Chicago IL: The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Chicago Chapter will be conducting a fundraising dinner on November-13th at 6:00 pm at Viceroy of India Banquet Hall, Lombard. The “Thanksgiving/Feed the Needy” dinner event is being held to raise funds for GOPIO Chicago’s 2016 charitable outreach programs. The primary objective of GOPIO Chicago is to mobilize the financial, and professional resources of PIOs living in the Chicago area through networking activities to promote the interests of the Indian community in Chicago. We also work with charitable organizations to help the needy both in India and in our local communities. The funds raised at this event will be used to help two charities
SKY from Nepal that builds shelters for Nepalese people displaced by the recent earthquake. A small donation will help to build a shelter for a family of four in the villages of Nepal. Missionaries of Charity Chicago run by Mother Theresa’s sisters that help the poor and needy in Chicago.
GOPIO Chicago is hosting this event near Thanksgiving holiday as it is best time of the year to give thanks and to promote charitable causes. This fundraiser will help several homeless people in Nepal to get a shelter and several poor people in Chicago will get clothing and food. This is the first charity fundraiser for GOPIO Chicago and the plan is to make it a recurring annual event. GOPIO Chicago President Gladson Varghese and other board members invite all the Indian community in Chicago area to come and participate in this Charity event and to make it a grand success.
The fundraiser will start at 6:00 pm with registration and Social /Business networking, A brief inauguration meeting followed by a charity appeal will be at 7.30 pm. Dinner at 8:00 pm will be followed by entertainment featuring Bollywood dances, D.J, and Bollywood songs. Key business and U.S. Political leaders will attend the fundraiser.
The Board members attended this press conference are Gladson Varghese- President, Hemant Trivedi – Vice President, Savinder Singh- Secretary, Syed Hussaini – Treasurer, Joe Nedumgottil- Jt. Treasurer, Hina Trivedi, Executive Director, Board Members, Dr. Bapu Arekapudi, Vikrant Singh, Vandana Jhingan, Ninan Thomas, Sharon Walia, Ashfaq Syed, Ram Saini, Nirav Patel, Sohan Joshi, Krishna Bansal, Jatinder Bedi, Ragu Mudumbai, and Vinoz Chanamolu.