How Many Lives Can We Change Today?

Hi,

As Winston Churchill so eloquently said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

For many families in rural India, including the families of 50,000+ Surya weavers, education is considered an unaffordable luxury. Forced to choose between sending their children to school and putting food on the table, parents too often end up pulling their children out of school to help support the family. Growing up in rural India, I have witnessed firsthand the many hardships that families and children there must contend with on a daily basis.

Since 2012, Surya has actively supported Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run mid-day meal program. Akshaya Patra provides a freshly prepared, nutritious meal to more than 1.5 million children every day, encouraging them to attend school and complete their education so they may build successful lives as adults. By giving children access to healthy food and a solid foundation for learning, Akshaya Patra is helping to break the cycle of poverty for millions of families in India.

Surya is excited to once again hold our annual Miles for Meals Campaign in support of Akshaya Patra. On Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, 60 Surya employees and I will participate in a half marathon in Atlanta to raise $75K for this life-changing initiative. I hope you will join us in supporting this worthy cause by making a tax-deductible contribution to this year’s campaign. Just $15 will provide one child with a daily meal for a full year. Please click on the following link to show your support: www.foodforeducation.org/campaign/miles-meals-2015.

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Warm regards,
Satya

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