In 2011, Annie Stebbins, Ellen Reilly, and Jody Peterson (Grif & Casey’s mom) established Women in India, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide a safe living and teaching environment for the underprivileged young girls of the slums of India.
With their partner in India, TL Reddy, they established a girl’s youth hostel in Hyderabad where the students can live out of harm’s way. They reside in the hostel and are fed three meals a day, learn basic skills of self-care and are educated. Donations cover rent for the home, electricity, water, groceries, tuition, transportation, textbooks, school supplies, uniforms, shoes, medicine, doctor’s fees and salaries for a cook, matron, and laundress.
Click here to donate and learn more about Women in India.
A la PBS Pledge Drive, here is what we are prepared to do for our donors:
$20 – Name on the Website
$25 – Name on the Website AND We’ll Pay You a Compliment
$26 – Name on the Website AND We’ll Pay You a Compliment AND We’ll Mean it
$50 – Postcard From Somewhere Along the Route
$80 – Kitschy Souvenir From Somewhere Along the Route
$100 – We’ll Put Your Name On The Bus
$200 – We’ll Send You an 8×10 of Your Name On The Bus With Our Thanks
$400 – We’ll Make a Shrine to You on The Bus (Picture, Sandalwood Incense, etc.)
$500 – We’ll Make A 2012 Wall Calendar For You
$1,000 – We’ll Make a Short Video Dedicated to You and Post in on Youtube
$2,500 – You Can Come For A Country
You’ll get all the gifts from lower donor tranches, too.
Women in India is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductable for Americans.