Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Accessibility for Underprivileged Communities in Developing Countries Around the World
While in developed nations, governments are assembling initiatives to support resource distribution and vaccination efforts for their citizens, the world should not forget that there are many people living in so many parts of the world that cannot rely on the assistance of their governments and will not have access to the necessary vaccine to combat COVID-19. In an effort to become instrumental in the distribution of the vaccine among these communities and ensure that they have a fair chance of obtaining this vaccine, throughout the month of December 2020, the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) will be raising funds to aid in every aspect of the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, when available, to lesser developed regions all over the world.
Please view this Open Letter from the Executive Director of WFCF regarding this initiative and we encourage you to please visit the following page to donate to this worthy cause during this season of giving.
We value donations in any amount! Please also note that an anonymous donor has generously offered to match donations made to this initiative equally (dollar for dollar) throughout the month of December.
Isaac's Eat Up Fundraising Event
On Friday, August 10th the Hershey/Hummelstown & Rossmoyne Business Center Isaac’s (in Pennsylvania, USA) held an “Eat Up” fundraiser benefitting the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF). Diners were able to enjoy great food and great company while supporting WFCF’s cause. Twenty-five percent (25%) of food and beverage purchases and fifteen percent (15%) of gift card purchases (which must be used during a future visit) were donated to help WFCF support children with disabilities in developing countries worldwide. Also, at the Hershey/Hummelstown location, visitors had the opportunity to meet some of WFCF's volunteers and learn more about the foundation.
Faces You Can’t Forget – Month of Giving
During the month of June, the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) hosted its first-ever "Faces You Can't Forget – Month of Giving."
To kick off this event, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director of WFCF was interviewed on the television program Good Day PA! at ABC Channel 27, a local news station in Central Pennsylvania, USA. During the live broadcast, he had the opportunity to talk about the foundation, its mission and vision, and ultimately the purpose of the inaugural event. View the recorded interview.
Throughout the Month of Giving, stories of the children and young adults who have been impacted positively by WFCF were featured on WFCF’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages), and individuals visiting the pages were encouraged to share their own personal stories that align with the mission of WFCF with the hashtag #facesyoucantforget.
WFCF also welcomed guest blog authors who shared stories about their own personal triumphs and/or stories that are near and dear to their hearts.
All of the tax-deductible donations made during the Month of Giving were matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor and will go toward supporting the health and welfare needs of orphaned children with disabilities all over the world.