Thanks to All Who Supported Our 35th Annual Gala

A Message to Our Supporters

On the evening of Saturday, September 30, more than 1,200 Share & Care supporters gathered at NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey, to honor our beneficiaries and celebrate our organization’s successes — including raising $1.3 million this year to date.

Highlights of the evening included performances by renowned choreographer and dancer Mallika Sarabhai and her company Darpana; on-stage donor introductions; the unveiling of a painting entitled Grace, by artist Shreya Mehta; and a speech from Sharad Shah, president of Share & Care.

In his message, Shah provided an overview of our services for beneficiaries in India, and updated contributors about how their donations are being used to benefit our five Signature Programs — Educate 2 Graduate, Educate 2 Success, Healthcare 2 Unreached, Nirmal Village, and Women Empowerment. He also lauded the efforts of those volunteering with Share & Care and our partner NGOs to provide disaster relief in North Gujarat, Texas, and Florida.

We were pleased to receive positive feedback from attendees — particularly in regards to our broad scope of work, as well as our Disaster Relief Committee’s speed in responding to emergency situations. (See video below for more about our disaster relief work.)

To those who volunteered, performed, or presented at the event, thank you. This evening was made possible because of you, and your contributions are truly appreciated.

Want more info? Click below to view or download our Gala Souvenir Book, which includes our Annual Report as well as detailed updates for each of our Signature Programs.


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*Pictured above, left to right: Sharad Shah, H.R. Shah, Amit & Kalpana Doshi, Mallika Sarabhai, Sudhir & Sudha Parikh, Janice, Kamlesh Chainani, Jayu Parikh