Doing Good in Chicago and India

India Development Coalition of America
1213 Stonebriar Ct., Naperville, IL 60540,    

You are cordially invited to IDCA’s Monthly Forum on:

Doing Good in Chicago and India – Efforts by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Ekya and IDCA

Date: January 31, 2009, 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Venue: Oak Brook Library
(North of 31st Street & ~1 mile E. of Route 83) Tel: (630) 990-2222


Mr. Muhammad Khan is a Director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository in Chicago, a food bank that provides food for the hungry while striving to end hunger.  GCFD serves 500,000 people through 600 food pantries and soup kitchens in Cook County.  Annually, 46 millions pounds of food are distributed.  Mr. Khan will speak about GCFD accomplishments since 1979, and explore opportunities to work with IDCA and Ekya.  

Mr. Sonesh Shah is a founder of Ekya in Chicago.  Ekya is a network of young Indian American professionals who are committed to serving the needy in Chicago and India.  Ekya’s members are involved in many philanthropic activities – from volunteering in the community to supporting development projects in South Asia.  Ekya was founded on the principle of supporting effective charity, based on practices from the private sector.  Mr. Shah will talk about Ekya’s goals and projects they are working on.

Mr. Hari Lamba is a leader in Global Warming issues and has published a book and presented many talks on this topic in many venues.  He is active in the Livelihoods Committee of IDCA and is planning a solar lighting project in rural India.  He will di scuss his project and solicit support for this project which will improve lives of the poor.        

Moderator: Rajaram/Viswesh Durga

Call Dr. Rajaram at 630-915-6176 or Tim Somers at 630-235-7617 with any questions.       

Mr. Hari Lamba has organized a dinner program at India House, Oak Brook, at 5:30 pm, and IDCA requests all attendees to come to the dinner and support IDCA’s solar lighting project with generous donations.  

Contact: Porus Dadabhoy,  Metropolitan Chicago for more details


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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