‘Why Can’t You Take Me?’ How An Orphan’s Plea Sparked California Nonprofit

An aid organization that helps children and families all over the world got its start after a chance meeting between an Iranian girl and a California woman. Delfarib Fanaie and her husband had traveled in 2006 to an Iranian orphanage to adopt their third daughter when Fanaie was approached by another girl, Sepideh, who asked […]

Partner Spotlight: Moms Against Poverty

Despite an unexpected and prolonged crisis that has upended so much, StandUp for Kids – Orange County has remained steadfast in its support of youth and their families. Initiatives like online tutoring sessions and grocery deliveries have been made possible by volunteers and partners in the local community. One of our closest partners is Moms […]

For community college students, the pandemic & food insecurity are intertwined

At the beginning of the Shelter in Place Order in San Francisco, the SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families, City College of San Francisco, and two nonprofit agencies came together to immediately address food security needs of low-income City College students. Since that time, multiple partnerships have been put in place in order […]

Iran battles COVID-19: Thousands of volunteers disinfect cities

Battling the invisible enemy, thousands of Iranians are playing their part in keeping their country safe. Iran reported 91 new deaths on Monday, just as the country said it is open for business. Iranians are doing their bit to help the government in the battle against the spread of the new coronavirus. And efforts to […]

MAP Pivots National Programs and Provides Emergency Meal Grants to Schools Nationally, While in Iran Their Prolific NGO Relief Arm Provides Vital Support

Relief operations in Iran include sourcing and distributing critical supplies and medical equipment, emergency lifeline support and meals to orphanages and homeless shelters. In the U.S., MAP joins Uber and others to address rampant food insecurity due to the closure of schools. SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ashkan Taghipur, Executive Director of MAP’s NGO arm in Tehran, reports, “I think Iran’s the only country tackling […]

Nonprofit Moms Against Poverty donate $28k to feed SFUSD students during school closures

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (KRON) — A Bay Area non-profit donates $28,800 to provide 10,000 emergency meals to the San Francisco Unified School District COVID-19 Response Fund. Moms Against Poverty announced Monday they will be contributing in order to help combat growing food insecurity in the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Bay Area families experiencing […]