Amount Raised: $836
$ Goal: $3,000
Event Date: September 16, 2018
Have you seen small children in rags begging on the streets in India?
I grew up in Mumbai and so I’ve seen them ever since I was a small child myself. I don’t remember how I felt at that time but it breaks my heart when I see them now! I realize that the only difference between me and them is the accident of birth. I had parents and my parents owned a home and had a job. I did not go hungry – I was not beaten or sexually abused. I did not have to beg for food or work in a dark dingy restaurant or at a construction site. I went to school, I had books. We had electricity. We thought that it was intelligence and hard work that got me into college. Now I know that luck was a necessary factor.
Globally, about 400 million children are living in extreme poverty, about a 120 million in India. Don’t they deserve a chance at what we take for granted, a joyous childhood? To develop their potential? Are they not the future of India and indeed the future of our world?
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the size of the problem but the cure is action! CRY America is making progress every year in touching more of these innocent lives and bring light into their otherwise dark existence. Please join us again this year in CRY Boston’s Walk for Child Rights 2018!
Improve your fitness and donate generously in support of child rights! Thank you so much!
Anand & Reema Dhingra
Sanyam & Deepshikha Bhardwaj
Saurabh & Shailza Sharma
Vijay & Ujjwala Pawnarkar
Sachin & Nidhi Jain