Baby Shower for Baby Gangaramany
EVENT DATE: May 21, 2017
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Aug 15, 2017
We are not religious but this one touched our heart - "Acts 20:35 It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Now that Baby Gangaramany is well on her way to being a reality, it amazes me to think that we are adding a life to this world. For those of you who know us, Alok is the glass half full and sees the world as a wonderful place and I'm quite the opposite. To help us balance and harmonize our views, we both agreed that this is what would make us both happy!
We also know that we have been incredibly fortunate to have the support and best wishes of our friends and families. At the same time, we recognize that millions around the world do not share our luck. As we begin this new life chapter, we would like to extend our blessings to those who need it most.
Our humblest wish to our friends is to provide your warm wishes and love to our child and in lieu of your gifts, donate generously to the cause we chose below:
India's largest NGO, with operations in 20 Indian states, Pratham reaches millions of children and youth each year from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu. Alok and I have both been privileged enough to go to excellent grade schools,colleges and even seek post graduation degrees. This has changed the trajectory of our lives in ways we could never have imagined. My little sister works in a similar education non-profit, Teach for India, and I have seen her bring change to lives of thousands of children in Pune and Mumbai. We will do our best to provide Baby Gangaramany the same opportunities and we’d also like to give back - even if it's to one child, a similar privilege.
How much is enough?
When it comes to problems like these, we know there is no limit. But if you need a point of reference, here are the list of items that you might have contributed to otherwise:
1. Britax B-Agile Travel System Stroller - $349
2. Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier - $94.49
3. Fisher Price Comfort Cuver Bouncer - $34.99
4. WubbaNub Infant Pacifier - $13.95
5. OBall Toy Ball - $8.02
Remember every dollar that you give will be appreciated not only by us but also the beneficiaries of these awesome charitable organizations.