|E Newsletter - September 2012|
|For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.|
Yoga Gives Back receives bi-monthly reports from our partner organizations, D Trust Home in Karnatka and Nishtha in West Bengal. Enjoy these updates and know how your support is making a big difference in each of 103 fund recipients’ lives.
D Trust Home, Karnataka, South India
We received ten cute greeting cards drawn by each one of our fund recipient at D Home. They are all doing great and here are some of the updates of these children.
Maya is a cheerful and soft-spoken five-year-old girl. Her father was a chronic alcoholic with three wives and died when she was a baby. Her mother was rescued at the shelter and finally agreed to leave her and her brother at D home. They are both doing great at this home.
Pradhi is ten years old, from a very poor family. Her parents died six years ago and her relatives could not look after her and her sister. She enjoys learning Bharatanatyam dancing. Both sisters are doing well at this home.
NISHTHA: Tripuranagar Village, West Bengal
“Shakti Samya” is the first group YGB has offered micro loans last year, to 22 mothers. As of June, total of the group’s income rose 5 times, from 2,950 to 15,850 Rupees!! 8 women have already received second cycle of loans, average 3750 rupees per person. NISHTHA’s social workers are guiding the rest of the group to repay the fund fully soon and get the second loan.
Two new groups, 22 mothers in total, have received their first loans, and we will report to you how they are doing in the next letter!!! We are also very pleased to report that all 44 fund recipient girls are attending school fully in addition to receiving necessary personal tutoring by NISHTHA social workers.
Over 100 events in 14 countries already signed up for this global campaign this September!! This is twice as many events as last year and we hope to reach to the goal of raising $ 50,000 with you all.
If you have not joined in this event yet, please just host one class to make a difference together!! Register here.
Take part in a class near you!
“Special Malibu Fundraiser” - Saturday, Sep 29th, 6-9pm
Dr. Amarjit Marwah is generously hosting a special fundraiser at his home to celebrate “Thank You Mother India” global campaign. Indian theme evening will have Indian dinner, wine, Odissi dancers, live music, silent auction and YGB video presentation. Surprise guests to speak! Gift bags for all.
Spaces are limited, purchase tickets now! Tickets price $75 before September 15th.
Thank you for all the sponsors to make these exciting events possible!!
YGB supports National Yoga Month with these events worldwide!!
Welcome YGB Ambassadors
We are delighted and honored to have these talented teachers to join our team!!
Jennifer Buergermeister, Jenny Yoga Studios, Houston, Texas
Margaret Townsend, River’s Edge Studio, Alexandria, Virginia
Yoga Magazine, September Issue puts YGB on the cover and a feature article “Is your Yoga working” by Leslie Hendry about “Thank You Mother India” global event.India Currents, September Issue, “Yoga Gives Back”
DiaforLife ”Interview with Social Entrepreneur Kayoko Mitsumatsu, founder of Yoga Gives Back”
Martha Stewart Living Radio, Aug 24th, “Life coaching with Sophie” YGB Amabssador Sophie Herbert interviews YGB Founder Kayoko
Thank you for these new creative sponsors, also donating for “Thank You Mother India” events!!
Priti Jewels --- The Priti Jewels is offering 50% of proceeds from its original Yoga Gives Back mala bracelets series - many varieties of jade and turquoise. Also, 40 % of proceeds from the Priti Stiles Budda Bracelet, co-designed with Tara Stiles is donated for YGB.
Dharma Smart --- DharmaSmart.com is a new online store that caters to the yoga community. The company has designed a special cuff bracelet for yoga practitioners to wear in support of the work that Yoga Gives Back is doing. For each cuff priced at $25, $10 is donated to Yoga Gives Back.
Special donation class by Chaz Russ
Stella McCartney’s Special Fundraiser #2 with Kathryn Budig
Morgan Stanley selects YGB for its Corporate Matching Program!!
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