Caring Connections
February 2017
A global update on awareness and support
Join a CFC Chapter near you!
We have a vibrant and growing chapter network around the globe, and perhaps even in your own area. Click the city/region below for email contact. Get involved and join the fun!
     * Singapore
     * Southwest/Austin     * West Coast/California     * Midwest/Chicago
     * Northeast/NYC     * Washington, DC
Ahoy Singapore ~ don't miss the boat!
"Cruising for Cambodia"
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).
Shop on-line
  and earn $ for CFC!
Our schools receive a charitable contribution each time you shop through iGive or 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.
Thank you Evolve MMA!
Giving Tree inspires generosity (Singapore)
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!

Girl Scouts come to CFC's aid (Singapore)
Special thanks to Troop Leader Aiwah Low and the members of Girl Scouts Troop 48 at the Singapore American School for their awesome efforts collecting first aid supplies. Well done girls!
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!
Local vet clinic supports dental program (Texas)
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!

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