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September 23, 2009 > Hope for underprivileged artists

Hope for underprivileged artists

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By Courtesy of Susmita

They have the talent but lack resources. For struggling artists who live below poverty level and have no money to buy quality hand tools, a modest purchase or a humble donation can help increase their productivity and income while exposing their talent to the world.

Renaissance Now has taken a step forward to help underprivileged talented artists around the world to defeat poverty, the exploitation of human trafficking and assist artisan communities to develop sustainable income. The non-profit organization is holding its first fundraiser, "Starting Now."

Enjoy a romantic evening of music, dance and candlelight dinner, all for a wonderful cause. Live piano and vocal performances, exciting silent and live auctions will also be part of the event. The goal is to raise $10,000 to provide tools and training to underprivileged artisans and victims of human trafficking.

Those who would like to volunteer their time or make a financial contribution can contact Susmita at 510-304-0223. Donations of an art-kit, used art craft supplies and hand tools are also appreciated. Please ship art craft tools and supplies, in good usable condition to Renaissance Now, 41769 Trenouth Street, Fremont 94538.

Renaissance Now fundraiser
Friday, October 2
7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Palmdale Estates
159 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 304-0223
www.rennow.org

Tickets: $65 per person, $110 per pair and $500 for a table for ten

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