Share-a-smile Chicago organizes a fund-raiser to benefit a senior citizen project

Chicago IL: Share a Smile Chicago is a registered non-profit, charity organization with a 501C status. It has a unique global vision to share and give back to the less privileged seniors by identifying those who are most vulnerable and underserved, first within the Barrington community and then reaching out to a wider area.

Share-a-smile Chicago works in conjunction with BACOA (Barrington Area Council for Old Age) to deliver a hot and nutritious meal to support home-bound seniors and people with disabilities, allowing them to live independently in their own homes, with dignity and self-respect.

We also organize a monthly luncheon hosted by one of the 13 committee members for a group of seniors so that they can meet up socially. During these luncheons we usually have a guest speaker, musician or play a game of bingo. These get-togethers are stimulating and help our senior citizens foster connections with their peers and have some fun.

Once a year, Share-a-smile Chicago organizes a fund-raiser to benefit a senior citizen project. In the preceding years our fundraisers have contributed to a senior home called Sukhdam, located on the outskirts of Dehli, India; to welfare projects in Africa; to an international eye care foundation in India; and and flood relief in Haiti

Description of Fund-raiser
This year we are holding our annual fund-raiser on March 16, 2013 at India House Banquet Hall in Schaumburg. We are bringing Dan Nanian, a stand-up comedian, who used to open for Russell Peters and has performed for President Obama. There will also be colorful international dances from China, India, Middle-East and Mexico performed by talented young dancers. In addition to this there will be a wonderful family-style dinner prepared by the accomplished chefs of India House Banquets. There will also be exciting raffle prizes. All this is available for $70 per person and $35 for children between the ages of 5-12. Children under the age of 5 are free.

We value the vision that no activity or amount is too small, by providing the community a platform to bring their resources together to make a difference. We believe we owe it to our seniors.

Share a smile members can be contacted at the following numbers:
Sushma Bhanot (224) 828-5261
Tina Khurana (847) 814-3175
Sunaina Reddy (630) 865-7868,
Deepa Bharaj (847) 840-3472

Captions for each photograph:
01. With our seniors at our Share-A-Smile Lunch organised every month
02. Sushma Bhanot, Deepa Bharaj, Ritu Singh & Tina Khurana with our visiting guest speaker Sherrie Gearheart and seniors Dr (Mrs) Khurana and Mr & Mrs Ahuja at the Seniors’ Luncheon in Jan 2013
03. Current committee of Share-a-smile Chicago Back row standing (L to R)Priyanka Sublok, Neelam Bhardwaj, Ritu Singh, Tina Khurana, Sunaina Reddy, Vandana Walia Seated front row: Rajni Asija, Sushma Bhanot, Deepa Bharaj and Trupti Kuvadia Missing in the picture are: Meenakshi Mehta and Dipti Thakkar
04. Playing bingo with the seniors at BACOA (Barrington Area Council of Old Age)