Shefali's Wish for Her Arangetram

Dear family and friends,
 
As some of you may know, while pursuing her love for dance with utmost passion and dedication, Shefali is also very passionate about making a difference in the lives of people who are less fortunate. In particular, since 2012, she has been volunteering with Vision-Aid, a nonprofit serving the blind and vision impaired in India, by participating in their amazing annual dance mega-events and helping as a volunteer with them.
 
Shefali wishes to support Vision-Aid through her Arangetram also to benefit those who cannot “see” the beauty of this artform.
 
As a Vision-Aid ambassador, Shefali has specifically requested all friends and family to not make any personal gifts to her. Instead, if you wish, you may make a donation in any amount of your choice to Vision-Aid, a 100% volunteer-run non-profit, where the funds are efficiently used to Enable, Educate and Empower visually impaired children and youth. Vision-Aid rehabilitates over 10,000 children and youth every year.
 
Vision-Aid offers services in 22 centers located in 12 cities and towns across India. To see how your donation goes to work, and to make your donation please see below
 

What your donation helps us do:

  • $30 will enable a a patient with low vision to get a low vision screening and optical assistive devices.
  • $30 will enable a blind student to get training in Orientation and Mobility.
  • $50 will provide a blind person with an electronic assistive device, helping them become more mobile and independent.
  • $100 will provide a portable electronic magnifier to a low vision student.
  • $150 will provide a free smart-phone to a visually impaired student. Vision-Aid provides free training in mobile technologies.
  • $250 will educate a blind or low vision person with a certificate course in Introduction to Computers.
  • $350 will provide an AI-powered Smart Vision device to a blind person
  • $500 will provide 6 months comprehensive and individualized education leading to a Diploma in Computer Applications.
  • $1000 will provide a full residential scholarship for a Vision Impaired student which includes full coverage of their board and lodging, training and devices for the duration of the 6-month scholarshp. Training includes English, Computers, Mobile Technologies and Coaching for Competitive Exams.
  • Many Higher support levels are also available which can create a lasting impact by creating new Vision-Aid centers or programs. Please contact info@visionaid.org for more detais!

Donate Now!

You can donate using Paypal OR any major Credit Card. If you wish to mail a check you can send it to “Vision-Aid , 8 Vine Brook Rd, Lexington MA 02421“. Any questions, please email info@visionaid.org OR call (781) 333-5252. All donations are eligible for tax-deduction. 

Paypal QR code for donations to Shefali’s Arangetram
 

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