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June 2021

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President - Sabeena Nazar | Vice President - Dr. Alphonsa Rahman | Secretary - Sheeba Alousyes | Treasurer - Jilu Lenji | Chief Editor - Tison Thomas

Joint Secretary - Jubin Kottaramkunnel | Joint Treasurer - Dr. Joseph Zacharia | Ex-Officio - Mathew Varghese | Elect - Jijo Allapat

Baltimore Vision Walk

On June 12th, Kairali women’s Forum dedicated their monthly wellness walk towards VisionWalk, an annual fundraising event organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness to support research to cure blindness. The weather was perfect and we had good attendance for this event with many families joining for a walk on the NCR trail. Even the cicadas couldn’t stop us from walking! We ended the event with a bake sale with all the proceeds donated towards VisionWalk. We were able to raise more than $200 and Kairali is very proud to be part of such a noble cause.

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Upcoming Events

Kairali Committee Meeting

July  7, 2021 at 7pm

Kairali Picnic 2021

Saturday July 17 10am

Frozen Casserole Donation

July 24, 2021 9.30am

Onam Celeberations

August 28,2021

Shanti Bhavan Project

Have you heard of the organization Shanti Bhavan? You may have heard of it if you’ve seen the Daughters of Destiny Netflix documentary!

Shanti Bhavan is a non-profit organization founded by Abraham George, a successful Malayalee-American businessman and philanthropist. The non-profit is based in Bangalore, India and empowers children from India’s lowest socioeconomic class to break the cycle of generational poverty through education, leadership, and compassion. The school annually enrolls 12 boys and 12 girls for its incoming preschool class and guides them during the 14 years at the residential school and beyond.

This organization helps children become authors, engineers, medical professionals and more not only in India, but in the U.S. and around the world. Kairali of Baltimore Youth Committee is excited to support Shanti Bhavan by organizing fundraising events to collect funds for this incredible cause.

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If any youth or adults are interested in supporting this organization, please let us know. Thank you!

Onam Celebrations 2021

Onam Festival – Mark your Calendars!

The much-awaited Onam festival that we all are awaiting is here. Since the pandemic began a year ago, we were all longing for a reason to celebrate. Onam is that time of the year when the cultural ethos of Kerala is in full vigor. No doubt that Onam is the biggest festival in Kerala. But there is a lot more to Onam than being just a festival. Onam reflects the faith of the people of Kerala, a belief in our legendary past.

Kairali of Baltimore is enthusiastically planning to celebrate the biggest festival of Kerala on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Wild Lake High School. The celebration provides the Malayalees in our area a perfect opportunity to encourage the new generation of Indian origin to witness, learn, and appreciate these rich traditions, even while it offers the first generation to stay connected and cherish the rich cultural heritage, we hold so dearly amongst ourselves.

Please mark your calendars! Kairali cordially invites you, your family, and your friends to this mega event. You can look forward to our traditional Onam Sadhya on a banana leaf and cultural programs. Sadhya will be catered.

Picnic - Come Celebrate the Summer with Kairali

Kairali is planning a fun filled picnic with sports, games, indoor activities, and lots of delicious food on Saturday, July 17 2021 at: Alpha Ridge Park.The address of the location is 11685 Old Frederick Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104.  Picnic starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.  There will be a lot of  sports and games for kids and for all ages. There will be a throwball and a volleyball tournament at the picnic. The COVID -19 pandemic kept most of us staying inside. The picnic is a good opportunity to refresh our friendships, renew our acquaintances. Please mark your calendar and bring your family and friends.

Frozen Casseroles

The Kairali of Baltimore Youth Committee is organizing a food donation (frozen casseroles) to Our Daily Bread, Baltimore. Select one (or more) of the recipes to make with your family and then freeze it. Deliver the frozen casseroles to either 9218 Georgia Belle Dr, Perry Hall MD 21128 or 1108 Vineyard Hill Road, Catonsville MD 21228 on Saturday, July 24 between 9:30-10:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn service hours.

 

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Covid Relief - Updates

Kairali of Baltimore's charity subcommittee under the leadership of Suraj Mammen started a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the relief of the  covid crisis  in Kerala . From the generous donations from Kairali members, we were able to raise $3,000 in less than two weeks of time. Kairali joined in hands  with FOMAA and ALA ( Art Lovers of America) in sending the essential health equipments like ventillators, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters etc. to Kerala. Kairali was able to donate $7000 worth PPE kits to Kerala. We cannot thank enough our Kairali Committee members Dr. Alphonsa Rahman and Kadaba Rahman for coordinating the PPE kits donaion. A big Thank You to all our members who  stood with Kerala during this hour of crisis. 

Be a Part of Kairali Activities.

If you are interested in joining the following events coordinated by the Women’s Forum & Youth Committee, please contact Mrs. Surya Chacko, Mr. Samir Nazar, Ms. Agnes Kooday & or Ms. Amanda Abraham. Please contact through email - info@kairaliofBaltimore.com

  • Wellness Walks, Charity Walk

  • Bollywood Cardio

  • Volunteering, Book Club

  • Road/River Clean-ups

  • Knitting & Jewelry making classes/events

  • Winter Coat Drive

  • Frozen Casserole, Food Drive

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