continues to lend a hand
Since 1993 through 2013, we have given $123,000 to Projects, and
another $26,000 to Earthquake Relief, for a total of $149,000!
Also, the Washington, DC area has had a Cumhuriyet Bayram Dinner
for 29 consecutive years.
Arkadaşlar has donated 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 organizations:
Postsecondary Scholarships ($3,200 in 2013)
Arkadaşlar now is providing four-year postsecondary scholarships to
students in Turkey.
C. Erik Olson Memorial Fund ($1,000 in 2013)
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.
HasNa, Inc ($1,000 in 2013)
Its mission is to build peace through empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds
in Turkey and Cyprus. It helps groups with different ethnic and
cultural backgrounds to 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 2013)
This is a US-based
501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to give
hope and create 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. For more information about BOHP, see:
Sevinç Abla School ($2,000 in 2013)
This school in Adana serves children with various mental and physical
challenges. Our Website has pictures at
Right: Gift of artwork to Arkadaşlar from Sevinç Abla School.
Anatolian Artisans ($1,300 in 2013)
supports the maintenance and development of local crafts from Turkey, with
profits from US sales sustaining this effort. For more information, see
Nature Türkiye, the foundation arm of KuzeyDoğa ($650 in 2013)
Below: Membership Certificate in Nature Türkiye from Cağan
Şekercioğlu presented Arkadaşlar with thanks for our contributions to