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CRY America celebrates a decade of ensuring happy childhoods for 422,878 underprivileged children.
New York, May, 2013: CRY - Child Rights and You America Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to restore the rights of underprivileged children, especially in India celebrates 10 years of ensuring happy childhoods by hosting two benefit dinners in New York and Seattle. 'Uphaar 2013' was held on May 4th, at Seattle's Westin, Bellevue and 'Pledge 2013' was held on May 10th, at New York's Taj, The Pierre.
Speaking at Pledge 2013, Shefali Sunderlal, President of CRY America said, "As we reminisced about our childhoods at the events, we also thought of the 422, 878 children living across 2,395 villages and slums in India, whose lives have been irreversible transformed through our collective efforts. We thank our 18,944 generous donors, 2,000 committed volunteers and 64 dedicated project partners and the media, without whom this change would not have been possible."
Pledge 2013 was attended by over 100 guests from New York and New Jersey, while Uphaar 2013 was attended by 275 guests from the western Washington community, who came together to partner CRY Americas work to benefit underprivileged children. $220,000 was raised across both dinner events, valuable resources that will be directed towards funding several Projects which will ensure lasting change for children. The events were attended by prominent personalities, Professor Padma Desai from Columbia University, Ruchir Sharma from Morgan Stanley, Natvar and Janet Bhavsar, Scarlett Pildes, Suneeta Dewan, Anu and Naveen Jain, Gurdeep and Seema Pal, Swati and Raj Angolkar, Sangeeta and Jigar Thakkar, Murali and Mithali Narayanan. Event sponsors include Inome, Apple Core Hotels, State Bank of India New York, Mayuri Restaurants, TV ASIA and Star TV.
Paintings donated by famous Indian artists Ram Kumar, Seema Kohli, Kiyomi Talaulicar, Prakash Deshmukh, Anand Panchal; autographed guitars by Rolling Stones; autographed Record Albums by the Beatles and Pink Floyd; along with other autographed memorabilia were auctioned by Sotheby's Priyanka Mathew at the New York dinner. To know more on auction items, click here.