Magic Bus Wine and Cheese Event

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Amit Bhandari

By Aanya Bhandari

HOUSTON: On Thursday, April 28, Amit and Arpita Bhandari hosted a mixer at their home to introduce the non-profit Magic Bus to Houston philanthropists. Among attendees were Houston Chapter Board Members: Gaurav Khandelwal, Nikita Shukla, Swapnil Agarwal and Brij Kathuria.

Over the past four years, the Bhandaris have been avid supporters of Magic Bus and leads the Chapter’s local Board. Reaching over 400,000 children and youth weekly, Magic Bus is India’s leading non-profit that utilizes mentoring and sports to break the cycle of poverty.

At the event, the Bhandaris gave an insightful presentation highlighting the impact and accomplishments of Magic Bus since its inception in 1999. They also announced the 3rd Annual Magic Bus Benefit Gala that will be held at the Houston Marriott Westchase on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

For children and youth living in poverty in India, participating in Magic Bus programs dramatically increases the likelihood of living a healthy, productive life. Impact data shows that being in the Magic Bus program makes a youth virtually certain to escape the fate of child marriage, twice as likely to make it secondary school if she is a girl, and nearly eight times more likely to make it to University.

For $25 per year, you can break the cycle of poverty for one child. Donate and learn more at