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Yarra Foundation Newsletter

January to March 2016 - Issue 07
  • You supported 1,861 Students in Iran.
  • You donated $ 10,075.
  • Yarra Foundation held its first Yarra fundraising dinner.
  • Yarra Foundation had the honour of being present at many Nowruz celebrations.
Greetings from president of Yarra Foundation
Happy Nowruz!

If you celebrate Persian New Year, I hope you have enjoyed this beautiful ancient tradition with your loved ones this year. Happy New Year and Nowruz to you on behalf of the Yarra Foundation team! 
Persian New Year, like many other New Years’ celebrations, is about celebrating family, wishing prosperity, love and success for the coming year.
We all know that the little people that we are helping with our souls and hearts enjoy little or no prosperity; some have no family or love and do not have a fair share of achieving any success in life.
And this is what we work for in Yarra Foundation. 
We want them to know that love is there for them even though they haven’t been fortunate in the world. We care about this unfairness that they are experiencing and we want them to feel there are people who care about them like they are part of their family.
We are determined to fight against poverty and we have chosen a sustainable way in this serious battle. Educating children is the way to win this.

Please support us to achieve what we all believe in.         
Warmest regards,
Shohre Mansouri


Yarra Foundation has had a fantastic performance in this quarter. We would like to thank all you, kind-hearted supporters, for your generous donations. In the third quarter of 2015-16 financial year, $10,751 has been raised and $18,252 worth of projects have been funded.

This is how you helped us
... and this is where and how your money was spent ...
Number of students we reached out to
Distribution of funded projects
And projects funded at this quarter

We have worked hard to make sure that all resources entrusted to us are used as efficiently and effectively as possible to bring maximum impact to disadvantaged children’s education.



Money bank collection event

Yarra Foundation organised a small gathering to distribute and collect money banks.
If you have a Yarra money bank and want to return it, please bring it to this event and give it back to us so we can give you a new one!

Location: Ruffey Lake Park , Doncaster East
Date: Saturday, 14th May 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please RSVP by 7th of May to or +614 20 313 720
If you cannot make it to this one, bring along your money bank to The Persian Fair (29th of May at Abbotsford Convent).
Looking forward to seeing you. 

Yarra Foundation is attending Persian Fair

Yarra Foundation is attending Persian Fair for the third year. Persian Fair is a cultural event. There are plenty of things to do, traditional music, dance, food, crafts, cooking and calligraphy workshops, carpets, groceries, books - all served with warm Persian hospitality. 

Yarra Foundation has a table at Persian Fair. Mark your calendar and save the date. It is fun, come along and have a chat with us!
Location: 1, St Heliers St, Abbotsford 3067
Date: Sunday, 29th May 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dine for Education 

Dine for Education was a great success. Over $3000 was raised during this campaign which exceeded the original target of the event. The money was used to equip a dormitory in a village in north of Iran which is home to 102 students. You have brought happiness and comfort to 102 students and provided them better opportunities for education. Your act of kindness has definitely changed lives.
We would like to thank those who attended and supported this event and those who helped out to make it possible including the "Rediscover Ease Alexander Technique and Pilates" and "Perfect Skin Laser Clinic”, the official sponsors of the event and also, the lovely volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this night possible.

And here is the outcome of the campaign, students are opening their new mattress and blankets. Read more here.
Yarra Foundation at Iranian Cultural School 

Yarra was invited to Melbourne Iranian school. During this visit, Yarra Foundation was introduced to the students. $400 was donated to Yarra which will be spent on buying 100 books for a library in Sistan Baloochestan. Special thanks to ِDr Soodi, the principal of Iranian school who was very welcoming and great thanks to all teachers who helped us.
Yarra Foundation is grateful to announce that Iranian school is a Friend of Yarra Foundation.

Yarra Foundation at ChaharShanbe Soori

Yarra Foundation attended ChaharShanbe soori, organised by  Australian -Iranian Society of Victoria. It was great to meet and talk to so many people specially those little angels in the Iranian community.
Please find more photos here.

Yarra Foundation at Nowruz Festival

Yarra Foundation attended Nowruz Festival. Thanks to the event organiser who offered a free table to Yarra Foundation. It was a great event and once again Yarra Foundation was overwhelmed with your support. We met so many people. $260 was donated and 20 piggy banks distributed on the day. Thanks for your support and Happy Nowruz to you all.

Yarra Foundation in Iranian community for Persian New Year 

Yarra Foundation received an overwhelming supports from Iranian community for the Persian New Year celebration. 21st of March is Iranian Persian new year and many people celebrate this day. Yarra Foundation was offered a stand in Iranian Bushwalking, Iranian School, and Victoria's Iranian House of Music celebration nights. We would like to thank you for all your supports.

Volunteer with us 

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Yarra Foundation and help the education of disadvantaged children in Iran.

We are fortunate to have many wonderful people volunteering their time and energy and skills to help us connect to different communities, present Yarra in events, promote our cause and raise funds throughout Australia and the world. Your time and skills are so valuable. Join us and make a difference.

If you would like to be a volunteer with us, please email '' or send a message to our Facebook page


With regards to minimising our administration fees, we have recently opened a new bank account that has no service fee. Please make sure you update our account details if you have it saved on your phone or in your online banking account.

BSB: 193-879 
Account Number: 449109401
Account Name: Yarra Foundation Inc.

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