As some of you might have seen, we are having an event for the Shobha Home for Girls and Women on June 11th in NYC. I wanted to give a few more details that people can pass on to their friends & family about the orphanage. Even if you are not in NYC, I am still shamelessly asking for donations to finish up the work we have started.
Shobha has committed to a $100,000 endowment for the orphanage. This will allow the resources to sustain and run this home hopefully forever! We have already given over $60,000 towards the endowment & now are in fundraising mode to finish our commitment.
There are 80 girls ranging in ages from 2 years old all the way through their senior year in college. They are usually brought to the orphanage because they have no one to take care of them anymore. It is extremely dangerous for these young girls to be on the streets of India. I am sure many of you have heard the horror stories about trafficking & all the bad things that can happen to these girls if they are left in the wrong hands.
On my visits to the orphanage I have seen the girls grow & mature into young women that are studying to become nurses, engineers, teachers, productive people in the society & then coming back to the orphanage to give back. It is just amazing! I have never been as inspired as this group of women who run this home & this organization. They are so committed to not just doing it, but doing it right!
There are a few girls that have now left the home after finishing their education & are self-sufficient with their own jobs, some have gotten married & now even have their own families.
Here is the video that we did on one of my visit’s to the home in 2011:
Please feel free to donate here or if you are on your cell phone, this is a better link to use.
Thanks everyone for your support. It has meant a lot!