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Iran: Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation allocates $170,000 for Bam relief project


The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation (PKCF) has announced that it is contributing $170,000 toward a relief project, most likely a medical facility, for the survivors of the deadly quake in Bam, Iran.  A London based charity organization, PKCF has been active in Iran for the past several years and has implemented several humanitarian projects in Tehran and elsewhere.


The following is the announcement by PKCF regarding the Bam relief project. Instructions are also provided for people wishing to contribute to this project. US residents can contribute to PKCF through CAF America in order to take advantage of tax benefits.


30th December 2003

Dear Friends,


The Board of Trustees of PKCF has created a special fund to aid the surviving victims of the tragic Bam earthquake.  PKCF is contributing 100,000 towards this special relief fund and other supporters have already pledged additional donations for this fund.


The Foundation will undertake a comprehensive study to determine the most efficient and direct means of utilizing the funds and the implementation of appropriate projects.  The preliminary thought is to create a fully equipped clinic/hospital wing that will serve the surviving inhabitants of Bam when reconstruction of this beautiful historic town commences.


We will keep you informed of the steps taken by the Foundation.


Yours sincerely

For and on behalf of the

Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation


Parviz Moshir-Fatemi                                   Mahnaz Larizadeh




Should you wish to support the PKCF's BAM EARTHQUAKE FUND, you can send your donations by the following means:


                    By cheque, in any currency, payable to PKCF BAM FUND.


Please post your cheques to:     21 Melbury Road

                                                London W14 8AB



                    By telegraphic transfer to:


Sterling Payments                  Account Name:            PKCF Bam Fund

                                                Account Number:         01766444

                                                Sort Code:                   30-94-81


US Dollar Payments              Account Name:            PKCF Bam Fund

                                                Account Number:         11461583

                                                Sort Code:                   30-94-81


                                                            Held at:                        (Knightsbridge Branch)

                                                            9/13 Brompton Road

                                                London SW3 1DD



For USA Supporters:

PKCF is eligible to receive grants from CAF America, enabling donors to claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by law for their contributions. Please complete the below form and send it with your donation to CAF America


CAFAmerica Gift Form


I would like to make a gift to CAFAmerica.

Receipts will be sent for gifts greater than or equal to $250 in value.  If the gift is by check, the receipt will be sent in the name of the person signing the check.


Name(s) of Donor(s)                                                                                                                         

Donor to be acknowledged if different from above                                                                

Donor address                                                                                                                       


Telephone                               Fax                              Email                                                  

Name(s) of donor(s) to be acknowledged to suggested charity:


How did you learn about CAFAmerica? _______________________________________


Please check whichever applies and fill in the amount.

o  I enclose a check payable to CAFAmerica in the amount of $                                        

o  Please charge $                                                                            to my o MasterCard  o Visa

Cardholder                                                                              Expiration Date                      

Account No.                                                                Signature                                            


Please check whichever applies and complete.

o  Please use my gift as CAFAmerica believes it is most needed.

o      Please use my gift to support the following area of service, country, or region of the world.


o      I suggest that CAFAmerica support the following philanthropic organization:

Organization Name The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation                             

Address                  21 Melbury Road, London W14 8AB, England                          

Telephone +44 20 7610 5566                      Fax +44 20 7602 3318                                                                                                         Email        


Contact Name & Title Mrs. Vanessa Barson, Trustee                                                  


I understand that my gift to CAFAmerica becomes the property of CAFAmerica and that CAFAmerica has ultimate control, authority and discretion with regard to its assets.  All grants made by CAFAmerica are in its sole and independent discretion.



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Please make copies of this form as needed.  Please send the form together with your gift to:



King Street Station

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Phone: (703) 549-8931        Fax: (703) 549-8934




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