Light the Path to Education … We are running to send a girl to school

As supporters of gender equality in Anatolian Turkey, and basic human & education rights, we want to increase awareness about child marriage as a problem and raise funds to enable school-age girls at risk in rural areas to go to school. Together, we can give these girls the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential

•   About 41% of brides are younger than 18 yrs. old in Eastern Part of Turkey
•   82% can’t read or write, and they end up giving birth in child ages to many others
•   They have dreams, and potential to become lawyers, teachers, engineers. If only we can light the path and help to ease poverty and socioeconomic barriers.

We can’t accomplish this mission alone, we need your voice, activism, and your hearts to make a difference in these kids’ lives.

How you can help:

1.   You can share our voice for a call to action with your friends, community.
2.   You can support one of the existing teams and contribute to fundraising.
3.   You can run to raise funds in your city.

Donation Amount: 

We are open to all levels of donations, whatever level you can support, or afford. $45 provides support for one child pre-college, per month and $90 for a college for a month.

Fundraising Races:   

Chicago: May 3, 2014   –   Charlotte: May 17, 2014   –   Toronto: June 22, 2014   –   Boston: Sept, 2014   –   Istanbul: TBD   –   NYC: TBD


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Thanks to your generous support and dedication, 2013 has been a remarkable year for the Bridge to Türkiye Fund’s (BTF) Girls’ Empowerment Scholarships Program.  In its 4’th year, we are excited to announce that we grew the scholarship program from 27 to 85 academically gifted and economically disadvantaged girls in rural communities in Turkey.! In 2014, we have bigger goals and we plan to sponsor 100 girls and we need your continued support!




Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a US based, volunteer run, charitable non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions made to BTF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS. BTF”s tax identification number is 58-2678580.

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Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) was established in 2003 by community minded Turkish Americans (Turks4Good) driven to make a difference, to improve life and to cultivate social change for the common good. Our circle of compassion promotes respect and fellowship for humankind in the communities we serve. Turks4Good commitment to these ideals stems from our basic desire to give back to our native land for the many opportunities we have gained from her. We invite you to also contribute to the welfare of less fortunate children in Turkey.

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