CFC Day is January 21, 2018!
Caring Connections
January 2018
Celebrating 15 Years of Caring for Cambodia
On January 21st, CFC will celebrate CFC Day, marking fifteen remarkable years of collaboration with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, working together with our Cambodian staff and faculty, international volunteers and generous supporters to enact lasting change in Cambodia's education system. We are proud of our successes, humbled by the generosity and talents of many, and ready to face future challenges as we continue to help build a brighter future for Cambodia's future generations.
On CFC Day, we invite you to reflect on all that has changed in Cambodia, and to wear your orange with pride of our accomplishments and your contributions. We offer heartfelt thanks to all who generously contributed to our 2017 Annual Appeal. We are forever grateful for your choice to make a difference in the world by helping CFC.
Thank you and Happy CFC Day!
Personal Fundraising Highlight
Beads for Cambodia
Singapore volunteer Marketa Horne recently launched a personal fundraiser, combining her three passions - travel, beads and charity! Inspired by Cambodian fabrics and the color orange, her delicately handmade bracelets are available for sale with proceeds benefiting CFC. To support Marketa's fundraiser, please click here.
Save the Date
CFC Gala
San Francisco
September 15th, 2018
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More details to come.
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Special volunteer recognition
In recognition of the special and dedicated team we have around the globe, CFC recently recognized the lasting contributions of our volunteers with a newly designed CFC lapel pin. The pin highlights ten years or more of service, and was proudly accepted by individuals living worldwide. Pictured below are some of the thirty-two volunteers who have received their pins from CFC leadership during recent gatherings, including Board members, Committee members and Chapter Leaders. Due to schedules and location, a few individuals will receive their pins in the mail.
These ten-year pins honor a variety of consistent and active service to CFC. Over the coming year, we will continue to honor those who reach their ten-year milestone with CFC, and later in 2018, we will be awarding the first of our fifteen-year pins.
CFC's operations team has gone through several changes since its inception, and some of us may be less familiar with those veteran volunteers who helped launch CFC fifteen years ago. If you've been with us since the beginning, please send email us (click here), and let us know! We want to recognize you!
It is with immense pride and gratitude that we honor these caring individuals who have contributed so much to CFC's successes over the years through their time and talents. Thank you all for all you do!
Austin, Texas gathers around CFC Giving Tree
On December 8th, Austin supporters joined Founder Jamie Amelio and Chairman Bill Amelio at Hotel Ella to celebrate the holidays and another year of great success at CFC schools. Enjoying a festive cocktail reception and lively conversation, guests mingled around CFC's Giving Tree and gave generously in support of many vital CFC programs.
Gifts from the evening helped CFC continue to supply clean water on school campuses, purchase fourteen bicycles to facilitate school transport, feed fifteen children for the coming year, and provide thirteen school supply kits for teachers. In addition, over $20,000 was raised to support CFC's vital work.
Thank you to all who participated
in the giving spirit of this festive event!
Tanglin Trust turns back the clock in support of CFC
In October 2007, faculty and support staff at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore came together to record their own version of Band Aid's 1984 hit, Feed the World. Donned in their best 80's outfits, Tanglin staff sang together to raise money for charity. Fast forward ten years and Tanglin staff, members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and KAL Transport dusted off their 80s outfits to re-record Feed the World. Video downloads of their unique rendition and a calendar featuring photos taken during the filming were sold to the Tanglin community during the holiday season, and all proceeds were donated to CFC. Special thanks are due to Sophie Adams,  Delphine Hastwell and Angela Wheaton for coordinating the Tanglin Aid project.
CFC's close relationship with Tanglin Trust School has grown over the past ten years to include annual international teacher training workshops and school service trips, and a variety of fundraising activities spearheaded from each of the three school campuses. The Tanglin Aid video and calendar project was a fabulous and creative addition to this generous community's contributions.
Thank you Tanglin Trust School!
CFC at the United Nations
UN Youth Representative Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan represented CFC in Geneva, Switzerland at an action day focused on the UN's Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) and Impact Investing. During this seminar, Sharmishta gained an understanding of the current landscape surrounding the SDGs, including funding gaps, the current impact investment market, and various proposed solutions. Along with other sustainable finance professionals, institutional investors, and international and public sector leaders from Geneva, she participated in discussions about the key barriers and enabling factors, and how best to bring impact through investment in the SDGs from the ‘margins to the mainstream’. Sharmishta’s attendance was made possible thanks to sponsorship from the SDG Knowledge Hub at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). CFC continues to benefit from Sharmista's consistent presence at these discussions forums on issues that impact the developing world.
Thank you Sharmista!
The Gift of Giving
Recent contributions prove that CFC volunteer efforts come in all sizes
and from all corners of the world! Thank you!
Kids helping kids (Singapore)...
A Year 6 student at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore, Gregoire Boyadjian has lived an international life - born in Cyprus, raised in Dubai and now living in Singapore. He has always had a genuine concern for those less fortunate than him, and a desire to help make the world a better place. Tanglin's after-school program, the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS), has given him hand-on experiences helping communities in need. The JASS program is a co-curricular activity that provides students an opportunity to develop environmental, community service and philanthropic awareness. Over the holidays, Gregoire baked hundreds of cupcakes in his family kitchen with the help of his younger brother, and sold them at his local rugby club to raise money for CFC.
Bravo and thank you Gregoire!
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 the Chapter Leader's email contact. Join us today; we would love your help to 'share the orange' with your communities!
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