Dear IASB members,
Thank You! for being an ongoing supporter and invaluable member of the Indian Association of Shreveport-Bossier (IASB). Through patrons like you by our side, the IASB has been able to host several fundraising events in the past, allowing us to reach our goals and thereby contribute effectively to the local community.
This year, however, the calling comes from our heartland- India. The devastating wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has critically scarred the lives of our people, families and kids in India. The constant death announcements and pleas for help from loved ones has prompted some of our very own kids to come forward and help India.
Couple of our elementary kids came up with the idea of a FUN(D)RAISER!!! Thus, in collaboration with IASB and LSUS India Studies, a summer carnival fundraiser “FOR THE KIDS, BY THE KIDS” is being organized.
This carnival will be primarily driven by our kids to help support the needs of kids affected by the Covid crisis in India. Proceeds collected will be donated to Pratham USA, one of the world’s largest NGOs furthering educational needs for the underprivileged children in India affected by the pandemic.
WE NEED YOU!!!!
We summon our youth members to actively participate, have fun and raise crucial funds for India.
We request our community kids to assist and volunteer at the event. Certificate for volunteer work in raising funds for India’s Covid relief efforts along with documented volunteer hours will be provided to the participants.
What: 2021 “FOR THE KIDS, BY THE KIDS” SUMMER CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER
When: July 10th, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Where: The Mall, LSUS Campus, Shreveport LA
Invite your colleagues, friends, and family. Simply join us for an evening of childhood games, lip-smacking food, shopping, and music……….
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!!!!
Please watch this space for more information about the event.In the past, the spring carnival has been a great success for the IASB, thanks to your whole-hearted participation and support. We would be thrilled for you to help us make the 2021 “FOR THE KIDS, BY THE KIDS” summer carnival fundraiser our best one yet!
Following are the volunteer opportunities for this event.
Volunteer your time:
Set-up before the event – Kids / Parents / Guardians are sincerely requested to help.Host a carnival game booth with a friend for kids – Booths are limited so sign up fast!!!Manage a face-painting booth – Participation restricted to high school kids only. Limited spots available for volunteering so sign up fast. ADULTS are sincerely requested to help with this booth.
Manage a Henna booth – Participation restricted to high school kids only. Limited spots available for volunteering so sign up fast. ADULTS are sincerely requested to help with this booth.
Clean-up after the event – Kids / Parents / Guardians are highly encouraged to help.Manage Prizes – Parents / Guardians are sincerely requested to help.
Ticket sales – Parents / Guardians are sincerely requested to help.
Volunteer as Floating Members at the event – Parents / Guardians are sincerely requested to help.
Donate new or gently used decorative pieces, music CDs, costumes, jewelry, or any Indian craft items – Kids / Parents / Guardians are sincerely requested to help.
Vendor Booth: At this time, we would like to extend an invitation to vendors from the IASB community, for hosting and showcasing their business. Please let us know if you would like to host a vendor booth.Google forms for game booth description will be emailed out shortly.Booth Fees:The fee to reserve a single game booth is $50.00 (2 Kids are encouraged to host a single game booth @ $25.00 per kid).
Participation fee @ Henna and Face painting booth is $15.00 each.
For booth reservations or any questions, please email us at email@example.com
IASB Interim Committee