A good friend of mine is hosting a fundraiser for an Indian school where she volunteered, the school is struggling financially and could be forced to close. This is so sad, please attend this event to enjoy drinks and dancing! Or consider making even a small donation, every little bit helps!
“Shanti Bhavan’ (Peace Haven) is a school in Tamil Nadu, India, which offers children of the lowest social and economic backgrounds the highest academic level of schooling available in India.
The school’s founder’s theory is that:
‘If one child is successful she will carry one thousand more forward’.
The overall goal of the school is for the children to have the opportunity to break first themselves, then their families and eventually villages, out of the cycle of destitution they are currently entrenched in.
The school is part of a greater organization, The George Foundation, which aims to alleviate poverty, promote health and a clean environment, and strengthen democratic institutions and values in India.”
If you are not in Vancouver and are unable to attend you can make a donation online. For more information on Shanti Bhavan or The George Foundation check out the following websites:
TICKETS ARE $9. Valid until 11:30pm. FREE DRINK with ticket before 10:30PM.
MUST BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
ALL PROCEEDS FROM PRE-SOLD TICKETS GO DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL.
WE’RE AIMING TO MAKE $1000 IN TICKET SALES.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 10:00pm
Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 2:00am
Tunnel Bar & Lounge
622 West Pender Street