I am in the process of starting a pen pal program called دوستان فارسی زبان من. It will be a pilot program with 20 sixth graders in Amherst, MA and 20 sixth grade students in Iran. One of the biggest problem right now is that we have no money. I'm looking for grants or donations, but I can't find anything. I've e-mailed a bunch of Iranian-American cultural societies, but gotten no responses except from the Farhang Foundation, which suggested that I post and ask for help. So, if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
If you'd like to see my grant proposal draft, please let me know. In addition to money for postage and supplies, I'm looking for volunteer translators and a volunteer fundraiser. We would also accept donated supplies such as pens, pencils, colored pencils, and white lined paper (legal pads, not filler paper).
We would be very grateful if you could donate anything. Time, money, supplies...anything is very much appreciated.