Your chance to give back to India (and hang out in Malibu)
Our friends at Yoga Gives Back are gearing up for their annual, worldwide yoga fundraisers.
Check it out and see if there’s one near you. Most are happening this weekend or next.
Amid these events, there’s another big fundraiser on Sept. 29, and I can tell you right up front whether it is close to you: It’s in Malibu.
That may rule you out. But you can still have a look. Running from 6 to 9 p.m., the event will include appetizers and dinner (Indian, of course), wine, an Odissi dance performance and — I emphasize here — “surprise guests.”
Given we’re talking about star-studded Malibu, surprise guests really could mean anyone.
Here’s a quick reminder of what Yoga Gives Back is all about:
Our mission is two-fold: Funding and Awareness
First, we send funds to support women in India. Inspired by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunus’ revolutionary mico financing breakthrough, Yoga Gives Back supports micro credit programs in India which lend small loans to women in particular, who have no access to capital. Additionally, we developed “Sister Aid” programs where YGB directly funds education, vocational training and micro credit programs for struggling mothers, girls and orphans. Women are the best poverty fighters—the most effective return on investment for development dollars is an investment in women. With $25 a month, mothers can start their own businesses; girls and orphans can go to school.
Pre-sale tickets are $75, and the Yoga Gives Back folks are hoping to have a solid head count by the end of the weekend so they can plan dinner.
Click the above link and register. It’s over early enough not to effect your Sunday practice.
Posted by Steve