“Heroes for Life” to Fete Donors, Project Partners for Steadfast Support Through Pandemic
HOUSTON (TIP): Even as COVID-19’s Delta variant wrought havoc and tragedy through India last year, there was no shortage of stories about the heroes from near and far who rushed in to help.
Bollywood star-power will illuminate some of those heroes this week, as actor and philanthropist Vivek Anand Oberoi (“Shootout at Lokhandwala,” “Yuva,” the forthcoming “Iti: Can You Solve Your Own Murder?” and Amazon‘s Emmy-nominated “Inside Edge”) hosts CRY America’s “Heroes for Life” benefit Gala series. Oberoi invites fans and supporters to join him at one of the events across the U.S. by registering at:
Child Rights and You (CRY) America is a nonprofit organization that supports 30 projects in India and the U.S. that ensure access to education and healthcare for underprivileged children, as well as protection from child labor, early marriage and trafficking.
The galas will be held in the following cities: San Francisco Bay Area, 5:30 PM PST, Saturday, May 14, at the Crowne Plaza, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA; San Diego-Orange County: 5:00 PM PST, Sunday May 15, Royal India, 8900 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA; New York-New Jersey: 6:30 PM EDT, Friday May 20, The Taj Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st St.; Seattle (VIRTUAL EVENT): 6:30 PM PST, Saturday, May 21, (cryamerica.org/site/microsite/Seattle-Gala-2022/index.html); Houston: 5:30 PM CST, Sunday May 22, Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX.
The events honor CRY America’s donors and project partners, who have maintained their support to underprivileged communities throughout the “silent crisis” spawned by the pandemic. Throughout India’s slums and villages, school closures and sudden loss of livelihoods caused a spike in child labor and child marriage, as already-vulnerable families scrambled to conserve resources. A true star of a different variety, Ms. J. Lalithamma, founder and director of CRY America-supported Project PORD, will be in attendance to share stories of her organization’s work to end child labor and child marriage in rural Andhra Pradesh, India.
Rounding out the evening’s entertainment will be music, comedy and cultural performances, a pledge drive, dancing, and an auction of items by top Indian artists and fashion designers.
For more information, contact Adam MacGregor at 617-910-7796 or [email protected]