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December 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

Kairali Christmas and New Year Celebrations!

Kairali of Baltimore invites you to the Christmas & New Year Celebrations at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, located at 1200 Linden Avenue, Arbutus, MD 21227 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 4:00 PM. The celebration will start with the Kairali of Baltimore’s General Body meeting. The Christmas and New Year Celebrations will be approximately a 2 hour cultural event, followed by a delicious dinner.

Masks are mandatory at the event.

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Chief Editor’s Desk - Tison Thomas

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This coming March marks the two-year anniversary of us encountering a pandemic none of us have ever seen. This past two years has been an improvisation and adaptation and I am proud of how Kairali has faced the challenges of this year with determination and hope. Kudos to President Sabeena Nazar and her team!

Kairali of Baltimore 2021: A Year to Remember!

We must also acknowledge the loss and lament of this past year. There is almost no part of our lives, both as an organization and as individuals, which remains untouched by the pandemic. We have been forced to mourn deaths of our loved ones and care for loved ones in ways that simply don’t feel adequate.

Much remains uncertain about the months to come, yet there is cause for hope. We are a people of resilience, continue to keep in touch and get together online, even as we eagerly anticipate the Christmas and New Year Celebrations. Even during the year of the pandemic, Kairali can be proud of, making a real impact in our community. Kairali, had activities throughout last year, bringing the community together. This includes Kairali Conversations, 5K Walk, Onam, Eid, Picnic, Souvenir Magazine, and several others.

COVID-19 hit us hard and knocked us down a few times, but we have always gotten back up. We are still standing. The end of the pandemic may not yet be near, but it is within sight. We will tell our children and grandchildren what it was like to live through this time. I hope at least part of the story you tell will be that you worked with people that helped make a difference. Kairali made a huge difference with the many activities that brings all of us together. Thank you for being part of the Kairali family. Please know how grateful we all should be; we are stronger because of our fellowship and resilience. Thanks to President Sabeena Nazar and her entire committee for all the work they have done!

Winter Coat Drive

Kairali of Baltimore Youth Committee under the leadership of Samir Nazar organized a winter coat drive to share warmth to the homeless and to the local shelters. The collected winter coats were delivered to “The Churches for Streets of Hope”, Essex. Thank you to all those who donated the coats.

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Holiday Donation Drive

Kairali of Baltimore Women’s Forum along with IANAM organized a Holiday Donation Drive to support one of the local shelters, Churches for Streets of Hope. Thanks to the generous donations, especially from IANAM members. We were able to collect $1,000 and fulfill 100% of the wish list from the shelter.

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Kairali 2021 Year In Review

Watch the Kairali 2021 Year in Review video below for the activities and programs in 2021!

 

Kairali 2021 Year In Review

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