Thank you for your donation to New Light India. We have wired the money and it's being well used. Urmi Basu is very grateful. New Light, in the Red Light District in Kolkata is a wonderful example of how a little can make a big difference.
We are off to a slow start on our fundraising through Global Giving but we hope to step it up through some exciting opportunities. We ask your help to tell your friends, family and colleagues about New Light and the campaign on Global Giving. A monthly donation for as little as $15 over the year will send two children at the shelter/home to secondary school. $25 a month will send a young woman to college or vocational school.
Nicolas Kristof the Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times and author of Half the Sky writes about the work being done by Urmi Basu. On September 22nd Village Volunteers will be participating in a race in Central Park to raise money for New Light. If you would like to pledge or run with us you might also meet Urmi as she will be in New York as a guest of Nicolas for the premier of Half the Sky that evening. To see an excerpt from the video featuring Urmi, click on Courage in India. http://fyb.umd.edu/half/women.html
If you would like to volunteer at New Light, run in the race in Central Park or pledge, or if you have any other questions on how to get involved contact me directly at email@example.com.
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