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A birthday soiree to benefit underprivileged women and girls.

In December and January, Abbey, Diem-Mi, Mona & Shaleen are all collectively getting one year older.  But this year we have decided to do something different.  For our joint birthday celebration we are organizing a birthday fundraiser. 

FOUR WOMEN, FOR WOMEN: A Soiree for Seva Sadan  

Date:  Friday, January 25, 2013

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Place:  Public Bar (Dupont)

Charity:  http://www.sevasadan.org (to read more)  

Who We Are Supporting

Our charity, Seva Sadan, is an organization that was founded for the upliftment of underprivileged women and girls in India.  The concept behind Seva Sadan goes beyond charity -- it is about female empowerment and a focus on education and training benefiting women and girls who would otherwise be destitute.  It has taken women off the streets and helped them become self-reliant lawyers, teachers, engineers and philanthropists.  Shaleen's mother is a volunteer teacher at the school and her family has been supporting the organization for a number of years.  And we want to help!

Why We Want to Help

In India, even today, sons are looked upon as assets and future breadwinners, whereas daughters are considered liabilities, because of huge dowries that have to be paid to get them married.  In poor families, daughters are victims of child marriage and child labor.  They are denied an education while they are left at home to look after their younger siblings and do household chores or simply abandoned as children.

How Seva Sadan Changes Lives

An abandoned orphan with visible signs of physical torture and a congenital heart defect was brought in to Seva Sadan by a social worker.  Seva Sadan educated, nurtured, counseled and empowered her.  Today, that girl is an optometrist working for a multinational company, financially independent, and leading a dignified life.

How You Can Help

By coming to celebrate our birthdays with us and by donating in lieu of buying us drinks or gifts!  Even if you cannot make it, we hope you will contribute to our cause.  Every donation - small and large - will be valued and go a long way.

Your Donation Counts

  • $10 provides food for a female child for a week
  • $20 provides toileteries for a female child for a month
  • $50 provides dietary supplements, books and clothes for a female child for a month
  • $100 provides school supplies, medical expenses, and counseling/special education for a female child for a year
  • $200 provides for all the general expenses of a female child for 6 months

So, please give and please come!  We cannot wait to celebrate our birthdays with you!

Love, 

Abbey, Diem-Mi, Mona & Shaleen

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