Join Betsy in support of SICF's 'In Your Shoes' Campaign

Betsy

$4,450 from 25 donors 3 updates $3,200 goal met!

All donations supportSponsor Iraqi Children Foundation.

What is the Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation’s In Their Shoes Campaign?
It is a 5k Fun Run/Walk on May 4, 2013, to raise awareness and mobilize life changing support for desperately poor and vulnerable orphans and street children in Iraq.
What does $120 a month ($1,440/year) provide?
A gift of $120 a month covers all expenses for giving an orphan or street child the following loving services:
·$30 for a healthy breakfast and lunch
·$28 for tutoring, including teachers and school supplies
·$15 for social workers and home visits
·$47 for rental and maintenance of center as a safe haven, including security guard, cooking and housekeeping services, electricity, etc.
Where does my money go?
SICF works hard to keep its overhead expenses very low. In 2011, SICF business expenses came to less than 3.3% of the budget, and went to cover such operating expenses as website, tax/accounting, state registration, Paypal, and bank fees. SICF has no paid US staff. We are all volunteers. And we operate out of donated office space
How do I know my donation will make a difference?
All donors will receive a story and a photo about a life that has been changed through the work of Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation.

 

Thanks to...

May 1
Carol view profile
Carol gave $250 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 30
Robert view profile
Robert made a $100 contribution
Dawn view profile
Dawn gave $50 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 29
Susan view profile
Susan made a $500 contribution
Susan view profile
Susan made a $500 contribution
Apr 25
J. David view profile
J. David gave $50 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 24
Reagan view profile
Reagan made a $50 contribution
Kevin view profile
Kevin made a $100 contribution
Michael view profile
Michael gave $250 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Linda view profile
Linda made a $250 contribution
Carl view profile
Carl gave $100 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 23
Marjorie view profile
Marjorie gave $50 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 18
Durwood view profile
Durwood gave $100 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 17
Carl view profile
Carl gave $50 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Sally view profile
Sally gave $50 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
David view profile
David made a $100 contribution
Apr 16
Sheldon view profile
Sheldon gave $250 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 15
Paul view profile
Paul made a $100 contribution
Chris view profile
Chris made a $100 contribution
George view profile
George gave $250 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Christopher view profile
Christopher gave $250 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 5
Mark view profile
Mark gave $50 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Mike view profile
Mike gave $500 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
John view profile
John gave $250 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 3
Garry view profile
Garry gave $100 for six months of sponsorship for an Iraqi Child
Apr 2
Cindy & Steve view profile
Cindy & Steve made a $50 contribution

Volunteering to spend a day "In Their Shoes"

Please support me as I spend a day “In Their Shoes” by volunteering in the Saturday, May 4, 2013, 5k Fun Run/Walk to raise funds for food, education, and emotional care for desperately poor and vulnerable orphans and street children in Iraq.

A December 2012 report from UNICEF estimates the number of orphans in Iraq at 800,000. Street children are estimated in the thousands, many of whom are impoverished orphans who beg on the streets or sell bottled water or other items to help widowed mothers or other relatives. They are vulnerable to exploitation by criminals and extremists, as well as physical abuse, and human trafficking.

Please donate generously from your heart to help me give an Iraqi child healthy food, education, emotional care, and a chance to experience the joys of a normal childhood. And think of me as, for one day, I volunteer for a day “In Their Shoes.”

Saturday's race was a big success! (sent May 5)

Dear Friends and Family:
Yesterday’s 5K fun run/1K walk was a huge success. The beautiful weather drew a number of runners and allowed us to introduce more people to the Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation (SICF) and its mission.
In the end, we had over 160 runners/walkers, including 4 Gold Star Mothers who walked in the memory of their children lost in the Iraq war. We also raised over $30,000, thanks in great part to your generosity. Thank you very much.
All the best,
Betsy Phillips

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Our mission is to assist the people of Iraq by mobilizing a life-changing campaign of love for millions of children orphaned by violence

The Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation is a US-based non-sectarian tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity (26-1394773) founded by two Americans who worked in Baghdad during the war. SICF is proud to support a center for orphans and street children, and to partner with the award-winning Children’s Village of New York to train Iraqi social workers with skills to address trauma in children. Among its other projects, SICF also mobilized an airlift of more than a ton of school supplies and toys for orphans.

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