I think that many people who help a charity organisation want to change the world… at least slightly… at least making someone’s life slightly better.
I believe in the power of good education, that develops your skills and creates interest in the subjects you are studying. Bridge To Turkiye is helping schools by providing them with new books and other materials for classes. The organisation also gives scholarships for gifted but poor students.
What makes this organisation special? When you are not rich and cannot give huge sums of money, it is always important to see that even a small donation matters and to see the direct result of your donation. Bridge To Turkiye has a Map4Good. On this map, you can see the schools and their needs (books, science sets, shoes & boots for kids, etc.), choose which school and which project you want to help, and donate.
I chose the project Books4Kids (Elementary) and a small school with 50 students at the Southern part of Turkiye. I read about the school and watched the photos. I was giving to this school little by little till they got the required sum. Some time after, I got the letter with the photos of happy children and (even happier) teachers, who got the books. It was one of the most rewarding moments in my life.
Now I chose another school and I hope that very soon they will have the full of money and I will get a new letter 🙂
If you want to make the world a slightly better place and the full clarity of your donation is crucial to you, feel free to donate to one of the projects of Bridge To Turkiye.
Dear BTF Team,
It is my pleasure to inform you that ATA-DC Republic Day Committee has decided to present to the Bridge to Turkiye Fund a Community Service Award at the Republic Day Celebration on Saturday, October 29.
BTF is a unique grassroots organisation registered as an NGO in the US that efficiently mobilizes micro donations from the Turkish American Community towards educational projects in Turkey. ATA-DC admires the way BTF mobilizes and empowers the Turkish-American community across the US to use creative techniques and organize fundraising projects to support the education of underprivileged children in Turkey. While BTF relies on volunteers, it also teaches the community the value and virtue of volunteerism and giving in an organized way.
We would like to thank the entire BTF Family and acknowledge your extraordinary efforts for turning BTF into an example of a transparent and well-run grassroots organisation that inspires Turks, Americans, and peoples of other ethnicity alike.
Congratulations and regards,