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AADA Draws Wide Support in Fund Raiser

AADA Draws Wide Support in Fund Raiser

HOUSTON: Asians against Domestic Abuse (AADA), a support group that helps victims of domestic abuse in the Asian community, raised $50,000 for its ongoing work of helping Asian women who are victims of domestic abuse. The fund-raiser on Friday, October 5, at the Safari Ranch was attended by several high profile elected officials from Fort […]

TIPS Collects Funds for Charities; Saint PJ’s Children Home & AAPI Charitable Foundation

TIPS Collects Funds for Charities; Saint PJ’s  Children Home & AAPI Charitable Foundation

SAN ANTONIO: During the fourth annual Charitable Gala and Leadership conference organized by Texas Indo American Physician Society SW Chapter (TIPS-SW), an association of physicians of Indian origin in the Southwest region, over $40,000 was raised to support local charities, international causes and towards a new scholarship program. The annual event sponsored by local physicians, […]

IACF Breaks the Mold on Traditional Fundraising; Showcasing Education

IACF Breaks the Mold on Traditional Fundraising; Showcasing Education

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In this era of what Punjabis call shor-sharaba – doing things loudly for show – when ostentatiousness has reached such a peak that people – and functions – outdo each other with lavish weddings and parties, it was refreshing to see one organization scale back its spending and do an about-turn […]

Daya Holds Seminar on Anger Management

Daya Holds Seminar on  Anger Management

HOUSTON: Daya, a non-profit organization serving South Asian families in crisis, held its 15th annual seminar on Saturday, September 15 at the Hilton Southwest. Titled “Don’t Cry Foul, Learn to Dodge Life’s Curve Balls: A seminar to help men and women play fair in the face of anger,” the seminar featured Newton Hightower, Founder and […]

Houston Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Houston Habitat for Humanity  Celebrates 25th Anniversary

HOUSTON: Habitat supporters have merged forces to annunciate the 25th Anniversary of Houston Habitat for Humanity!  Co-Chairs Martin and Kelli Cohen Fein, Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy, Trini Mendenhall-Sosa and Frank Sosa and Anita and Gerald Smith have joined in a collaboration to celebrate the occasion and to raise much needed funding to continue the programs […]

Helping Others through Persuasiveness and the Magic of Friendship

Helping Others through Persuasiveness and the Magic of Friendship

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  As Dimple Ahluwalia spoke from the podium she choked a bit and held back a tear as she recalled the day eleven years ago when she learnt that her ailments were caused by an autoimmune disease called Lupus. “I had never even heard of it,” she remembered when she was told […]

Deepak Chopra at Akshaya Patra: “Provide Hope for School Children”

Deepak Chopra at Akshaya Patra: “Provide Hope for School Children”

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Dr. Deepak Chopra won’t tell you to take two aspirins and call him in the morning. Instead he’ll tell you to practice meditation, reflection, yoga, seek happiness through creative fulfillment and that’s exactly the message that was delivered in his calm, incisive way at the Akshaya Patra fundraising dinner held at […]

Sudha Murthy to Keynote Akshaya Patra Annual Food for Education Benefit Event

Sudha Murthy to Keynote Akshaya Patra Annual Food for Education Benefit Event

STONEHAM, MA: The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an organization with the vision that no child shall be deprived of education because of hunger, will host their annual Food for Education benefit event on September 8, 2012 at the Richardson Civic Center, Richardson, TX. Currently, Akshaya Patra’s program feeds freshly prepared, healthy meals to over 1.3 million […]

Hope Endowment Holds First Fundraising Golf Tournament

Hope Endowment Holds First Fundraising Golf Tournament

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND: Despite the blistering heat this past Monday, June 25, organizers, volunteers, sponsors and donors came out in full force to support the Hope Endowment on its 1st Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament held at the Houstonian Golf and Country Club in Richmond. After the tournament, a short presentation was made on HE […]

