ZAGBA SPONSORED EVENT COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENT!!
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This is a call for donations for a very good & noble cause, where in packaged meals will be delivered to feed the hungry.
ZAGBA Board has once again decided to work with the ‘Outreach Program’ to sponsor packaged meals to the homes of Hurricane Florence victims to help them in a small way to re-build their lives. Our initiative last year for the victims of Puerto Rico was so well received, that we are once again encouraged to do a similar drive for hurricane hit families. We had announced this initiative on October 1st by email and also at the Jashan and Gahambar in October.
We are putting together this charity event on:
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Where: The Social Room, Chapel Hill East, 1500 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01702.
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. (approx).
Shifts: 12:30pm to 2pm; 2:pm to 3:30pm (approx. timing may shift by 30 minutes here and there)
What: ZAGBA volunteers will be packing at least 10,000 meals, and more if we raise more funds. This event is to help hurricane victims and is being run and independently sponsored by ZAGBA with the help of its community’s donations and volunteering physical help. The Outreach Program will be providing the food items to be packed with the equipment and supplies.
Goal: ZAGBA has decided to raise $2500.00, which will sponsor 10,000 meals. One meal packet will feed 6 people. We hope we are able to raise more than $2500 in funds, so we can increase the number to 15000 meals. Let’s make this happen!!
Volunteers Needed/Sign Up: In order to accomplish our meal packing goal, we will also need about 36 people to Volunteer (Adults and accompanied Kids, who are at least 7+ in age). Please sign up with Yasmin Bhumgara (her info is below) for the shift you want to volunteer in. You will need to be on time and be present to help on the date noted above. If your kids are younger, bring them and they can work with you (but please supervise them). This is an extremely gratifying and family friendly service to experience with friends.
Donation: Please donate generously for this event. We are counting on individual donations from you all and would like to make this into an annual event (this being the second time) which builds community pride. We urge you to donate, no matter what the amount, as every dollar will go a long way. Couple of ways to donate:
Option 1: PayPal: PREFERRED!
Please use PayPal and send payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org in PayPal. There is NO fee charged to you for this.
Go to paypal.com and login with your PayPal account.
· Choose Send or Request Money and then Send Money
· In the text box enter email@example.com .
· Enter the amount and then Sending to a friend option.
· Add a note explaining the donation is for: “Meal Packing Event-January 2019”.
· Click Continue and choose How you want to pay. PayPal balance or Bank debit is better for you as you are not charged any fee in that case.
· Click Next and then Send payment Now. That’s IT!!
Option 2: Pay by Check
Checks should be mailed to the address below:
Please make checks payable to “ZAGBA” and in memo section add: “Meal Packing Event-January 2019”, and mail the check to:
“Pria Sarma, 103 Randlett Park, West Newton MA 02465”
After you send your donation, please also inform Yasmin Bhumgara of your donation, as she is maintaining the list along with the ZAGBA treasurer, Pria Sarma.
The Outreach Program feeds hundreds and thousands of families on an ongoing basis across the country, especially in disaster hit areas. ZAGBA requests your help/assistance in its drive to raise $2500. This is not a very large amount for our generous community, but will go a very long way to help the people hit by hurricanes who are still struggling to get back on their feet. Help ZAGBA in providing these nutritious meals. ‘Tis the season to give and we urge you to donate generously.
Please keep in mind that this event on January 27th is hosted/organized/sponsored by ZAGBA, as explained above.
Thank you so much. Yasmin will look forward to your responses on Volunteering and donations.