50

  • Iran Mirrashidi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Iman

    $20

  • Matthew

    $50

  • shahin goli

     

  • Farzaneh Namvar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mahdi

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Fariba Yazdi

    $45

  • Maman Sori & Uncle Manouchehr

    $95

  • Jasmine Moezzi

     

  • Mehri Aliakbarpour

    $100

  • Kristine Adams

    $50

  • Mary Underwood

    $25

  • Diane & Jennifer Stone

    $20

  • Chayoo

    $100

  • Sori

    $50

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133% Raised of $700 Goal

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The Team: $931 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Samira Damavandi

Amount Raised

$881

 

126% Raised of $700 Goal

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Iran Mirrashidi

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Sori

Sori

DONATION: $50

Thank you azizam 3 years ago

Chayoo

Chayoo

DONATION: $100

Thank you for the stand that you are taking. We need more leaders like you. I'm inspired and moved. 3 years ago

Diane & Jennifer Stone

Diane & Jennifer Stone

DONATION: $20

Samira you are doing wonderful work. Have a productive and rewarding summer. Love Diane & Jennifer 3 years ago

Mary Underwood

Mary Underwood

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kristine Adams

Kristine Adams

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mehri Aliakbarpour

Mehri Aliakbarpour

DONATION: $100

Love & Light! 3 years ago

Jasmine Moezzi

Jasmine Moezzi

3 years ago

Maman Sori & Uncle Manouchehr

Maman Sori & Uncle Manouchehr

DONATION: $95

We are so proud of you 3 years ago

Fariba Yazdi

Fariba Yazdi

DONATION: $45

Wish you much success in all aspects of life 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago