Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Mission: Bridge to Turkiye Fund is devoted to mobilizing and generating philanthropic resources benefiting the socio-economically disadvantaged segments of Turkish society, with emphasis in children's education and health care. Our vision: To unite individuals through capacity building and to promote fellowship by establishing a trusted bridge between those with aspirations without the means; and those with the means to be their dream partners. To contribute to the development of under-served segments of the Turkish society, where they too can realize their full potential To promote the principles of good citizenship and to build an organization that is credible, transparent and acco...
Aug 7, 2015

Warm Feet Warmer Smiles

Boots4Kids in Bitlis
Boots4Kids in Bitlis

Dear Friend,

As the summer days are getting shorter and shorter, and Fall is almost upon us; Boots4Kids team has already started to plan for the coming winter! Our goal is the same: warm feet, warmer smiles!

Our donor pool has been growing since you last heard from us and we're getting ready to send hundreds of boats, socks and possibly coats to the children who live in the eastern parts of Turkey, and who are in desperate need of winter clothing.

Next month we'll start contacting with our partners in Turkey; and will begin to build our strategy for this winter; and your generosity will define the scope of our project for 2015. Will we afford to support 1000 kids? How about 1500 of them? As you would remember, last year we reached out to more than 2000 children! This year, let's grow together! Let's reach out to 2500 kids! Or, maybe even to 3000! 

For $15 dollars you could support a child's winter shoe needs for the coming winter. For $600 you could become a sponsor for a whole elementary school in a rural village in Turkey.

We are halfway through reaching our $35K goal for this project. Please donate now, and let's make a change together!

 

With Gratitude,

- Hande

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Feb 18, 2015

It is Still Snowing in the Eastern Turkey!

Children from Sanliurfa
Children from Sanliurfa

Dear Friend,

2014 was an extremely successful year for our Boots for Kids project! For 2014, our initial goal was to deliver 1,500 pairs of boots to children in need… Instead, we’ve delivered more than 2,000 pairs of boots! 2,244 pairs of boots to be exact! In addition to these 2,244 pairs of boots, we have also delivered more than 1,000 coats to the children who had to cope with the extreme winter conditions in Turkey!

In 2014, our campaign has reached out to 40 schools in more than 10 cities. And, today, I would like to thank you for your continuing support because our success and our ever growing efforts would not have been possible if it was not for you... You, friend, have helped us to put a smile on a kid's face! So, today is your day to be proud and happy!

Today, as you look at the photos of the children who were part of our campaign in the last year; let’s remember what Winston Churchill once said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. So, let’s promise ourselves to make 2015 the year of giving back and social responsibility! Let's make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people in communities across Turkey. There are thousands of children who will need support, so Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) will continue to raising funds to help give disadvantaged children in Turkey a safe and warm winter in 2015 and 2016. And, for $15 dollars you, too, could support a child... For $600 dollars you could buy winter boots for all needy students in a rural village elementary school.

Thank you for sharing our goal to make a change in children's lives and to keep their feer warm in the cold; and make their hearts even warmer.

Children from Mardin
Children from Mardin
Oct 1, 2014

Boots4Kids for 2014 Winter is On

Boots4Kids Project
Boots4Kids Project

This report, friends, is going to be a short one... With this report what I want to remind you is the last winter... Remember the chilly winter mornings... Remember how you spent more than an hour cleaning up the snow on your car... Remember how many times you had to shovel in front of your house because otherwise it was impossible to walk in... Do you remember how you put layers on top of layers so you would not get cold? How many layers of socks did you wear the last time you walked out in snow? Did you buy a new coat? And, maybe another one in another color?

In couple of months it will start to snow again in the eastern part of Turkey. And, believe me when I tell you it WILL GET COLD. It will be freezing in the mornings, in the afternoon, and in the evenings. And, here is what we'll do to make these freezing days, weeks and moths just a little bit warmer for 1500 children: with your help and support we'll send 1500 pairs of boots and 1000 coats to the underprivileged children living in the Eastern parts of Turkey.

In short, this year we would like to repeat last year's success with our Boots4Kids project. Do you remember in 2013 we delivered 1,819 pairs of boots and socks to 24 schools?

Remember with a $15 dollars donation you could support a child... With a $60 dollars donation you could support 4 children... $150 dollars would buy boots to 10 children for this winter. If you were to decide to donate $600 dollars you would buy winter boots for all needy students in a rural village elementary school. Which amount you would choose is up to you... Just remember a pretty cold winter is before us.

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