Subject: Kali Puja and Fire Relief drive on Oct 21st
Dated: Oct 20, 2017
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Dear Member,,

This weekend is our Kali Puja as well as Fire Relief drive for the North Bay residents affected by the fire.

Prabasi is going to set up a collection point at the Kali Puja venue on Oct 21st. We have made arrangements with Salvation Army to have these donations picked up from the puja premise itself so that it reaches those in need the quickest.

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We are also planning two Sunday group trips (10/22 and 10/29) to volunteer at stations managed by both Red Cross and Salvation Army. If you can join, please sign up during Kali Puja.

While our own children will enjoy the lights and fireworks, let us brighten the lives of the children in the shelter by donating Halloween costumes that they can use the following week.

You can help in these ways:
  • Cash and gift cards (from Target, Walgreen's, Walmart, etc.) of denomination less than $50 [so, if you are thinking of donating $100, give two gift cards of $50 each]
    • A tax-deductible donation of $60 will give a dinner coupon and a ticket for the June Banerjee show
  • Consumables
    • Essential emergency supplies - flash lights, batteries, phone chargers, Lysol wipes, gloves, etc
    • Diapers - both for kids and adults
    • Canned food with longer shelf-life
    • Medicines [OTC] and Vitamins
  • Clothes, shoes. PLEASE NOTE: only provide new undergarments
  • Card games, board games, books [Yes, games. during these stressful time, folks living in temporary shelter need relief]
  • Volunteer time
    • help the shelters serve food. Currently, each shelter is serving 3 meals a day to approximately 800-1000 people
    • sort the donation items pouring in so it is easy for the people needing help to collect

Kali Puja at Dougherty School 


Continuing on that festive mood, we will celebrate this year's Kali Puja on 
Saturday, October 21st at the Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon. Google Maps Direction 

Kali puja and anjali will be followed by dinner and an entertainment program featuring June Banerjee, winner of the prestigious WBFJA award and nominee for the Stardust & IIFA awards for playback singing. The cultural program is a ticketed event but free for Prabasi members. 

Please visit our website and Facebook page for more details and to book your tickets for guests if you are not a Prabasi patron/member this year.

 June Banerjee 
Winner of the prestigious WBFJA Award, for her original recordings in "Chirodini Tumi Je Amar", June Banerjee is known for her renditions of Tagore, Bengali and Hindi contemporary music. Her original song in "Chalo Dilli" also earned her the nomination of Best Playback Singer for STARDUST & IIFA awards. Worked wit Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Pritam, Bickram ghosh, Taufique Qureshi, Niladri Kumar, Louie Banks, and many more renowned stalwarts in various projects. She has performed all over the world in live concerts in a career spanning 7 yrs. She is performing in Kali Puja on 21-Oct-2017 at Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon



 Message from our sponsors 

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Hoping to see you at Kali Puja on Oct 21st.

- Bay Area Prabasi Team
Serving the Bengali Community for over 40 years...

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