Dear Sponsors and Friends,

We are overwhelmingly happy to let you know that our, Matching Donor Campaign, once again, ended with tremendous success! Our initial target was to raise $15,000 but we have now raised a total of $28,800! The matching donor sponsor has agreed to match the entire amount raised so this campaign raised $57,600 in 30 days! Our campaign began April 1st and lasted through April 30th. The successful result of the campaign was beyond our expectations!

We are extremely thankful to all our sponsors and friends who contributed towards this campaign. Our heartfelt thanks go to: Zahra Ghasemian, Betty Tatum, Lisa Bloomer, Donna Conklin, Thomas Rebik, Steve Skulmoski, Don and Liz Johnson, Elisa Ghezzi, Inger Hannisdal, Steve and Kathie Pounds, Pat Tietz, Subrata De, Elise Balcom, Patricia Fulton, Kathleen Rosen, Gabriel Barna, Sandra Rhees, Millington McCoy, Humaira Gulzad, Regina Corallo, Carol Hanneman, Piera Putzulu & Italian Friends, Sophie Cull, Steven Barger, Mo Malekshahi, Mark Sharifi, Harrison Heyl, John and Dorothy Aram, Popal Rangbar and Sandi Treffers.

It is now the time to announce our generous donor who initiated the campaign and was also the main driving force behind it. She is our own beloved Terry Cardwell! Terry’s support has been very significant in maintaining our orphanages over the years. Our gratitude and the children’s love to her is beyond words.

The campaign was initiated to alleviate our budget deficit for the current year. The funds raised in this campaign will be used for AFCECO’s general expenses. Our Matching Donor Campaigns, both this year and last year, have been very successful. We hope to do similar campaigns in the future. If you would like to sponsor a future campaign or host a fundraiser please let us know.

Thanks to your generous support, we have raised more $100K of our budget deficit and approximately $45K still remains to be raised in the course of the year. We entirely depend on you to spread the word about our fundraising campaign. Here are the links for contribution and we would be once again thankful of you to share:

- Orphanage Sustainability Fund

- Make a One-Time Donation

 - Sponsor a Child

Please don’t hesitate to write me for any inquiry.

 Warmest regards,



    We have 40 amazing talented young female musicians in our orphanages. Please join in this chance to nurture something so positive in our children and consequently Afghanistan.


    Please consider purchasing one of these very expressive and unique works of art produced by our very own students from the orphanages. You can also make a donation to the Art Program.


    Sports have become a major element to our children’s program. For our Girl’s Football Team, we have a trainer from the Afghan national soccer team working with our students at the American University field.


    For 13 years children coming from poverty and violence have lived together in orphanages that are bastions of true democracy, places where everyone is equal.


    Our girls at orphanage express themselves by practicing dance, an art that is still prohibited by societal norms in Afghanistan. Our children practice Attan, Afghan traditional dance, as well as ballet, western classical dance.

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