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Sahaya Walks 2023- FREE event
Sat, Oct 28 4:00 PM – Sun, Oct 29 4:00 PM PDT
Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
This year's Sahaya Walks consists of 2 events. Registration is free! Saturday October 28, at 4 pm PT: online program with speakers and entertainment (expected to be one hour, but with afterwards informal chat to 5:30 pm PT). Please use this link to join our event: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/97704507303 Sunday October 29, from 1 to 4 pm PT: outdoor social gathering & potluck at a public location in Davis: Harvest Park at the Cannery in East-Davis. See this link for location: https://goo.gl/maps/sEDcFkMfB9NNnGXf8
Sahaya Walks is an annual educational & fundraising family event that provides an opportunity for people of all ages –young and old- to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in India and Uganda who are living with HIV, by providing health-care, education, shelter and food. Many of these children are also orphans. 100% of the proceeds of Sahaya Walks will go towards the care of these children and youth.
Many of the HIV-affected orphans in Uganda were affected last year by storms and floodings. We have been doing our best with providing them with housing (click here to read that story).
This year is the 17th annual edition of this event! The theme of this year is "Renewed Hope".
Registration is FREE.
Just like in previous years, this year's Sahaya Walks consists of 2 events:
A. REGISTER NOW - FREE!
Click the "Register or donate" button at the top of this page to get started. Registration is FREE. A single registration gives you access to both events. You are welcome to attend one or both events.
The benefits of registering are:
B. MAKE A DONATION
Click the "Register or donate" button above to make a donation towards the event, or you can select any of the participants or teams listed below and donate to their fundraising page. If you create a fundraising page, you can donate to your own page.
If you donate online, and provide your e-mail address, you will also receive an invitation to join the 2 events.
Please note: As Sahaya International is a 501(c)3 organization, all donations are tax-deductible according to standard IRS regulations.
Alternatively, instead of donating online, you can mail a check, payable to "Sahaya International" with mention "Sahaya Walks" to,
1504 Portola Street
Davis, CA 95616
C. RAISE FUNDS
PLEASE NOTE: Fundraising pages remain active until January 20, 2024. In other words, you can continue to solicit donations or make a donation to any of the existing pages.
After registration, you can create easily a fundraising web page and e-mail the link to your relatives and friends. It only takes a few minutes to create a page! Click on the "Fundraise" button that is below the dollar amount to create a fundraising page. Even if you don't register, you can create a fundraising page. Then create the fundraising page and send the link to your friends. As Sahaya International is a 501(c)3 organization, you can remind your friends and relatives that all donations are tax-deductible according to standard IRS regulations.
If your friends like to write a check to support you, ask them to make the check payable to "Sahaya International" with mention "Sahaya Walks/name of walker". You can add this to your page as an off-line donation. You can bring checks to the event or mail them (see our mailing address above).
Here is an example of an e-mail you send out to your friends:
You are invited to Sahaya Walks 2023, which takes place online on Saturday Oct. 28, starting at 4:00 pm PST., followed by an outdoor potluck and social gathering the next day (October 29). For the virtual event, everyone can join (registration is free) regardless of where you are in the world! The theme of this year's walk is RENEWED HOPE.
I would love if you could donate to our Sahaya Walks 2023 efforts. Whatever you feel comfortable donating, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated. Since Sahaya is an all-volunteer organization, 100% of proceeds go to help families, particularly children, affected by HIV/AIDS in India and other countries.
Our fundraising page is at this link (INSERT HERE THE LINK TO YOUR PAGE).
Click on the "Register or donate" button. The next screen allows you to also register if you like (registration is free), or you can click “No thanks, I’d just like to donate”. Then select your donation amount, and select the team. My team should show up by default, but otherwise use the pull down menu to select my team. Click continue to proceed with the donation. After you complete the transaction, automated tax receipt will sent to you by e-mail (as all donations are tax-deductible).
Thank you so much,
D. JOIN US ONLINE ON OCTOBER 28 AND IN PERSON ON OCTOBER 29 AND CELEBRATE THAT WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The online event on Saturday October 28 (4 pm PDT) will be approximately one hour, and will be a combination of:
How far your fundraising efforts can reach for children in India:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND EFFORTS