Foundation Formed to Settle Homeless Refugee Children
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Foundation Formed to Settle Homeless Refugee Children

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Formation of a Non-Sectarian Foundation for Refugee Children which will place in American homes children arriving here under existing quota laws from war-torn areas of Europe was announced today by Clarence E. Pickett, president, and Owen R. Lovejoy, executive director.

The Foundation is applying for incorporation as a charitable organization under the laws of New York State. In cooperation with the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish refugee agencies, the Foundation will care for children eligible to enter under existing quota laws but separated from their parents by reason of death, concentration camps or wartime conditions.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund