December 2012
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"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

 
-Mother Teresa
From the Founder

What a year 2012 has been! This was a pivotal year for Baal Dan and for me. I resigned from my job in advertising after 13 years to be able to spend more time on Baal Dan and focus on humanitarian/communications consulting. I just spent 5 weeks in Africa where I volunteered for World Vision International in Ethiopia, which was an amazing experience.

It has been an exciting year and one of great accomplishment and impact for the charity and that is all thanks to YOU - our team, board members, volunteers and donors. It is through your generosity that we have been able to impact the lives of so many children. In 2013, we have big plans and goals to expand Baal Dan to new countries and help even more children.

My warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year!

Dhanyavaad = Thank You

 

Tanya Pinto

Tanya@baaldan.com

Grants Made in 2012

Baal Dan has audited over a hundred NGO's, charities, and grassroots projects all over India. Our extensive searches, rigorous selection criteria and ongoing due diligence had led us to fund a selection of outstanding and diverse grantees who work tirelessly to improve the lives of some of the world's poorest children. Each year, we select grantees using a number of criteria and each year we decide as a team and in collaboration with our Grantee partner how best to maximize the funds that we give.
Here is a list of the grants we are making in 2012/2013.

2012 Grants Table FInal
Special Thanks

Baal Dan is a unique charity that is almost 100% run by volunteers so that our administrative costs are kept to a minimum. In 2012, we would like to sincerely thank all our amazing volunteers for their dedication.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEERS
Upcoming in 2013

Baal Dan Wednesday Info Nights in January

Would you like to volunteer to be part of the Baal Dan Dallas Chapter? We need volunteers that will help us with events, fundraising and social media campaigns as well as web development. Learn more about Baal Dan and our goals for 2013.

 

6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Wednesday, January 9:

Starbucks Uptown (2801 Allen St - next to iFratelli Pizza)

Wednesday, January 16:

Starbucks West Village (3699 McKinney Avenue - @ West Village Shops)

Wednesday, January 23:

Starbucks Addison (5000 Beltline Road @ Beltine/Tollway)

Wednesday, January 30:

Starbucks Richardson (101 West Campbell Road @ Campbell & 75)

 

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Baal Dan India Trip 2013

Hosted by Baal Dan Charities and Project Mala

Monday, February 25 to Sunday, March 3, 2013

Experience a life-changing trip to India by volunteering for Baal Dan. During this one week trip you will get to volunteer and teach English language skills to Tibetan refugee orphans in Delhi and experience a Baal Dan Kids Day, and help foster the Baal Dan school through teaching English, planting crops and many other much needed tasks. Bring a friend and experience the wonder of India. This will be a trip that changes your life! For more information and to officially register, email tanya@baaldan.com by December 31, 2012.

Please Donate. Contributing to Baal Dan before December 31st will help homeless children with education, shelter, and food while guaranteeing total tax deductibility. Many donors throughout the US are increasing their charitable donations in 2012 while they are deductible for sure for those who itemize. Thank you!

Please make your tax-deductible donation to help children in need! 

Dhanyavaad = Thank you

 

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Annual Sunny Campaign

Special thanks as always to Lena and Royce Sunny for their fundraising efforts for Baal Dan. This year they raised over $22,000 through an email campaign! In the last five years through their hard work they have helped to raise over $130,000 for the charity. You have our eternal gratitude.

Special thanks as always to our sponsors 

Blue Mesa Northpark 

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Dream Cafe!

 
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