Tag Archives | Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF)

Running for the Children of Iraq

Bright and early last Saturday morning, runners in the Washington, DC area took off when the starting gun fired. It was the sixth annual IN THEIR SHOES 5K for Iraq’s most vulnerable children.  This year, for the first time, the US-based 5K was joined by a “sister” 5K in Basra, Iraq, hosted by BP. Veterans, Iraqi-Americans, diplomats, businesses, children, […]

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An Urgent Call to Action: Run. Give. Volunteer.

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) has appealed for runners and doners for its annual run in Alexandria, Virginia. “More than 4 million children have been impacted by extreme violence in several areas including in Ninewa and al-Anbar.  Last year alone, 270 children were killed.  Many were robbed of their childhood, forced to fight on the frontlines.   […]

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From Tears to Joy — Run for Children like Noor

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) has announced the roster of Honorary Co-Chairs for the May 5, 2018, IN THEIR SHOES 5K to benefit Iraq’s most vulnerable children: His Excellency Fareed Yasseen, Ambassador of Iraq to the United States Ambassador Ryan Crocker (Ret.), Former US Ambassador to Iraq and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Lt. General Jeffrey […]

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#GivingTuesday: Help Iraq’s Street Children

On Tuesday, the Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) competes with other charities for a share of $75,000 in bonus funds. The more you give, the more bonus funds we earn for Iraqi orphans, street kids, and children displaced by conflict. EXTRA BONUS:  New monthly donors are eligible for  a 1-month match.  Sign up for $10, $25, $50, $100 – up […]

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Reserve 5 mins For Iraqi Children on October 5th!

On Thursday – October 5th – The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) and awesome IRONMAN challenger Mais Abousy are joining forces to compete for a share of $50,000 in cash for Iraq’s most vulnerable kids. Mais, an Iraqi-American mother and lawyer, is training for the October IRONMAN where she will compete carrying US and Iraqi flags.  She will swim 1.2 […]

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New “Hope Bus” Launched for Vulnerable Iraqi Children

New “HOPE BUS” Launched to Tutor, Feed, and Provide Fun for Vulnerable, At-Risk Iraqi Children The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) is happy to announce the launch of its first mobile center, the “Hope Bus,” a transformative learning and safe space for vulnerable, at-risk children in Baghdad. The Hope Bus is equipped as a classroom on wheels […]

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A 5K to Benefit Iraq’s Most Vulnerable Children

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) will host its 5th Annual “In Their Shoes” 5K run/walk on May 20, 2017 at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. The 5K will benefit Iraq’s most vulnerable: orphans, street children, and kids displaced by ISIS. ISIS violence in Iraq has displaced more than 1 million children, […]

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Young Iraqi Doctors and Nurses mend Little Bodies

On Day 1, 93 children and family members arrived at the door of the “Peace Zone” clinic for medical care.  After fleeing from ISIS to Tikrit, 123 miles south of Mosul, these families are very vulnerable and in need of so much, including basic health care. The project is the brainchild of the Iraq Health Access Organization (IHAO) founder […]

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Iraqi American Running for Iraqi Children

According to UNICEF, Iraq is now one of the most dangerous places in the world for children — this lawyer and mother is doing something about it! As Iraq liberates Mosul, an Iraqi American mother and lawyer, thousands of miles away, is training to run in the November 6 New York City Marathon. As she did at the Chicago Marathon and the […]

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”Street Lawyers” – their Clients are Boys and Girls 6, 10, 14 ….

They Call Themselves ”Street Lawyers”, and their Clients are Boys and Girls 6, 10, 14  …. If you are desperately poor, 6 years old, and picked up by police in Baghdad for begging, who will come to your defense?  We are not permitted to show their pictures and will use aliases but here is the story of two little brothers – […]

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Iraqi Children Foundation: We Have Lift Off

We Have Lift Off Delivering legal protection, access to school, health care and so much more for Iraq’s most vulnerable children. After weeks of mobilizing support at the Dubai “Dine for Hope” event and the Washington, DC area “In Their Shoes” 5K, the Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) has deployed the first tranche of seed money to provide […]

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