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Saheli’s Fundraising Gala Nirbhaya

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Saheli has been in Massachusetts helping and supporting South Asian families in crisis for the past 21 years.  You have been a generous supporter and friend of Saheli for most of the past decade.  Your generous donation has made it possible to help so many in the community. As we begin preparations for the celebration of Nirbhaya, our Fundraising Gala, we hope we can count upon your support again.

Our fundraiser Nirbhaya is on Friday, December 8th at the Woburn Hilton Hotel at 6:00 pm. The gala includes an empowered walk of women who have overcome many of life’s challenges, a sumptuous dinner, music, dance and the screening of a new video. Please join us to celebrate the strength, resilience and success of South Asian women.

During the past twenty-one years Saheli has taken significant strides to end domestic and intimate partner violence in the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri Lankan) communities. For example, in 2016 alone, we:

·       Assisted 182 women, 300 children and 200 elderly parents with concerns related to domestic violence, abandonment, divorce, and child custody

·       Provided financial aid for career skills training and professional certifications to women seeking greater economic independence and families in crisis

·       Escorted women to police stations and district courts to translate, interpret and advocate for them to district attorneys and judges

·       Provided over 1,353 hours of counseling and responded to over 300 helpline calls

·       Provided referrals to 60 family law and immigration attorneys, and,

·       Connected families to physical and mental health professionals  

You enable Saheli to provide free services to the South Asian American community; because of your generosity, thousands of families are safer and healthier today. A few part-time staff members and over 40 very committed volunteers are working hard every single day for a safer and healthier community, not just for today but also for the future.

Ticket, sponsorships, and donation information are shown on the next page. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have at info@saheliboston.org.  We look forward to your presence at the Gala and thank you for your continued support.


Usha Vakil, Board Member and President Emeritus 

Manju Sheth, MD, Co-Host Nirbhaya       

Anu Chitrapu, Co-Host Nirbhaya    

    Yes, I want to make South Asian women’s lives safe and healthy

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      Early bird (until 11/27/17)

After 11/28/2017




Table of 10






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Event Sponsor Gold



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Event Sponsor Silver



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Corporate table (10)



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To buy tickets or to donate to Saheli, please go to http://www.saheliboston.org/donate/

Or you can mail a check payable to SAHELI at P. O. Box 1345, Burlington, MA 01803

Our Tax ID # is: 03-0547972. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be sent.

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·     $1,000 to provide 75 hours of support line services to survivors of abuse

·     $750 to provide 25 people one-on-one group support

·     $500 to provide educational assistance to 1 South Asian domestic violence survivor

·     $250 to train one volunteer to become an agent of social change in the community

·     $100 to buy 2 monthly subway tickets for a woman to obtain crucial services

·     $50 to provide groceries to 1 woman living in a shelter for one week.

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