Books & Art
continues to lend a hand.
To support Turkey, Arkadaşlar donates funds to selected non-governmental
organizations in Turkey or the United States. When renewing your membership.
or joining for the first time, please consider donating additional funds so
that Arkadaşlar can continue donating funds on your behalf to these
Postsecondary Scholarships ($3,200 in 2011)
Arkadaşlar now is providing four-year postsecondary scholarships to
students in Turkey.
C. Erik Olson Memorial Fund ($1,000 in 2011)
To honor this Turkey I volunteer, a memorial fund was established in
1999 to support the Pediatric Neurological Laboratory specializing in
childhood epilepsy at the Hacettepe University Hospital in Ankara.
Araz Ozel Eğitim
This school in Adana serves children with
mental and physical challenges. Our website has
Sept. 2009 letter from Sevinc Abla.
Anatolian Artisans ($1,300 in 2011)
This US-based 501-(c)-(3) organization provides training and development
assistance--particularly for low income women--by promoting artisanship as a
means to a sustainable livelihood, and by linking artisans with global
markets. For more information, see
Also read the article about it from NPCA's WorldView Magazine:
--Used by permission of the author
Magazine/National Peace Corps Association.
Artisans 2011 Tour of North-Central Anatolia May 23-June 4, 2011
Letter from Yildiz Yagci
on latest AnArt activities
11325 Empire Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852, U.S.A.
Painting donated to Arkadaslar by
HasNa, Inc ($1,000 in 2011)
HasNa builds peace through empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds
in Turkey and Cyprus. It helps groups with different ethic and
cultural backgrounds work together to address common interests and achieve
mutual goals. Its goal is to strengthen relationships through
increased understanding. It is a US-based 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information see www.hasna.org.
Bridges of Hope Project, Inc. (BOHP) ($1000) in 2011)
BOHP gives hope and creates opportunity to Turkish children and youth to
pursue their education and realize their potential. To achieve this
goal, BOHP unites the Turkish-American community and friends of Turkey to
raise awareness and resources to support educational projects, and build
alliances with other nonprofit organizations. It is a US-based
501(c)(3) organization. For more information about BOHP, see: