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It was in 2008 that I first heard of Vibha. A very close family friend had come down to Atlanta to attend a ‘Vibha Volunteer Conference’. It did not make sense to me first. This was a very reasonable guy, someone whom I looked up to growing up. Why would he spend the time, effort and money to make this trip? What was so special about this organization? No, I did not ask him. In fact I forgot about the whole thing. But what’s yours will find you.
A year later ,I found myself volunteering at the Dream Mile 5K - for no particular reason, not for the cause, not for the fun, maybe exploring another opportunity to annihilate time. I really didn’t know. And I didn't bother. It was just a set of tasks that I had to complete. But something else happened at the event. In between distributing postcards, tying banners and picking up trash, I met some of the most special people I have met in life. Passionate , compassionate and committed, with razor sharp focus on a single cause .Folks you would come across only once in a lifetime. I found myself going back to every meeting and soon discovered that what I had seen was just the tip of the iceberg.
Vibha was unlike any other organization that I had seen. Completely driven by students, retirees, housewives and full time employees, people like you and me, who have come together on a parallel mission in life. No tall claims or glitzy ads, but this motley crew had helped educate more than 250,000 children over the past 20 years. It was unbelievable - and I was in.
Its been more than 8 years now and I find myself volunteering for the Dream Mile again. It’s tough being a volunteer, It is a lot of hard work. But it’s also fun and fulfilling. Something you will never forget. And somewhere along the way , you are also helping bring a smile to a child’s face. I invite you to be a part of this mission.Volunteer, participate or donate.Join us for this year’s Dream Mile !
What is The Dream Mile?
The Dream Mile is Vibha's flagship annual fundraiser. Since 1998, the race has brought hundreds of people together every year, with the common hope of making every child's dream come true. 2016, like any other year, is no exception. More than ten Action Centers across the world are hosting The Dream Mile this year.
What can you do?
Donate.Please donate generously and support this worthy cause. Use the form below to make a donation of an amount that seems appropriate to you.
Spread the word. Please let your family, friends and colleagues know about The Dream Mile and Vibha and encourage them to help.
Volunteer with Vibha. Spend time working for such fund raising events or other tasks at your convinience.
What can your donation do?
$20 can provide a child with all the educational materials he/she needs for a year.
$35 can keep a child safe from many fatal diseases by providing him/her complete immunizations for a year.
$40 can sponsor the non-formal education of a child for a whole year.
$50 can facilitate the rehabilitation of a severely mentally handicapped child
$120 can give quality education to a child
*All figures are based on the annual budgets of various projects funded by Vibha
Vibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered as Help Them Grow, Inc., in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax id is 22-3122761