Join CFC Founder Jamie Amelio and Chairman Bill Amelio for an evening to remember! Set sail on a sunset voyage on the Royal Albatross. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live auction with incredible prizes.
Tickets available online for $300/person (click here).
and earn $ for CFC!
Our schools receive a charitable contribution each time you shop through iGiveor amazonSmile.Don't forget to designate CFC as your charity of choice; it's easy to do! For help, please click here to view our 'how-to' videos.
Helping hands for CFC Day celebrations
On January 21st and throughout the month of January, CFC supporters around the world demonstrated their support and celebration for progress over the past 14 years. This year's theme was "Helping Hands", playing off the well-known idiom "helping hands make light work" to highlight how people can achieve positive change by working together and how so many hands have helped CFC achieve remarkable progress over the years. The theme also touched on WASH and CFC's efforts to raise awareness for healthy hand-washing habits at our schools and communities. Here are just a few photographic highlights of CFC's many 'helping hands'.
Thanks to everyone and here's to another great year of caring ahead!
What would you do to show your support for CFC?
Would you go so far as to shave your head for CFC? Well, Chris Coward did just that! When Point72 Asset Management hosted a "Community Matters" auction at an offsite for their Asia-based colleagues in Hong Kong, employees donated acts of service which were auctioned off with all proceeds going to different charities. Chris Coward's offer to shave his head garnered an enthusiastic response and an incredible final tally of USD$20,000 in donations! To see a video of the big event and hear why Chris chose CFC as the recipient, click here.
Thank you Chris for going above and beyond! We're big fans of your new look!
CFC at the United Nations
CFC was well represented by Youth RepresentativeTaylor Viens at a January meeting of the ECOSOC Youth Forum on Education and Poverty Eradication. The meeting's main discussion was of particular relevance to CFC in that it focused on ways that youth can be directed by youth, or, using CFC as an example, ways that CFC students can be directed and motivated with the help of CFC youth volunteers, out-reach and youth ambassadors. The panel discussed the importance of identifying concrete needs among the youth populations in order to encourage sustainable action and progress towards fulfilling those needs. Panelists also addressed the need to combat hopelessness, and in a broader conversation, the need to remove barriers to education. CFC’s proven model of child-friendly education and holistic approach that looks at providing food, water and basic hygiene needs made for an interesting addition to the roundtable discussion.
Thanks to Taylor for representing CFC!
The Gift of Giving
Recent contributions prove that CFC volunteer efforts come in all sizes
and from all corners of the world! Thank you!
Community outreach yields impressive results(Singapore)
Staff and clients of Singapore-based Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, Asia's premier brand for mixed martial arts completely outdid themselves with a holiday donation drive at several locations that amassed thousands of first aid items, personal hygiene supplies, and school supplies. CFC was honored to be considered as a recipient of their Community Outreach Program and was overwhelmed by the generous response.
CFC's annual holiday Giving Tree offers supporters a creative way to honor a loved one with a gift made in their honor in support of CFC schools and programs. When Natalie Harris requested that in lieu of Christmas presents her parents make a donation for "clean water, education and food for a family in need in Cambodia", her mother, Tiffany, made a generous SGD$1500 contribution to the Giving Tree. As a thank you, Natalie received a special CFC care package under her tree on Christmas morning which pales in comparison to the impact her gift will have on a CFC family.
Thank you for demonstrating the true holiday spirit!
Thoughtful collection of needed women's underwear (Rhode Island)
Kristen Shields hosted a holiday fundraiser to support CFC and asked guests to bring needed women's underwear. She collected two large shopping bags full of items that will be given to both students and preschool mothers. We are especially grateful for the outpouring of support for our preschool mothers many of whom care tirelessly for their families and routinely put themselves at the bottom of the receiving list. Thank you, Kristen!
Lakeway Veterinary Clinic in Austin, Texas has teamed up with CFC in February for National Pet Month. In support of our dental hygiene program, Lakeway Vet has promised clients reduced fees for a future visit if they bring their pet in for dental cleaning services and donate a new toothbrush for CFC.
What a creative way to promote dental hygiene for all!
Students helping students
Thank you to all school communities near and far --
Led by long-time supporter Amanda Wilhoit, the CFC club at Skyline High School is busy raising funds to support their volunteer service trip this coming June. With a goal of USD$5000, the students have put together some very creative fundraising ideas, including a holiday event, food sales, and an upcoming garage sale to encourage a little 'spring cleaning' in support of CFC! On a snowy December day, Amanda held a "Christmas for Cambodia" event at her home, collecting technology supplies for CFC computer labs and USD$835 towards the team's overall goal. To further support their efforts, Amanda has also kicked off a personal fundraising campaign, "Service from Skyline". The Skyline students intend to focus their service project on environmental sustainability. To learn more and make a contribution, please click here.
In addition to showing their 'orange' spirit on CFC Day, the elementary school CFC club at Singapore American School (SAS) held their annual Play Day fundraiser and collected SGD$625. Thirty-five students participated in a supervised homework session which was followed by dancing, games and food. Everyone had a great time and the students voted to have funds support Food for Thought and school libraries. A big thank you to high school helpers and to Jack King for his deejay skills!
Another school in busy preparations for their upcoming summer service trip is Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. The club has been actively recruiting freshmen students to ensure that the orange spirit is passed on to future classes. Students participated in an event with CFC partner, Feed My Starving Children, helping to pack fortified meals, and the second annual Ugly Sweater Run was held last November with students, teachers and four-legged canine supporters all decked out in their holiday finest! Stay tuned for updates from the Libertyville Student Band Jam in February!
Way to go Libertyville!
About Us - Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization that provides a free education for over 6,600 impoverished children in 21 schools spanning pre-school to high school. CFC professionally trains its teachers, and provides everything a child needs to succeed, including food, clean water, uniforms, school supplies, computers, transportation and basic healthcare. CFC relies heavily on global volunteer support which ensures that the majority of dollars raised directly support the education of a child.