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May 8, 2012 > Indo-American Charity Ball

Indo-American Charity Ball

By Mekala Neelakantan

Saturday, May 12, Indo-Americans for Better Community (Indo-ABC) will host the Ninth Annual Indo-American Charity Ball at the Hilton Newark/Fremont. Created by Dr. Rakesh Sharma as a way of serving and providing aid to the local community, the Indo-American Charity Ball has become a highly-anticipated Tri-City event.

Indo-ABC was founded by Sharma in the year 2000. Since its inception, this non-profit organization has strived to share and express Indo-American culture and values through services to the community and charitable donations; its mission is to "serve and provide aid to homeless, poor, hungry, and needy families and individuals." All donations generated by Indo-ABC go directly to local charities. The Indo-American Charity Ball has been a very successful fundraiser each year. "For us charity starts at home and this is our home," said Sharma.

Each year, the Indo-American Charity Ball attracts over 300 guests and this year is no exception. For the past eight years, proceeds from the Charity Ball have contributed over $430,000 to Bay Area charities, including ABODE Services, Meals on Wheels, Kidango, Fremont Senior Center, Ohlone College Foundation, and Discovery Cove Children Center. This year, donations will benefit two charities: ABODE Services for shelter and support of those in need and Tri-City Health Center which provides health care services. Charity Ball contributions will underwrite equipment of a dedicated examination room at Tri-City Health Center for disabled and elderly patients.

At the event, attendees will feast on delicious food, both Indian and non-Indian, and be entertained by lively music and dance. In addition, Indo-ABC informational presentations from the selected local charities will be shown.

Tickets for the Indo-American Charity Ball are $60 per person or $600 for a table of ten. In addition, donors receive recognition for their donations through the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Event Sponsor programs. For questions call Rakesh or Ranjana Sharma at (510) 468-4680. To learn more about Indo-ABC visit, or call (510) 657-0396.

Indo-American Charity Ball
Saturday, May 12
6:30 p.m.
Newark/Fremont Hilton
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark
(510) 657-0396
Tickets: $60

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