“Thank you for the pictures. My dad would have been so happy to see the kids excited about all of the new books, and eager to read. How wonderful that BTFprovides an opportunity for us to make things like this happen. My contribution would not have made such an impact to a land I have such deep affection for without the hard work of BTF.” Fondly, N.E.
“Çok çok teşekkürler bu resimleri paylaştığınız için ve ayrıca bu kadar çabuk onlara yardımı ulaştırdığınız için. Bu resimlerin beni ne kadar mutlu ettiğini tahmin edersiniz, biliyorum. Gözyaşlarımı tutamıyorum… İnşallah hep birlikte daha bir çok çocuğa destek olup, yüzlerini ve bahtlarını güldürürüz.” Sevgiler, İ.R.
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,
“Bize verdiğiniz desteğin bizim için anlamını ve önemini size anlatmamız imkansız. Her zaman minnettar olacağız. Herşey için çok teşekkürler…” M. A. – Sınıf Öğretmeni, Çaldıran
“We are all delighted to be part of this effort, and help raise education funds for our girls and children. I always say ‘education is the utmost opportunity anyone can/should have’.
I want to applaud all of you at BTF who are doing a tremendous job with relentless hours on various projects with great missions… We know one life and one smile is worth a thousand words, and you are all making it happen!
Thank you, and look forward to driving more collaboration in the future!” Best, E.E.
- “KURDUĞUNUZ KÖPRÜ O KADAR UZUNDUKİ UCU ERZURUMDA SAKALIKESİK ADINDA BİR KÖYDE OKUYAN ÇOCUKLARIN YÜREĞİNE UZANDI. BU KÖPRÜNÜN İNŞASINDA EMEK SARFEDEN HERKESE TEŞEKKÜRLER.” MURAT ÖĞRETMEN