FIFTH ANNUAL WALK FOR HUNGER IN PEEL AND GTA

Sai Dham Food Bank will be inaugurating their 5th Annual Walk For Hunger on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Walk For Hunger is an initiative where patrons and volunteers walk to raise awareness about hunger and funds to support programs across Peel and Greater Toronto Area that help elderly senior and disabled residents access food!

 Sai Dham Food Bank is the first and only food Bank that has taken this initiative 5 years ago when they realized that these seniors and disabled residents are unable to go to the regular food banks on their own to fulfill their needs to prevent hunger.

 “Our seniors have done their part and now it is our time to serve them. We will keep our best to make sure our seniors and people with physical disabilities do not go to bed hungry.” said Vishal Khanna, Founder of Sai Dham Food Bank.

 The Walk For Hunger started in 2015 with the mission of serving the Peel and GTA which helps deliver food to 250 Peel/GTA families and 300 Peel children each month along with supporting many meal programs in the community.

 Walk Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 1 PM

Location: Mississauga – Brampton – Malton (Route TBA)

“Hunger has no religion. We are trying so that every ethnic group can come together and be one. Understanding their absolute necessity, Sai Dham started the initiative to deliver food at their doorstep, trying our best to provide healthy non perishable items keeping their health in mind.” said Subhra Mukherjee, Co-founder of Sai Dham Food Bank.

 Sai Dham Food Bank was founded by Subhra Mukherjee and Vishal Khanna in 2012.  Their belief that “no one should go hungry” is reflected in their tireless work alongside Sai Dham Food Bank volunteers who are dedicated to providing healthy food to those who are less fortunate. Sai Dham Food Bank is open 24-hour and is currently serving the Peel and Greater Toronto Area. In the last six years Sai Dham Food Bank has delivered over two million pounds of food. Continue reading “FIFTH ANNUAL WALK FOR HUNGER IN PEEL AND GTA”

Handicare Intl Presents: “Athipattil Oru Adhyayam!”

On August 24, 2019, Mississauga Creations is staging an unique social drama as a fundraiser for HCI at Oakville Theater of performing arts – Liebherr auditorium.  Special features include cast by Ary – A Canadian singer who sings in Tamil and Christopher Sterling, an actor, along with well known actors from our Indian community.. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the Early Intervention therapy for children under 6 years of age in poor rural India. Money raised will be matched by Grand Challenges Canada.

“Athipattil Oru Adhyayam!” depicts the dynamic story of two families from diverse backgrounds. When the very remote probability of a reunion turns into a reality, problems arise, truths are discovered and relationships blossom. Follow these families on their journey to uncover their not-so-unrelated stories, beginning in the small town of Athipattu, Tamilnadu. This play is a testimony to how above all differences, what matters most is the love and friendship that builds everlasting relationships.

Handi-Care Intl. was founded as a Canadian registered charity in 1992. HCI has focused on the “Education, Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Empowerment” of children and youth with disabilities from poor, rural South India. Currently, there are 500 children and youth under sponsorship. In addition, 900 children, below age 6, with disabilities are under Early Intervention program, that is co-funded by Grand Challenges Canada. Our program includes training, educating and creating awareness to the family members and surrounding community so the children will receive ongoing support in the home environment.

  • Handi-Care Intl. is run by volunteers. It is run in a home office.  Office space and all administration hours donated. The organization is supported by a host of enthusiastic, dedicated and committed volunteers.  This has enabled HCI to consistently  disburse in excess of 97% of  funds  it has raised towards charitable activitiesHow do we compare with other Canadian charities?
  • HCI is a registered charity, tax receipts are issued for all donations of $20.00 or more received.
  • HCI conducts annual fund raising events, apart from sustained commitments from kind hearted, empathetic persons of the community. Continue reading “Handicare Intl Presents: “Athipattil Oru Adhyayam!””

Global T20 Canada Partners with SickKids for the Official Charity

Global T20 Canada and Bombay Sports Company Ltd. are pleased to announce SickKids Foundation as the Official Charity of the League.

Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children
(SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.
Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-
care institutions. Thanks to donors, in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2018, SickKids Foundation
invested over $140 million in child health research, learning and care.
“We rely on the community and are grateful to Global T20 Canada and Bombay Sports Company Ltd. for
their support,” said Katie McHugh-Escobar, Director, Community Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “The
funds raised during this tournament will go towards our SickKids VS Limits campaign, the largest in
Canadian health care history, to help us build a renewed SickKids with cutting-edge operating suites,
more room for families and more room for the innovative technologies that will deliver better outcomes for
children in Canada and around the world.”
Global T20 Canada is a premiere international cricket league featuring the top cricket players from around
the world. From July 25 until August 11, the League will host 22 matches at the CAA Centre in Brampton
and all matches will be broadcast worldwide to approximately 80 countries. The owners of the League,
Mr. Gurmeet Singh and Mr. Ashit Patel, as well as several of the international players have close ties to
children’s charities around the world. It seems only seemed fitting that Global T20 Canada would
welcome SickKids Foundation as its official charity.
“Giving kids a healthy future is the responsibility of everyone. We at Global T20 are delighted to join
hands with SickKids Foundation which has done tremendous work in the field of child healthcare. We are
committed to this cause and will do everything possible to raise awareness and generate funds to secure
a healthy future for Canada. GT20 is really proud of this association.” said, Gurmeet Singh, President of
Bombay Sports and GT20 Canada. Continue reading “Global T20 Canada Partners with SickKids for the Official Charity”

LIONS DONATE $100,000 FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

Toronto Netralya Lions Club (TNLC) Raises thousands of dollars for “Indigenous Eye Health” at the Lions Gala for Sight – 2018
Funds will support Eye Exam Room and Diabetes Care in new Health Centre

The Toronto Netralya Lions Club (TNLC) donated $100,000 for “Indigenous Eye Health” at a fundraiser organized at the Avani Event Centre in Vaughan. Funds raised at the Lions Gala for Sight – 2018 will support an “Eye Exam and Diabetes Care room” for a new Anishnawbe Health Centre in Toronto.

This is the first time Lions and the Indian Diaspora have created a legacy and taken the lead to raise funds for the Indigenous Community of Canada. “Our Toronto Netralya Lions Club wanted to do something to help the Indigenous people, one of the most vulnerable communities in the Greater Toronto Area,” says Lion Kanta Arora, Founding Member, Club President and Gala Chair on May 5, 2018. “The TNLC is dedicated to ending preventable blindness and to provide funding for programs that help eradicate eye disease in underprivileged communities. I’m proud that TNLC got behind this cause and we are proud to contribute to ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ for our Indigenous brothers and sisters with this donation.”

In Canada, Diabetes is a leading cause of preventable eye disease. Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death and one in three Canadians with Diabetes will develop Retinopathy Continue reading “LIONS DONATE $100,000 FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY”

BAPS Charities Health Fair in Toronto Connects Health Professionals with the Community

BAPS Charities hosted several hundred participants at its 14th annual Health Fair on Sunday September 24, 2017 at the BAPS Swaminarayan Complex in Toronto.  This year’s Health Fair aimed to provide practical, preventative health care information for community members of all ages.

Over 50 health care professionals volunteered for the event, including dentists, optometrists, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists and family physicians. Collectively, these professionals provided a variety of services and screening tests including audiograms, eye screenings and dental screenings. Participants were also able to attend relevant workshops on various health topics such as diabetes and yoga as well as receive individual consultations on issues including diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Special guests at the Health Fair included Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Ward 1 – Etobicoke North, thanked the volunteers of BAPS Charities and said, “BAPS Charities has always taken a very wholesome approach. Part of being healthy is having healthy families. This event has grown over the years and I am happy to be here to kick off the health fair. Let’s stay healthy.”

“I’ve been volunteering with the BAPS Charities Health Fair for several years now”, said Lalit Wadhvana, “Each year, I see the event growing and evolving to address some pressing health issues facing our community. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the ability to help my neighbours, friends and community members lead healthier, longer lives! Continue reading “BAPS Charities Health Fair in Toronto Connects Health Professionals with the Community”