Art Competition for Kids: A Huge Success!

125 Aspiring Child Artists Shine Light on Underprivileged of Rural India

First in a series of local tri-state events, Art Competition for Kids celebrates Share and Care Foundation’s mission to create opportunities for deserving, economically challenged women and children of India

EDISON, NJ—June 2014—On June 15, 2014, 125 children aged 5–14 participated in Art Competition for Kids. This is the first in a series of New York Metropolitan-area events hosted by Share and Care Foundation, a 32-year-old nonprofit organization based out of Paramus, NJ. Through these events, and in partnership with local communities, philanthropists, and charitable organizations, the Foundation seeks to raise awareness for their many health care, women empowerment, and education programs for deserving, economically challenged women and children of rural India.

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Children aged 5-14 showcased their creativity and talent in the Colors of India-themed competition, “It’s Time to Create Your Masterpiece.” Organized and managed with the help of Aha Designs out of Metuchen, NJ, the event proved to be a huge success. Prizes for the children included an X-Box, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo Wii, Galaxy Tablet, the Kindle Fire, and iPod Touch. Share and Care also presented a short video, “I Have a Dream,” for the children, parents, and guests to learn more about the children and women in India, and how their participation in the day’s events helps increase awareness and ultimately change lives.

Judges: Artists Shreya Mehta & Nilufar Rahman with winners.

“We are proud to see the young kids showcasing their creativity and talent,” said Share and Care President Arun Bhansali, “The children were inspired by the message to be kind and generous for a good cause, and we thank Gunjesh Desai of Masala Junction, and Vijay Shah for capturing all the beauty and happiness we experienced today.”

“Kudos for all the little M.F. Hussain’s in the making,” commented one enthusiastic volunteer, “And I hope the parents remember to spread the word that $1 a day could change a life forever.”

The Share and Care Foundation, established 32 years ago, currently operates several programs, four “Signature initiatives,” and has helped more than 10 million women and children in rural India. Share and Care hopes to raise over $750,000 via their summer and fall fundraiser series.

How You Can Make a Difference

Contribute online through the Share and Care Foundation. Or, you can mail your donation to Share and Care Foundation, 676 Winters Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 (Tax Exempt # 22-2458395).