Samhati 35th Anniversary Benefit

November 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
River Road Unitarian Universalist
Samhati 35th Anniversary Benefit @ River Road Unitarian Universalist

Please support small eco-empowerment projects in Bangladesh that empower women and girls.   Here it he official invitation.  The women of Katakhali are part of the Storytelling with Saris project.                                           

October 6, 2019

Dear Friends,

This year we reached an important milestone of 35 years!  Please join us for Samhati’s 35th Anniversary Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6:00 to 9:30 pm, at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. Dinner will be served at approximately 6:30 pm.

Founded in 1984, Samhati is the longest-running organization of Bangladeshi women in the United States.  We design and support small projects – focused on education, health, and environmental sustainability – to improve the lives of impoverished women and families in Bangladesh.  Samhati is tax exempt (IRS ID Number 52-1390261). As an all-volunteer organization with negligible overhead, Samhati can direct approximately 90% of your contributions to needy families. 

  • If you donate $75, it will provide a one-year scholarship to ensure that a middle or high school child stays in school and does not have to work.   
  • A donation of $100 will provide adult literacy or vocational classes for a village woman, who in turn will be able to better care for her family. 
  • A donation of $500 will fund our health clinic in Katakhali village for one month, providing care for the entire Barobaishdia Island of 27,000 people.
  • Your gift of $1000 will fund climate adaptation training for 30 villagers in Katakhali.

Hundreds of women, children, and families – and entire communities- have been transformed by Samhati’s work. Our focus on literacy has created leadership from within to maintain and grow our projects. Samhati has provided cyclone relief and climate adaptation training, established the first women’s shelter in Bangladesh, and developed eco-empowerment projects in villages. We are providing educational scholarships to discourage child marriage.   And our board now includes a new generation of leaders. Your support makes all this possible.  Please send in your donations and join us on November 9.

With immense gratitude,

Noorjahan Bose and the Samhati board and advisors

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