*Norooz 2018* and the children of Zardeh

*Norooz 2018* and the children of Zardeh

From Mercedes Afshar

Raising money to buy *eidi* (a new year's present) for the children impacted by the earthquake at a village in the Kermanshah province. Hoping to make their *Norooz* this year almost as delightful as ours will be!

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Update #11

3 months ago

THANKS to everyone who believed in this cause and contributed! We have 2 days till Norooz and have over $10,000 to spend on presents and critical necessities such as food and shower facilities for those in need! Stay tuned during the upcoming weeks to see how your contributions will be spent! Follow us on IG @NoroozInZardeh for more..

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Hi! My name is Mercedes. As many of you may already know, I am an Iranian architect living in Washington DC. I have started this campaign with the help of a dear friend of mine Pegah who lives in Iran. Pegah is a child psychologist and has been personally helping the children and families impacted by the earthquake in the Kermanshah province over the past few wintery months. Upon my last visit to Iran, and after finding out through Pegah about everything that the kids who were impacted need, I decided to help her raise more money with the help of my friends and acquaintances here in the U.S. .. in hopes that we could all help her help more. 

Pegah has been traveling to Zardeh (a village about 50 km east of Sarpol-e-Zahab) in person providing the families with whatever her friends and family could offer so far, along with providing psychological support. 

Let's help the children of Zardeh during *Norooz* this year by giving them each an *eidi* (a new year's present) they could cherish this year, on our behalf.. and perhaps someday we can help them get what most of them dream of.. a "khooneh" (a house), just like the ones they used to have before the earthquake..

I thank you in advance for your kindness and will post photos and videos of the impacts and impressions your generosity will make.

Yours Truly,

Mercedes and Pegah

* Follow us on Instagram @NoroozInZardeh

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #14

THANKS to everyone who believed in this cause and contributed! We have 2 days till Norooz and have over $10,000 to spend on presents and critical necessities such as food and shower facilities for those in need! Stay tuned during the upcoming weeks to see how your contributions will be spent! Follow us on IG @NoroozInZardeh for more..

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #12

A L L T H A N K S TO Y O U !

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #11

Norooz is close!

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #9

If 10 generous individuals each donate $200 in the next 5 days, we will reach our goal budget to do everything we are planning to do! That is how close we are! So inspired by everyone who has contributed so far and we want to say T H A N K Y O U, only a thousand more times!!

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #10

If 10 generous individuals each donate $200 in the next 5 days, we will reach our goal budget to do everything we are planning to do! That is how close we are! So inspired by everyone who has contributed so far and we want to say T H A N K Y O U, only a thousand more times!!

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #8

We have 7 days to go and Pegah and I have already begun finding resources for the purchase and distribution of the goods. Thanks to several generous individuals we will be able to get the children bicycles and the parents some basic food supply packages for half the original price. We are also looking into purchasing 1 or 2 modular, and of course communal, shower/restroom units to provide for the communities around Zardeh that are in desperate need of them. Stay tuned for more..

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #7

THANK YOu!!! we made it to 6K TODAY!

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #6

we have hit 50% of our goal! Help us get there!

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #5

Pegah is going to Zardeh tonight! Look for some photos and videos on our Instagram page for more live updates during the coming days!

**You can follow us on Instagram @ NoroozInZardeh**

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #4

We now have an Instagram account for updates and progress! You can follow us @NoroozInZardeh

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Mercedes Afshar posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #3

This is Pegah and MiMi Zaynab (one of the elders in Zardeh). Pegah will be hand-delivering everything we purchase through this fundraising to the kids!

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