|E-Newsletter - July 2013|
|For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.|
Check YGB's brand new website: www.yogagivesback.org!!!
YGB's direct funding program, "Sister Aid," is currently supporting 240 mothers and children in India, with micro loans and education financing. In Karnataka, South India, we are now funding 20 orphaned children at our local partner Deenabandhu Trust Home, including one college student. Director GS Jayadev and Parjna continue to update us with their regular reports and photographs.
With your support, YGB just added three more girls at this home and one boy to sponsor their lives and education. Read more.
These two sisters were recently brought here. Their father is an alcoholic and abused them and their mother so much that their mother left home and took shelter at a women's shelter in Mysore. She was not capable of raising these girls, and Deenabandhu accepted them for rehabilitation and education. Both of these sisters have major medical issues, but they have already adjusted themselves to this new home and enjoy their new family and friends as well as activities such as dancing.
Follow new YGB Blog for updated news!!
3rd Annual "Thank You Mother India" Global Campaign Launched!!
This year, the campaign period is from September 1st until December 31st. Pick a good day to host just one fundraising class, donate or become a sponsor. Please register online and we will follow up with PR materials and information. Our goal is to have 200 events around the world, raising at least $75,000 with your support!!!
Welcome new Ambassadors & Representatives
YGB is thrilled to have these new Ambassadors and Representatives to our growing global family!!
Melanie Fawer, New Orleans, LA Ashtanga Yoga Room
Kathleen Kastner, Kansas City, MO
Sho Higuchi, New York, NY Restore with Sho
The Lotus People
"The Raise for Women Challenge", 97% Goal reached!
Thank you for those who generously donated during this challenge, raising a total of $7,258 and all the donors are listed on this page.
YGB's attended its first overseas event, "Evolution Asia Yoga Conference", Hong Kong, June 6-9
YGB was selected as the only Charity Partner at this event and it was very successful first overseas event YGB attended. We met many supporters from Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Europe and the US!! Read more. Read about first successful international film screening here.
Very Popular YGB "Namaste" 20% off at Jala.com, July 4th Sale.
"Happy Micro-Loan Mother's Day" by Eddie Stern, Ashtanga Yoga New York"
"Yoga and Film Combine to Change the Lives of Women in India," Kino MacGregor, The Huffington Post
"Gang Rape--Murder in West Bengal Prompts Urgent Plea from YGB Partner"
YGB Netherlands & Belgium is organizing a series of yoga classes and Relay classes!
Wednesday, June 26, 18:30-20:30
May 25, 26
Thursday, June 27, 20:15
July 1 - July 31
Sunday, June 22
Thursday, June 26th, 6:30-10:00pm
June 9-June 16
Saturday, June 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Thank you for all the past events, making a real difference one class at a time!!