Shanti Bhavan Fundraiser (New York City) & Ticket Giveaway [Expired]

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There’s much more to life than miles and points, and no matter how bad we think we have it, many others have it much worse.  We’ll never experience centuries of oppression, hatred, and disdain just for being born into a family of “untouchables.”

A Million Mile Secrets reader and FlyerTalk member works for a US-based charity, Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project.

Shanti Bhavan 15th Anniversary FundRaiser

Shanti Bhavan is having a charity fundraiser in New York City on May 9, 2013.  $175 for a ticket is expensive, but it supports one child for ~50 days at the Shanti Bhavan residential school.

You also get a chance at winning prizes from the great silent auction.

Shanti Bhavan Fundraiser

Shanti Bhavan Fundraiser

The MacArthur foundation approved a grant for the documentary Untouchables which gives you a first hand account of the work which Shanti Bhavan does.

About Shanti Bhavan and Untouchables

Shanti Bhavan provides 17 years of schooling, housing, and food to children from the Dalit or “Untouchable” caste in India.  Many of the children are orphans or come from single-mother households earning less than $1 a day.

“Untouchables” are considered the lowest caste in India, and are routinely mocked and scorned.  They are expected to perform the most menial jobs in unsanitary conditions for minimum pay which means that there is little chance for the children to break free from the cycle of poverty and discrimination.

Shanti Bhavan’s commitment to the children is extraordinary.  And after 17 years of schooling, housing, and food, the children are able to get good jobs to break out of the horrible conditions they were once trapped in.

Ticket Giveaway

I have 2 tickets to the fundraiser to giveaway.  Please leave a comment if you’d like to attend the fundraiser in New York City on May 9, 2013, and I’ll pick 2 random winners.

Please consider making a small donation even if you can’t attend the fundraiser in New York!  Thanks for your support.

– Daraius & Emily

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27 responses to “Shanti Bhavan Fundraiser (New York City) & Ticket Giveaway [Expired]

  1. enter me, please!

  2. I would love to attend his fundraiser! We are free that night! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Great Post. Blends very well with the rest of the tone of this website.

    But it is kinda surreal to see only two comments on such posts and god forbid, if someone posts about a loophole for spending money and raking miles, all of the trolls will be in full form and number spreading their negativity to rest of the world.

    Anyhow, kudos again for such a post. Not many financial services sites put these up!

  4. This sounds like a great event. Living right here in Manhattan, it would be nice & easy to attend.

  5. Hi Darius,

    Are you originally from India?

  6. Thanks for this Daraius and Emily. You two are awesome. Always!

  7. Sounds like a very good event, and it’s nice that y’all are promoting it.

  8. How do I win the two tickets?

  9. Auspicious timing! My family has a trip planned to NYC just then.

  10. Awesome post. Count me in. If I win the raffle, I pledge to donate one ticket’s worth to their organization.
    This post has some sweet timing as well, since today is the Traditional New Year Day in Many parts of India ( those who want to make a resolution or charity contribution can opt to go with Shanti Bhavan.

  11. Great to read about a worthy cause. I’d be glad to attend on the 9th.

  12. I would love to attend this event! I live in NYC and if I win, I’ll purchase another ticket to make a donation to this wonderful cause!

  13. This is a wonderful thing that you are doing and I would be honored to attend. New Yorker here that would definitely be willing to make a donation.

  14. This sounds like a wonderful cause. I will donate and hope I win!

  15. sounds like a good cause. i’d like to go

  16. Glad that you are promoting a very good cause ! Would love to be there

  17. Thanks for the giveaway. Great cause and would love to attend.

  18. Great opportunity Million Mile Secrets readers. With all of the free miles and points you all reap through this blog you could come up with a contribution to this project. I have supported a young man who lives in Ecuador since he was two years old. Next year he will be 18 and I plan on going to Ecuador to meet him. Wish I could make it to New York for this event, but not going to New York until the end of May.

  19. I would love the chance to be there in person. Great cause!

  20. Sounds like a great cause. I live nearby and hope I can go.

  21. I can’t make it so don’t pick me, but I’m glad to hear about this charity! If I lived in NYC I would be hoping to win the tickets!

  22. I would definitely like to attend, and support a great cause !

  23. I would love to attend the fundraiser. What a wonderful cause

  24. Education is so important in a child life’s, what a wonderful organization!
    I would be thrilled to attend and hear more about the great things they are doing and providing.

  25. I love causes like these and would love to attend And learn more. Thanks D!

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  27. Great cause! I’d like to attend!