CRY America Newsletter
Connect@CRYAmerica is our quarterly e-newsletter.
Volume 26. September 2013
Your support helps us work with our Project Partners to make sure that children are growing up to be healthy, cases of malnutrition are spotted at an early age and that these children receive the needed nutritional supplements and health care at the right time. Our recent campaign - FULL - aimed at ensuring a healthy childhood for 448 malnourished children across CRY America supported Projects. Read about it here.
We would also like to thank our donors and volunteers for taking the time to visit Projects during their trips to India. Do read what Dheeraj Mehta (CRY Seattle volunteer) has to say about his recent visit to Navsrishti Project.
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Vol 25, April 2013
The girl child is the most vulnerable member of most households. Thousands of girls do not go to school or drop out of school at an early age in India. They are forced to look after their younger siblings, work in hazardous conditions and are victims of gender discrimination. For them, education is a distant reality. Join our 'Stay in School' campaign that aims to ensure that 2300 girls overcome these challenges, are educated, and make better choices for themselves, their families and communities.
We thank the Hans Foundation and Raga Rasa: Kartik Seshadri's Center for Indian Classical Music for matching every dollar donated to the Stay in School campaign upto a total of $20,000 each. Every donation will be matched $ for $.
Vol 24, November 2012
Some of our best childhood memories are unforgettable - the first day of school, writing on the first page of a new notebook, new pencil boxes, new school uniforms, laughing, playing, even getting punished with friends and sharing tiffin boxes at break-time - going to school has given us all such rich experiences. Many of the successes we enjoy today are due to the education we have received. Yet for thousands of children in India, these are memories they cannot make. In 9 years, with your support, CRY America has ensured that 1089 public schools have been activated, 466 villages have 100% enrollment and 351 schools have 100% retention today and thousands of children have been given education opportunities. But, we still have a long way to go.
Take the Pledge to make Education a reality for children - "like" the CRY America facebook page as an affirmation of your commitment that every child goes to school and has their own happy childhood memories.
Vol 23, September 2012
With your support, CRY America strives to create a world where all children have an equal opportunity to dream big and realize their dreams. The milestones that we have achieved in the last 10 years would not have been possible without you and the collective belief that together, we can transform the lives of children.
Read the newsletter and view the dreams of children like Sheetal, who was able to stay in school, pushing the boundaries of tradition that restricted her from traveling the distance. Today, she dreams of being a nurse, to give back to her community. Or Nitin, whose aspiration to become a doctor to care for the unhealthy stems from the change he has experienced in his community or Laxmi who wants to become a teacher, so she can encourage girls to go to school just like she does.
Vol 22, July 2012
As CRY America celebrates its 10th year anniversary, the first half year has been action-packed with a number of awareness and fundraising events. The CRY Dinners in New York and Seattle in May 2012 were a success, attended by 230 people and raised over $220,000. The events were attended by prominent personalities - Bobby Ghosh, Sree Srinivasan, Maneet Chauhan, Anu and Naveen Jain, Akthar and Alka Badshah, Leena and Sunil Shah, among others.
Our online fundraising campaign 'Stay in School' raised close to $45,000 which will ensure 834 girls across 53 villages will have access to quality education for a year. There is lot more to come...we have launched our first online auction - your chance to bid for some great items while you ensure change for children. Our popular annual event, CRY Walk for Child Rights 2012 is being organized by our volunteer chapters across 20 cities from July to October this year. Do keep tuned to know more about happenings in your city.
Vol 21, April 2012
This year, CRY America celebrates it's 10th year. Thanks to the generous support of 17,000 donors and 500 volunteers, CRY America has impacted the lives of 411,359 children, empowered 2,254 underprivileged communities and strengthened the work of 56 projects. Several communities now have functioning schools, children have regular health check ups, families have sustainable livelihoods, villages are child labor free, girls get the same opportunities as their brothers and government agencies implement programs they are mandated to. Take a look at the highlights of CRY America's 9-year journey in this newsletter.
Vol 20, August 2011
In its 8th year, CRY America's largest annual event - CRY Walk for Child Rights will be organized by 20 Volunteer Chapters all over the USA. Come join us in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Southern California, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Bay Area in the next few months. Donations raised from the CRY Walk will go towards ensuring every child's right to a childhood - to live, learn, grow and play.
Vol 19, June 2011
The first half of the year for CRY America has been abuzz with a number of awareness and fundraising events. The CRY Dinners in New York and Seattle in May 2011 were a great success, attended by 325 people and raised over $215,000. Indian actors, Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan were our guest speakers at the dinners. Our online fundraising campaign to 'Make it Same' for children with disabilities raised close to $15,000. There is lot more to come...our popular annual event, CRY Walk for Child Rights 2011 will be organized by our Volunteer Chapters across 20 cities from June to October this year. CRY Cricket 2011 will be held across 11 cities this year. Do keep logged in to www.america.cry.org/cryevents to know more about events happening in a city close to you.
Vol 18, April 2011
For us at CRY America, it is your belief in the rights of children that act as our guiding force. The committed and continued support you give us is crucial. To see the impact of your support, read the story of Riku - a child who constantly faced discrimination because of her disability and ignored by her school and society. She, now not only goes to the public school like other children with self-confidence and esteem, but also participates in school and community functions, sports and cultural fora. We have launched an online fundraising campaign for over 800 children with disabilities like her with the objective to ensure them quality education and dignity. So far, we raised $8000 against a target of $20,000. I thank you for your participation and encourage you to spread the word about the campaign at http://america.cry.org/makeitsame
America are tax-deductible. CRY America, PO. Box 850948, Braintree, MA 02185-0948. Tel. 339-235-0792 and 617-959-1273.