Gift Of Life USA – Grand Gala Launch – Annual Fund Raiser
Gift Of Life USA Inc., a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit organization, for health and education benefits for specially-abled, founded by President Flora Parekh & Chairman Paresh Parekh, launched the organization with a Grand Gala Dinner Night at Leonard’s Palazzo, on April 23, 2017. The organization aims at supporting the specially-abled, creating awareness – health and education and encouraging talent of the specially-abled followed by specially-abled services and much more in the long run.
A kick start of the event, celebrating month of autism, included attendees, key supporters and leaders from the South Asian & American community. Hosted by Harshil Parekh, the event brought together the resources available and need under the same umbrella to raise the awareness of it’s vision, mission and goals.
Founders, Paresh & Flora Parekh, presented a detailed overview of the inspiration, mission and vision of the organization.
“At Gift of Life USA, we aim at working in support of the ones with special needs, creating awareness, encouraging talent of the specially-abled, providing and assisting with needed resources, to help them be better, socially acceptable, self-respectable, self-supporting individuals and generating services in the long term. This is just the beginning…” Say Founders Flora & Paresh Parekh.
Our goal is to have a better, healthier and happier world for children and adults everywhere – especially for the specially-abled” – says Treasurer & Host Harshil Parekh.
The event was inaugurated with a special and traditional lamp lighting by key founders, committee, volunteers, supporters and community leaders. National Speaker Kerry Magro, (a young adult, diagnosed with a type of autism at the age of 4) who has talked at over 700 events an award-winning disability advocate, best-selling author of 3 books, movie consultant of 2 autism films, TV hosting his own local cable show) was the keynote speaker for the evening and shared his experiences. Mesmerizing performances by blind performers (singers, dancers, musicians), rocked the evening. The event also awarded children essay competition winners with cash prizes and Gift certificates. These kids participated in Essay Competition “I love someone with autism” in the beginning of the year and have been show casing their talent and support for the specially-abled at this very young tender age.
Several distinguished individuals, dignitaries and community leaders joined hands to whole heartedly support this noble cause.
Inspired by her mom, the event recognized the tireless efforts of 3 of the founders God mothers namely Manjari Bhatt, Malti Shah & Pam Kwatra; who have nourished several children with their dedicated love, care and support. Special experiences from Kimberly, mom of specially abed kid;spell bounded the audience. A special souvenir, portraying key business, facilitated by Eric Kumar, was launched at the event. Special raffles gave away exciting prizes like diamond ring by Paresh Parekh of Harshil Creations; a gold chain by East West Jewelers, Free Liposuction consulting and treatment by Dr. Hetal Gor, Gorgeous outfit by Wardrobe. The Gala Was the hard, tireless and dedicated work of several dedicated volunteers and committee members – Rupal Sehgal, Eric Kumar, Bakul Matalia, Kamlesh & Madhu Parekh, Kiran Mehta, Dr. Hetal Gor, Shashi Malik, Neela Pandya, Sanjay Sura, Aryan Sharma, Harshil Parekh, Dr. Sheetal Sheth, Aditi Patil and several others along with the support of donors, supporters and well wishers.
Further information and donation opportunities visit website at www.giftoflifeus.org .
Enjoy Annual Gala Pictures