The Desai Foundation Celebrates 20 Years As An Organization At Annual Spring Garba In Boston
In its 20th year, global community development organization, The Desai Foundation
celebrated its Spring Garba in Boston recently. With operations in
Boston, as well as in Harlem, New York and Gujarat, India, The Desai
Foundation’s mission is to empower women and children through community
programming to elevate health and livelihood. The organization has grown
to become a robust public organization serving more than 330,000 lives.
Desai Foundation’s Spring Garba event drew over 240 attendees across
Boston’s Indian diaspora and beyond. Guests enjoyed an elaborate evening
of traditional Gujarati Raas Garba dance, music, and a spectacular
dinner from the BAPS Shayona. DJ Yogz and DJ Amit from Boston Sound and
Light Company were on the decks spinning the hottest garba and dandia
tracks, as a stunning light show delighted guests on the dance floor.
Achievement Award Winner Jasmine Shah spoke to the audience and
encouraged them to give with their hearts to the vocational programs.
There was also an anonymous donor that matched the additional donations
given that night! Megha Desai, President of the Desai Foundation, also
addressed the crowd.
As a community engagement and outreach
event, 100% of the ticket proceeds from the event will go directly to
The Desai Foundation's vocational programs for rural women in Gujarat.
These programs include sewing classes, computer classes, and a sanitary
napkins employment and education program -- all providing women with
dignity and opportunities to thrive.
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