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Thulasi Kethini

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Dear Friends,

20 years ago, my mother started helping a little girl go to school by paying for her books and school uniform once every year. The girl might have ended up working as a domestic helper otherwise. Her mother was a single mom working hard to feed her children. This little support was not a lot of money but it went a long way. She completed school and then her college. Now she is an educated woman with a job and strength that only education can provide.

Situation of underpriviledged children in India:

* In India, a little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight.

* In India, only 53% of habitation has a primary school.

* 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.

* 17 million children in India work as per official estimates.

* 19% of children employed work as domestic help.

* 90% working children are in rural India

Some indicators of CRY's impact in 2008-09:

* 761,167 children were impacted through our programmes

* 1376 government primary schools were revived and retained

* 558 government primary schools maintained 100% retention of students

* 481 villages were made 100% free from child labour

Let's give more children a chance to live, an opportunity for education and a childhood. I request you to use this opportunity to change a child's life. You can do so by pledging towards my fund-raising goal, or by registering for the walk. You can also become a fund-raiser yourself. Please participate.

Thank You,

Thulasi & Sridhar

Thulasi Kethini

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Our Annual CRY Walk for Child Rights event is being organized across 15 cities in 2013 - bringing hundreds of individuals together with the belief that 'Change is possible, because we will make it possible'. Let's all come together and work towards the day when all children will have their rights to live, learn, grow and play!

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Top Ten Donors

1. Kluth Family Foundation $ 5000.00
2. Kluth Family $ 3000.00
3. Suman $ 250.00
4. Thulasi $ 250.00

Event Fundraisers

1. Thulasi Kethini $ 8630.00
2. Girish Rao $ 1947.00
3. Shamsheer Gir $ 1097.00
4. Apoorv Agarwal $ 750.00
5. Nikhil Sagar $ 500.00
6. Sunil Kulkarni $ 245.00
7. Rahul Shah $ 207.00
8. OfficeMax Incorporated $ 0.00