Gift of Life USA Inc. (GOL), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Long Island, New York, for health and education benefits for specially-abled, was launched with a gala dinner at Leonard’s Palazzo, Great Neck, NY on April 23.
GOL (www.giftoflifeus.org) founders Paresh Parekh and Flora Parekh, who are both Indian Americans, presented a detailed overview of the inspiration, mission and vision of the organization.
“At Gift of Life USA, we aim at working in support of the ones with special needs, creating awareness, encouraging talent of the specially-abled, providing and assisting with needed resources, to help them be better, socially acceptable, self-respectable, self-supporting individuals and generating services in the long term. This is just the beginning,” the duo said.
“Our goal is to have a better, healthier and happier world for children and adults everywhere – especially for the specially-abled,” said GOL treasurer and host Harshil Parekh, at the gala.
The event was inaugurated with a traditional lamp lighting by key founders, committee members, volunteers, supporters and community leaders. Award winning disability advocate, author and speaker Kerry Magro – who was diagnosed with a type of autism at the age of four, and who has talked at over 700 events – was the keynote speaker for the evening.