KARAM FOUNDATION NFP

Rating: 4.97 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 230 Northgate Street, #742 Lake Forest IL 60045 USA

Mission: Karam strives to make tomorrow better than today by helping people help themselves. Karam seeks to enhance the dignity and quality of life of the impoverished and underprivileged by eliminating barriers to success. Karam promotes innovative and technologically advanced ways of giving to maximize the effectiveness of every donated dollar. Guided by the aspirations of the people we serve, we pursue this mission with excellence, compassion and generosity.
Target demographics: Syrians in need.
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of Syrians inside Syria and in neighboring countries. We provided food baskets, medical supplies, soccer balls for refugees, milk for infants, and support for hundreds of families displaced by the violence.
Geographic areas served: the United States
Programs: humanitarian and medical aid, educational programs, innovative campaigns to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian children and refugees.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Karam foundation is the best I know of as far as what they do and the amount they keep for administration . They are very efficient and trustful . They are the front line foundation on education and hunger for Syrian children .
God bless you .

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Rating: 5 stars  

KARAM is a wonderful and transparent organization that addresses the needs of Syrian children.
There programs offer hope and real life skills to their clients

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Karam Foundation is by far one of the most organized, efficient, trustworthy, and creative aid organizations to the children of Syria. Their work is simply amazing. I personally know the founder, Lina Sergie, and she is one of the most passionate, sincere, and hardworking individuals that I know, and she has done an incredible job leading this humanitarian organization to nothing less than excellence.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Karam foundation has been a great inspiration to all of us in this field. We thank them for their hard work, great commitment, amazing team work and leadership and their dedication to a noble cause.
As partner with Karam , Watan USA is looking forward to learn and work together .
Thank you for all you do .
Mouna hashem
Director of Watan USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Karam is an amazing Foundation , they are helping to bring more hope and possibilities to Women, men and children in need . They have touched so many lives by ensuring people that they are safe and healthy. I am proud to have worked with them and I fully support their noble humanitarian efforts lead by their wonderful dedicated volunteered staff members. Keep up the great work .

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is doing amazing educational and humanitarian work for Syrian children who are in desperate need of help. Every donation is spent wisely by the board of directors, which is led by Lina Sergie Attar, a leader in the Syrian American community who has proven repeatedly her dedication and sacrifice to the Syrian cause. I highly recommend this organization to any donor wishing to help Syria or to help people in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Karam Foundation is an organization that inspires me to give more and to be a better person. It is run by an extremely committed, creative, and sophisticated board of directors that spares no effort to help those in need. I am proud to donate and support Karam.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money to help more people.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The people in Karam foundation are truly dedicated people who work in an organized way , and wisely use resources to help Syrian kids refugees. They not just help them to pass the trauma they've been through but give them as well ...love ..hope...and the ability to dream again , and they became role models for a lot of these kids .
I admire there work and would support the foundation in every way possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have great respect for any non-profit that gets on the ground, understands the issues bottom up and builds a model that can scale and keep to these essentials. Of all the gorups, many wonderful, I know who have stepped into the terrible fray that is Syria, and made life changing impact especially among thousands of displaced people -- and keep us not forgetting about them -- Karam is the stand out.

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Karam Foundation has taught us all how powerful compassion and empathy can be. This group have thought wisely about how to dedicate resources to raise the quality of life of refugees, children in particular. Karam Foundation is awesome.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Karam Foundation has proven itself to be one of the most trustworthy and effective non-profit organizations working to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. Karam's leaders work with total transparency; they are fully committed to helping those in need and their work is filled with love and compassion. The crisis in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history, and Karam continues to come up with innovative ways to meet the short-term and long-term needs of the Syrian people. I have complete faith that every dollar donated to Karam goes to those who need it most.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've worked with this foundation in several capacities on fundraising, awareness building, and hands on humanitarian work in the field. They have proven themselves time and again to be deeply compassionate, professional, organized, and creative in their efforts to help the Syrian people solely on a humanitarian basis. They are focused on sustainable and long term projects in collaboration with various organizations locally and internationally. I know when I donate my time, money, and efforts it goes directly to help those in need.

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