Fundraiser for Visually Impaired

Please help us raise money for assisting the visually impaired in India. By one count, of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India.

We are a group of 10+ Los Angeles based friends, (some of whom who have never run a race before!) participating in a half-marathon on March 25, 2018, to raise awareness and funds for the Ujjala Society for Blind, an India based NGO (charity) that helps blind students at University of Delhi, India.

For the last 14 years, Ujjala has been providing facilities and a nurturing environment to help students achieve their dreams. Ujjala transforms the lives of their students by giving accommodation along with assisting them to build skills for a financially independent future.

We are excited to be supporting the Ujjala mission of helping underprivileged visually impaired students lead lives of self-reliance and independence by focusing on providing food, accommodation, and education.

We have a goal of raising $13,000, that’s $1k for every mile we run, to help Ujjala take their work further and grow their impact. If you want to learn more about Ujjala, please visit: 

All of us much appreciate your support and generous donations.

Please feel free to share the campaign to help us spread the word.

With Gratitude,
Shivani & Raj Mehrotra,
Malini & Sameer Bhatia, 
Ashita & Arun Bohra,
Renu & JJ Singh

Update (February 26, 2018): We have received some commitments for donations that makes $18,000 within reach. We have decided to go for a stretch goal of $20,000.  Thanks again to everyone who has helped make this possible and given unprecedented momentum to our campaign. This would make a meaningful difference to the lives of visually impaired students helped by Ujjala. 

Update (February 21, 2018):   We have achieved a remarkable 98% of our fundraising goal. Encouraged by this success, we have increased the goal to $18,000. So far,  more than  120 people have contributed to the campaign and more continue to join in. Thank you for your continued support. 

Update (February 1, 2018): We are thrilled to share that we have increased our goal to $15,000. The new goal is to make most of the enthusiastic support we received with more friends joining the run & helping with the fundraising effort. We express our gratitude to all supporters who have helped with the fundraising success so far, putting us in a position to strive for a higher goal.

The new goal would grow our impact and help the visually impaired in a more significant way. Thank you all for your incredible support. 

Ujjala Society For Blind

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