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September 4, 2014

Open letter to the community –

It is with the intention of protecting our members and the general community to report that TCKid’s name and logo has been used in a way that promotes another organization without benefit for TCKid and until recently, without our knowledge.  Whether this was out of carelessness or ill intent is still under investigation.   Please be warned to look more carefully at the domains of the websites and emails that may be interchanged with TCKid’s name and logo. TCKid’s official domain for its website and emails is

As an effort to protect individuals who may have been led to believe they were sending contributions to TCKid  through another organization in the form of sponsorship or other support, please be informed that only the Paypal links directly on or its Why Support Us page, and occasional fundraising drives (ie. on GoFundMe), announced by TCKid’s operational management stafff are the only authorized channels of donations for TCKid.  TCKid’s operational management staff are Myra Dumapias, TCKid CEO and Erin Sinogba, TCKid Executive Assistant.  TCKid has not been receiving and were not previously notified of any donations collected outside these channels donors may have been told would benefit TCKid.  TCKid’s only partners at this time are Culturs Magazine, the Global Multiculture Magazine and Cross Cultural Kid, with Ruth Van Reken.   (Please click here about TCKid’s recognized partners and history)

Please inform us at with information about any websites, email messages or other communications or sources that utilize TCKid’s name, logo or likeness asking for support or sponsorship, offering free or discounted membership to another organization, interchanging TCKid’s name with other similar but slightly different names, or requesting for your information that is not directly on a website or not from an email message with as its domain (

Please also inform us if you have been receiving emails from an individual instead of TCKid as an organization or if it seems that TCKid has been interchanged with another organization’s name.  Any changes in TCKid’s name or logo will come from TCKid’s current staff or board members, Shannon Irby, Richard Klopp, Erin Sinogba and Myra Dumapias.   Updates to authorized staff, partners, logos or other matters will be maintained here (please click here).

Please click here for information on TCKid’s recognized partners, staff, clarification on previous partnerships and other updates.


You may email me at with any information related to the above.


Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for any distress or inconvenience this has caused. TCKid is in the process of investigating this further.  If this was not intentional, the parties involved may be wiling to resolve the issue.


Myra Dumapias, MSW

CEO of TCKid

September 4, 2014

Written by Myra Dumapias

September 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized