Make a difference in their tiny worlds!!

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

It is hard to read a story of an orphan let alone associate the stories with their innocent pictures. I often listen to myself screaming at my little one to eat food and I am sure every household has a similar story to narrate. These kids who seem more mature and responsible than grownups do not waste a single grain of food and do not have seconds of a curry because they know they need to share with the rest of their friends.

It was a very touching conversation with Siri when I first heard about her visit to the Ashram and the implausible stories. It is one thing to write a check to a charity but a very different experience hearing a story which really gets to you and moves you into tears.Yes, there are a lot of people with less or no opportunities but I feel the most for the kids. Perhaps, because I am a Mom!

When I look at these kids, I see Courage and Perseverance- the courage to put on a beaming smile despite what life threw at them, the perseverence to survive knowing that the circumstances have left them with very little choices. It is only sad that their parents missed out on the best treasures!

Each of us can make a difference in their little and innocent worlds. It is a small gesture that we can make in the hope to make their lives better, the life that they deserve, the life every kid deserves.

A Huge Thanks to Siri (proud to say she is my SIL:-)) and her idea that got me into participating in this fund drive. Enough words cannot express how I feel.

I am sponsoring a Wine and Cheese basket/Gift Basket(Code: RU3) which comes with flavored fine wines, Cheese Spread, cookies, truffles, Pretzels, crackers and Pralines.For those of you who are not wine lovers, I will substitute that with Chocolates or Coffee and Tea Baskets.

How you can help!

Click on the ChipIn button on the below widget.

Each raffle ticket is $10 or 500 rupees

You can pay via PayPal or Credit Card So, if you give $10, you can get a raffle ticket that you can use on any of the raffle prizes.For the list of raffle prizes, please check here.

Once the contribution is made, please send your confirmation message to info(dot)siri(at) and also send the prize code.

If you would like the Gift Basket, please choose RU3

"Putting all eggs in one basket" in this case will improve your chances of winning!!

Within 24 hours of the confirmation, your name will be added to the list of contributors.

Please check the list of contributors here. If you would like to stay anonymous or any further questions, please inform Siri in advance.

The event runs from January 26th through February 25th, 2012. Finally, there will be a draw by the Ashram kids and the lucky winners will be announced for each of the raffle prizes on the 27th February.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”- Lao Tzu  

Pictures and Credits :-) - Cooking with Siri 



Siri said...

Such beautifully written post. I had tears in my eyes and Srini was right beside me giving a "Not again!" look.

It is just that every time I read about them, it reminds me of their innocent smiles & how they hugged me all at once, which took me totally by surprise.

Thanks for writing about it.


Priya said...

Omg, wat a beauitful gesture, u gals rock..

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