In Memory of Ms. Behjat Zand

Our kind and dear friends and family,

Thanks again for your kind words and support. Your heartfelt love for our mom is so touching and comforting. Her loving smile, which she always carried on that beautiful and kind face, soothed all pain and made life much more bearable and pleasant for many of us. Her immense positive attitude and her amazing strength and resilience in life is so very admired.The out pour of love from many many of you is only a testament to our amazing mom.

So many of you have been so kind in acquiring about services for Behi joon so I thought to provide some info. There will be a very informal and small gathering in West Lafayette at Atta’s house on Saturday July 15th . We will also have a bigger memorial service in Michigan by mid August. I will provide the details for the Michigan services within the next week or so. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following organization: KCIS (Keep Childrens In School)

With our sincere gratitude Taraneh, Atossa, Nina, Shahram, Tim


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Our Mission

Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty by helping children stay in school.

Keep Children In School (KCIS) implements its mission by either matching sponsors directly to children whose families cannot afford to keep them in school or accept one time donations, thus enabling them to continue their education from elementary school through college.

What began in 2000 as a small project by family and friends to “give back,” KCIS evolved into a recognized charity in 2010 in the state of California and received its OFAC license (IA-16947) from the department of treasury in 2012.

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