[edit] Vibha 5k Walk/Run 2006

Sunday, Oct 1st, 2006 at 9:15 AM Lake Balboa Park, Encino, CA

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Vibha LA 5K Walk, a walk with a purpose: to Educate, to Empower, to Enable; and to bring a beautiful smile to the faces of hundreds of underprivileged children , was a great success. In its just 1st year, this event has become a memorable event in the Southern California community specially the San Fernando Valley region! More than 100 participants and 25 volunteers gathered on a bright Sunday morning on October 1st with a purpose and a clear vision that the small steps they take that morning will bring the moon to many a needy child. The carnival atmosphere, the family participation, and the buzzing about of committed volunteers were all a reaffirmation of support from the Los Angeles at large. Kids 3K Walk/Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk were the main events for the day. The race route took the runners and walkers over the Lake Balboa Park, providing a picturesque setting of the skyline of the Lake area full of people. Energetic volunteers of Vibha were seen milling around the race venue during the wee hours of the morning. Friends and relatives of Vibha volunteers also came together to pull off the event in a spectacular fashion. With the runners and walkers starting to stream in by seven in the morning, Kalyani and Amar got the crowd and the participants registered for the event along with gift T-Shirts. Participants were provided with breakfast. Kids 3K walk/Run around the lake was kicked-off at 9.15 AM and the 5K walk/Run was kicked-off at 9.30 AM by Pavan, an active volunteer from vibha.

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While the casual walkers and runners slowly made it to the finish line, the celebration atmosphere started to settle in with kids who made quickly to the finish line. Kids had lot of fun activities including games. Delicious Indian lunch sponsored by Indian Sweets and Spices, Northridge made all the participants happy. Some entrées were prepared by the volunteers. The best part was the extraordinary feat of Deepak and Co to prepare 300 puri’s for lunch on the day of the event. The prize distribution ceremonies ensued; Yogesh Joshi, one of the event coordinators, thanked all the participants and emphasized the need to do more for the underprivileged children of India. “Through the resources raised at the Vibha 5K Walk in LA, we hope to support projects, and that means several hundred children are being given hope for their future”, Yogesh said. The Chief Guests for the day congratulated all the volunteers, participants and gave away medals to kids and winners and memento’s to the sponsors.

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Vibha LA thanks all its sponsors: IT Resources, T & T Solutions and Mr.Rahul Chawla,India Sweets And Spices, Northridge & Canoga Park Vibha, a non-profit organization which funds carefully selected child development projects in India and in USA, has in the last 15 years raised over six million dollars to support more than 110,00 children. Its mission is to empower underprivileged children to become the supporting pillars of society. With just one full-time administrative employee in USA and three in India to monitor the projects, Vibha is a truly grassroots organization built on the dedication of its incredible volunteer team who help with organizing fund raising events as well as in project selection and monitoring. Currently Vibha supports 32 projects in India and 4 projects in USA. The target for this year is to support between 35 and 40 projects in India. For a complete list of projects, their budgets, and to better understand the work being done by these grassroots projects, please visit www.vibha.org/projects.

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A small step by you will create a giant leap for a child's future! Vibha - A Brighter Future for Children

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[edit] Upcoming Event

7th Annual Vibha Vibe
Dance & Music Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016
Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Brea Curtis Theater,Civic Center Circle, Brea CA 92821


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