Ekal Movement Conquering Hearts and Minds through Musical Events

Ekal Movement Conquering Hearts and Minds through Musical Events

HOUSTON: The Ekal movement has been reaching out to hearts and minds of people and not just to the purses of its donors. Habib Khan, who worked for BP for 25 years, expired recently after a massive heart attack, always wanted to help educate the disadvantaged children in India’s villages. As per his wishes, his […]

Viji & Jay Raman Host Club 24 Night of Philanthropy

Viji & Jay Raman Host Club 24 Night of Philanthropy

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Dr. Jay and Viji Raman served as the hosts for the Club 24 Night of Philanthropy on Saturday, May 5. It was the evening of the Super moon, so the garden party in the expansive backyard of the Raman’s Memorial area home was particularly enchanting. Night of Philanthropy is one of […]

Club 24 Donates $75K During Night of Philanthropy

Club 24 Donates $75K During Night of Philanthropy

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Under a full moon evening last Saturday, May 5, Club 24 members offered a full measure of their generosity to a dozen local and India-directed charities to the tune of $75,000. The elegant “Signature Evening of Philanthropy” took place at the Memorial home of Jay and Viji Raman with about 100 […]

Gala Shows off the Rich International Tapestry of Interfaith Cooperation

Gala Shows off the Rich International Tapestry of Interfaith Cooperation

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The elegant setting of the main ballroom at the Hilton of the Americas for the Interfaith Ministries Fourth Annual Tapestry Gala was punctuated by the mix of languages, deference to etiquette and variety of dresses among the 700 multi-cultured guests who strode in to take their seats. They reflected the […]

JVB Preksha Celebrates Festival of Soul Purification

JVB Preksha Celebrates Festival of Soul Purification

HOUSTON: The Jain festival of Paryushan was  celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm at    JVB  Preksha Meditation Houston  center between August 26 and September 3. Festivals add color and meaning to Indian heritage, and are celebrated in various ways all over India. Some festivals welcome seasons of the year, such as the harvest, the […]

A Tenth Anniversary Among Friends, Their Helpers and the Helped

A Tenth Anniversary Among Friends,  Their Helpers and the Helped

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Many people in the large private dining room of Maggiano’s on Post Oak still remembered that night almost five years ago when a tropical storm dumped enough water on Clear Lake to flood the side streets that led to the clubhouse by the bay. It still didn’t deter supporters to come […]

IACF Paves the Way for the Brightest with $18K Scholarships

IACF Paves the Way for the Brightest with $18K Scholarships

By JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Just in time for the going-back-to-school season, nine of the brightest and talented students in the desi community in the Bayou City got a jump start on their college years this past week. They were the latest recipients of the annual scholarships that the Indo American Charity Foundation has been bestowing […]

Gem of a Charity Mixer through a Night at the Museum

Gem of a Charity Mixer through a Night at the Museum

    By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: If you ever wanted to spend a night at the Museum and see all its exhibits without the usual crowd, then you missed your chance last Thursday, July 7 to be at the Museum of Natural History when the Indo American Charity Foundation held its one-of-a-kind mixer for supporters […]

IACAN Health Needs Assessment of Asian Indians to Launch in Houston

HOUSTON: Asian Indians are now the second largest Asian American group in Harris County and yet, little is known about the health status of this rapidly growing population. The Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) in partnership with researchers from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will be conducting a health needs assessment of the Asian Indian community […]

Houston’s Sewa International Hosts Free Immunization Drives for Children

Houston’s Sewa International Hosts  Free Immunization Drives for Children

HOUSTON: Sewa International Houston, a local service-based nonprofit organization, collaborated with the Mobile Clinic of the Texas Children’s Hospital to host two free immunization drives for children of low-income families. The first drive took place on Thursday, June 9, at the St. Cloud apartment complex and the second one on Monday, June 13, at the […]

IAMA Fund Raiser for Charitable Health Clinic

IAMA  Fund Raiser for Charitable Health Clinic

ELMHURST, IL: Indian American Medical Association (IAMA) held fundraising dinner on Saturday May 15 at Waterford banquet, in Elmhurst, Illinois. It was attended by approximately 500 people including imminent doctors, philanthropist, politicians (including former senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun). The program started with the national anthem of America followed by the Indian national anthem. […]