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Turkish Philanthropy Funds Hosts 2024 Innovation and Social Impact Summit

(New York, April 2nd, 2024) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds, the leading U.S. community foundation for high-impact social investments dedicated to Turkish and Turkish-American communities, today announced it will convene the 2024 Innovation and Social Impact Summit on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Times Center in New York City. The Summit will gather a diverse group of proven entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders to discuss leading practices in market-based solutions that drive societal impact. Panels will delve into a range of current topics impacting investor sentiment and entrepreneurship potential including AI’s impact on driving social good; disaster resilience through innovation; and the role of corporations in social impact.

From Dream to Reality, from Muş to Illinois: Zellano Home, the Largest Furniture Store Under One Roof in the USA!

The largest furniture store under one roof in America has been operated by the Serbest Family, which has been active in the furniture sector in Turkey since 1990. Located within the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois, covering an area of 220,000 square feet, the showroom offers furniture products targeting every income group. The store, previously utilized by Sears, transitioned to Zellano Home Furniture in May 2018. Zellano Home guarantees delivery to every state in the USA within 3 days and also operates a second store spanning 13,000 square feet in Dallas. Establishing operations as Zelal Furniture in 1990 in İnegöl, the heart of Turkey's furniture production, the Serbest Family decided to venture into America with their own store in 2018. Emrah Serbest, who previously engaged in furniture sales in Iraq for 8 years, capitalized on family connections in Chicago to inaugurate the first store in the state of Illinois.

300 migrants to be housed at shuttered Catholic church on Northwest Side in Chicago

By  Cindy Hernandez - Chicago Sun Times - A shuttered church in Portage Park will serve as a new migrant family shelter, the city announced Friday. The Archdiocese of Chicago will lease St. Bartholomew Catholic Church at no cost — months after church officials offered to house new arrivals rent-free at the church. In turn, the city will sub-lease the building to the Zakat Foundation, which provides emergency relief and aid, to care for 300 new arrivals starting later this month, Johnson's office said. An agreement was made and the shelter was to open in January, but the deal never went through.

LOSEV USA Ramadan Campaign Let the Children Heal First with Your Ramadan Donations

LOSEV, with the belief that "Feeding a needy family, healing a sick child, and making a tearful mother smile are among the most beautiful acts of worship," will once again bring blessings to thousands of families' tables this year. Being Turkey's most trusted foundation for 25 years, LOSEV - the Foundation for Children with Leukemia- is distributing aid packages consisting of dry food, meat and meat products, and hygiene items that a family may need, to leukemia and cancer patients from the first day of Ramadan onwards.

United in Donations: BTF's Earthquake Relief Fund Exceeds $10 Million

Over 50 thousand people, with the majority from the United States, have contributed to Bridge to Turkey Funds's 2023 earthquake relief efforts, showcasing global support and unity. The earthquake relief fund raised over $10,000,000, with 40% of the funds utilized so far, supporting immediate needs and ongoing rebuilding programs. BTF differs from other nonprofits as it sends 100% of the donations directly to those in need without any fees, relying on volunteers to work on projects until completion. Neslihan Önder Spada, BTF New York / New Jersey Circle Leader and Philanthropist at Bridge to Türkiye Fund told their effort.

Uniting Hearts and Resources: TPF's $19M Contributions to Turkey's Earthquake Victims


Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) is a non-profit organization based in the United States that has raised the highest amount of donations for earthquake relief in Turkey, particularly in the earthquake that occurred on February 6, 2023. TPF's Director, Şenay Ataselim, sat down for an interview to discuss the organization's relief efforts and how the funds are utilized. The TPF Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund primarily focuses on providing project-based grants to non-profit organizations based in Turkey. These organizations are selected through an open call for proposals, but only those that are non-political and non-religious are eligible to apply. TPF ensures that all their non-profit partners undergo a rigorous due diligence process to ensure their effectiveness and equivalence.

Innovative Brands Flourish in the American Industrial Kitchen Industry with Galaxy Group

Ten years ago, Atlantic Supermarket Equipment start up made a significant breakthrough for the industrial kitchen industry when they took their first steps into the American market in Brooklyn. Hakan İnan and his partners imported products from Türkiye, which gradually gained recognition in the market. Hakan İnan, CEO and co-founder of Galaxy Group, an American company that imports kitchen equipment from Türkiye, shared insights into their journey. Galaxy Group currently supplies over 150 products to the American market. Their main suppliers include Ugur, Empero, Kaplanlar, Izodoor, Inoksan and Capri The Group, aiming to distribute its industrial kitchen and supermarket equipment products wholesale throughout the United States, held a grand opening on May 16th, 2023, in Kearny, New Jersey.

The Success Story of PuffCity: America's Fastest-Growing Vape Franchise

İsmail Alptekin, the founder of PuffCity, the fastest-growing franchise company in the vaping industry in the United States, shares the story of the company's success and its plans for expansion. Since its establishment in 2014, PuffCity has become the most recognized brand in the industry through strategic planning, innovative design, and meticulous execution. The company's all-in-one concept caters to the diverse needs of both traditional and contemporary customers. PuffCity aims to open hundreds of new stores nationwide, offering convenient access to a wide range of vaping products and accessories. With their proven business model and expertise in the franchising industry, they are confident in their ability to achieve this ambitious goal. The company's focus on identifying and meeting customer needs ensures that they stay at the forefront of the industry.

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Turkish Philanthropy Funds Celebrates its 15th Anniversary at MET

Turkish Philanthropy Funds community celebrated its 15th Anniversary on May 9th, 2022 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and honored Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder of Chobani with The Philanthropist of the Year Award for his lifetime dedication to philanthropy to achieve a world of justice and equality. Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City also participated the gala.

ASA Delegation Tours Azerbaijan to Demonstrate Solidarity

Members of an Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) delegation visited Azerbaijan on September 6-13, 2022. The delegation trip started with the visit to the Tomb of the late President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and laying a wreath on behalf of Azerbaijan Society of America, as the symbol of remembrance and to show our formal respect. Continued with visiting the Alley of Martyrs and the Turkish Martyrs’ Cemetery & Memorial. Aesthetically designed and laid out memorial that leads to the monument with the flame burning in memory of martyrs who lost their lives defending Azerbaijan.

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