Compassionate Social Action India

$1,805 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 36 people in 29 months

Hi, we are Jayme and Sophia, two creative spirits from NYC. We are raising money to support the research and development of our compassionate social action project in India. At this time, we are focused on Delhi where there is a high rate of violence against women. While we are primarily focused on support and education to rebuild the lives of women harmed by rape and acid attacks, we are also visiting with organizations working with special needs children and families of extreme poverty. 

The dream goal is to build a program that will teach women English and haircutting skills as well as providing healing and mentoring services. Our hope is that this will help the women support themselves and their families after their lives have been tragically altered. This project has the capacity to change individual lives on a personal level, as well as demonstrate the power of transformation to other women, and to the world.

The funds we are raising at this time are to support the first phase of research—to assess the needs of our target communities, budget for the larger vision of the project, create a video to present the project to grant organizations and to provide a voice for the people that we are invested in helping. 

Jayme has been traveling to India for twenty years, and in October 2015, she was in Delhi. After hearing story after story about horrendous acts against women, she realized it was no longer okay to keep taking from this beautiful country, and that she needed to start giving back. After a chance meeting with Delhi-based social activist, Bina Ramani, our idea started to take shape and an opportunity to redefine beauty for these women seemed like it could be a reality.

We, Sophia and Jayme, have been longtime friends and artistic collaborators, but around this time found our lives and goals aligned in this new direction. We are putting everything into this idea that we can make a change by practicing presence, caring, and showing up as witnesses and voices to those who need it. We would be incredibly grateful if our cause resonates with you and you would like to contribute to our campaign. We appreciate any help you might be able to lend, whether it is in the form of funds, ideas, or connections to other organizations.

Thank you so much for your time and attention. We are incredibly grateful for your support.


Namaste <3

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Our last few days in Delhi were spent celebrating Holi, the holiday of forgiveness and color! Seemed the perfect ending to our heart project for this trip... Back home to refuel and to plan for our return to Delhi in May!!
We would like to express our deep gratitude for your generous support! Looking forward to sharing more stories and smiles in the near future!
Sending a giant virtual hug to all <3
Jayme and Sophia
Our last days in Delhi!
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Spent an afternoon brain storming with six survivors of acid attacks. We wanted to help find a way to give them financial freedom and to also feel empowered again.... Both Sophia and I were blown away by the hearts and strength of these people! The meeting went from a group of strangers unsure of what we could all do together. To creating our own little family... laughing, hugging and hopeful for the future!They are starting a tailoring business and we will be back in May to set them up with sewing machines, English skills and a website!
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Jayme and Sophi helped style a shoot for Jaypore, featuring Bina Ramani's vintage collection selling for charity.

https://www.jaypore.com/

sign up for future updates from our campaign by clicking the link below the photos or read past activity via "show more." we will keep updating you on how your funding and support are being put into action! <3
Jayme is stylin'!
a team effort
beauty for charity
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after attending Bina Ramani's delightful birthday luncheon, Jayme and Sophi get a beautiful write-up about their work on the "Page Six" of Mid-Day Mumbai news!

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/rest-and-rehabilitation/17045172
rejuvenation before hitting the streets
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Raised by 36 people in 29 months
Created March 15, 2016
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Jennifer Price
28 months ago

A little late to the show, but hope this helps!

JH
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Jonathan Harwayne
29 months ago

With all our love and support. Jonathan and Eric

MR
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Marisa Ruglio
29 months ago

Sending you lots of positive energy for your project.

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29 months ago
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Beverly Braham-Durica
29 months ago

This is from the rest of the family ♥ to you all!

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29 months ago
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