|E-Newsletter - August 2015|
|For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.|
Your Donation's Impact
Yoga Gives Back has been growing more than 35% every year since 2009. With your support, our funding is supporting nearly 700 mothers and children in India this year, working closely with our local NGO partners: Deenbandhu in Karnataka and NISHTHA in West Bengal. Here are two wonderful stories that inspire and teach us!
Mina Mondal, a micro loan recipient, West Bengal
Devika Naskar, 17 years old, SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) recipient, West Bengal
"Devika lives with her parents and three younger sisters. They don't have their own land, so her father Batul share crops for their food supply…Her parents were planning her marriage and they thought the girl has been educated enough, and they still need to marry off the the three younger daughters also. …Devika wanted to continue her education. At that time she was brought under the support of the SHE project, where her education is now provided by the program. Her parents were made aware of the importance of education and ill-effects of early marriage…" read more here.
Join YGB Member?
Imagine-with just $15 a month, you can support a mother like Mina to start a business or $25 a month can ensure a young girl like Divika to continue higher education and avoid child marriage. Join our campaign by becoming a YGB member with easy monthly membership.
Annual Global "Thank You Mother India" launched!!
September 1 to January 31, 2016!
Let's unite again to express our gratitude to Mother India for the gift of YOGA. Every year, this global campaign generates most of YGB's funding in India! Watch this short PR video, you might be in it. Let's make it even bigger this year together to make a difference!!
TYMI 2015 PR Video
4th Annual Malibu Fundraiser Presents Mallika Chopra with First-Ever "Namaste Award." Saturday, September 26th, 6-9pm@ Dr Marwah's Estate in Malibu
'Thank You Mother India' Malibu Fundraiser is the annual flagship event of our global campaign. It is a special evening for the Los Angeles yoga community and its supporters to celebrate the year's accomplishments and recognize the impact of our volunteers, donors and influencers. Hosted by Dr. Amarjit Marwah at his private residence in Malibu, the event will feature a sit down dinner, YGB Film presentation, live Odissi dance and silent/live auction, raffle and more." Generous gift bags for everyone. For details click here.
Welcome New Ambassadors and Team Members!
Los Angeles, CA
Yoga Shala West
Team Member Niamh Barnas,
Fremantle, Western Australia
Thank you Kino MacGregor (YGB Board Member and Ambassador) for raising total of $7000 from a special workshop and Instagram Challenge!!
Kino MacGregor raised $4000 from her 100% YGB fundraiser workshop, hosted generously by Yogaglo and $2000 from Instagram #yogagivesack challenge, co-sponsored with Alo-Yoga and Beach Yoga Girl in June! We also received personal donations in total of $1000 from Canada and Australia. Thank you!!
Thank you for these past events!
Thank you for many generous sponsors worldwide to support YGB's events!!
Ashley Celeste Fundraiser at Galactic Center, Tucsaon, Arizona
Gabriela Montgomery's Power Yoga Donation Class Series #3 @ Tara Napolis' Power Yoga, Pasadena
Pure Yoga hosts special 100% Charity Class with YGB Ambassadors Anri Shiga, Kirin Wong and Marysia from Singapore @ Asia Standard Tower, Hong Kong
Thank you for all the past and future events,