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Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year

by Bridge to Turkiye Fund
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year
A Scene from Boots4Kids Project
A Scene from Boots4Kids Project

Dear Friend,

By now, you and I both have received at least a few emails from our favorite retailers informing us about the upcoming winter season… They update us about the latest trends in winter shoes and boots… Maybe you would like a pair of knee high boots… Or, maybe you would prefer a pair of ankle boots… Or, maybe you would like to go with something more comfortable like Uggs… Whatever your choice would be, you and I both know that we need at least a pair of boots to “survive” the next couple of months…

Recently, I was informed about this young boy, who lives in a village near Erzincan… He does not receive emails from his favorite retailers because he does not have Internet… He does not have a laptop or a computer, either… Some days they don’t even have electricity in the village which he lives in… But this boy, like his other friends who are attending to his school, will also have to “survive” the coming winter. He does not have an option to choose between the various types of boots. He wears his older brother’s old shoes to school. Shoes that are meant to be worn in spring, and certainly not in winter.

So, my friend, you and I both offered a choice… We both can use this opportunity to play a role in improving a child’s life and help him to enjoy this winter season just like you and I will do, too. For just $15 you and I could give a pair of boots for a kid in need, and could dramatically change the quality of their day-to-day life.

In 2014, Bridge to Turkiye foundation is planning to donate 1500 pairs of boots and socks to the children in need. So far, we have sent over 100 pairs to the Eastern part of Turkey. However, our job is not done. And, only with your help and partnership we can reach to our goal before the first snowfall of the season.

Here, my friend; and once again, I’m asking you to be a part of the change. As Thomas Paine said once “we have it in our power to change the world over”. Let’s start today!

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Erzurum Hns Ortakoy
Erzurum Hns Ortakoy

Dear Friend,

Do you know that for just $15 you could give a pair of boots for a kid in need?

As we are getting closer to winter, kids in the rural areas of Turkey need your support more than ever! Last year, with the donations we received through the GlobalGiving campaign, we sent 114 boots to children who live in the rural areas of Turkey and have so little. 

Last year 228 little warm feet, grateful for the education they were receiving, walked miles to school wearing the boots you donated. This year, with you by our side, we hope to do more! With your support, this year 456 little warm feet could feel the cold a little less and could go to school in their new pair of boots.

More boots mean a warmer winter for more children. And, this means a whole a lot of more happiness! So, we invite you to support our commitment to Boots4Kids project and to continue to be a part of Bridge to Turkey community…

In BTF we never stop dreaming and never stop working for our dreams! And, your donations make everything possible!

Thank you very much for your continuous support to Boots4Kids.

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Thank you very much for your continuous support to Boots4Kids.

 

We were able to send 114 boots with the donations we received from our Global Giving campaign last year.

 

We hope that your thoughtful donations will help us to send more this year. Winter is still in effect in the eastern part of Turkey and we keep supplying boots to the demanding schools.

 

Attached are some pictures that we received from the field during the distributions of the winter boots recently.

 

Also please help us to spread the word among your circles. Cost of a pair of boots is about $15 and every dollar counts.

 

Thank you very much for keeping little feet warm!

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Dear Global Giving Supporters,

Thank you very much for supporting this important cause.

Winter is already here and especially in eastern part of Turkey the winter is very harsh, under  -40 degree weather conditions some children go to school with plastic shoes because of the financial reasons. Last year during the holiday season we sent 171 pairs of new boots to that region with the donations you sent us through Global Giving. In addition to that, this past quarter we sent 124 more new boots to needy children in the same region.

BTF partners with Chi Shoes in Turkey and they deliver the boots to the schools that contacted us for help. After the distribution of boots our field champions ‘the schoolteachers’ follow up with us by sending us the pictures of the happy faces of recipient children. Attached are some of the pictures during the boot distribution at Ataturk Elementary School in Caldiran that is located in the city of Van where earthquake hit last year.

Please consider contributing again to this project during coming holiday season. An average new pairs of boots costs 15 Dollars.

This year our goal is to send at least 1500 new boots to Turkey and so far we were able to sent 1266 boots. We are hoping that with your generous donations we can reach our goal easily.

We would appreciate if you help us spread the word. Thank You.

Happy Holidays and Prosperous New Year.

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Van Adiguzel Village Earthquake Victims
Van Adiguzel Village Earthquake Victims

We would like to thank you for your recent donations. Winter is around the corner, as it is approaching we want to put more effort towards our Boots4kids campaign. Please help us spread the word.

Last year the winter was very rough in Turkey and BTF sent a total of 1250 pairs of boots to needy students. 110 pairs were sent to Van Adiguzel Village School to help the victim students right after the earthquake hit the area.

This year our goal is to send 1500 pairs of boots. An average pair of boots costs about $15. We work with a local shoe company and field leaders to distribute the boots to the students who are in need.

Please let us know if you would like to hear more information about this project and again help us to spread the word.

Attached are some pictures from the distribution to the earthquake victims.

Thank you very much for your support to this very important cause.

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Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Location: Cary, NC - USA
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Project Leader:
Vicdan Akyurek
Cary, NC United States
$28,915 raised of $90,000 goal
 
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