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Light The Way: Our Children Today, Our Guides Tomorrow - - Recognizing Iranian-American Youth Volunteers

On October 18, PARSA Community Foundation will hold the Light the Way, the 2009 annual awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the Volunteerism and Action Award and Philanthropist of the Year Award. This event is also dedicated to the Iranian-American children who are engaged in community services.

PARSA Community Foundation will be celebrating the service and volunteerism of the next generation. Most of our kids are involved in community service of some kind.  They represent the force for good that we need to project from our community.  They are the shining lights that will transform our community into a powerful one.  It's their work that will define what the larger community thinks of Iranian-Americans and what we have contributed to America.

Iranian-American youth volunteers for Persian American Cancer Institute
at IWSF event in University of Berkeley, July 2008 (photo by Ali Moayedian)

We would like to invite a dozen kids in various age groups to come on to the stage and say a couple of sentences about the cause that they have supported and what they did to support the cause. They will be asked by the 10 year old Iranian actress Yara Shahidi (from the movie Imagine That with Edie Murphy).

If your child or children have done volunteer work or any kind of community work, perhaps at the school or a camp, or if you know of any other children who are participating in community service programs, please contact PARSA and let us know about these youth volunteers as soon as possible.

We hope that the children action will create a ripple effect through the Persian community like a tidal wave and encourage other families to get involved in giving along with their kids. This is a very meaningful way to move our community forward.

Annual Awards 2009: Sunday, October 18 at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay

PARSA Community Foundation presents Light the Way, the 2009 annual awards ceremony honoring the Volunteerism and Action Award and Philanthropist of the Year Award recipients.

Tickets are now on sale at City Box Office! Please click here to purchase tickets. 

MC: Yara Shahidi, actress
Performance: Tara Kamangar, pianist and composer

4:00 - 5:00 pm Refreshments
5:00 - 7:00 pm Program

In an effort to increase help to the nonprofits in our community in these tough economic times, the ticket price does not include dinner. All ticket purchases are tax-deductible and purchasers will receive a tax receipt from PARSA CF.

Sponsorship opportunities available: For opportunities and benefits contact

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