AVSAR Newsletter - April         
Avsar India

Avsar Newsletter

Alliance of Volunteers for Service, Action, and Reform
(AVSAR is an AAPI and Foundation for Global Understanding partner.)

   April  2007                                                                       DATE: 15-04-2007

Let the world recognise your work, Make best use of opportunity

 with AVSAR's Volunteer program. 

AVSAR has provided a whole  new experience to its volunteers and

 know how the team members  have struggled to make it a success

“My Personal Journey"                        by Shilpi Mehta, M.D

Shilpi S Mehta, MD is a PGY 3, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She Volunteered with AVSAR and CCDT in February 2007. She can be reached at shilpism@yahoo.com


Arrival in Mumbai is an assault on the senses.  The classically Indian smells of spice, sweat, and earth, intermingle in a way that stays with you always.  As you walk off of the air-conditioned jet, the scent evokes memories from previous visits that tumble forth from your subconscious, and your skin is instantly damp from the sticky, warm air.  You look around and everything seems more colorful and more disorganized.  You hear languages that sound somewhat familiar but much more musical in intonation.  This is the experience of my arrival in Mumbai in January of 2007.  I came with 2 suitcases full mostly of toilet paper, snacks, and medications, and an aspiration to accomplish something in four short weeks.

Read Complete Article.


Are you interested in helping out with the Kid4Kids program? You can help raise funds to send packages for the children served by our partner Volunteers in the US are launching it in schools, youth groups, and college groups. To know more, send a blank email to KiD4KIDSsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.


Online Donations

AVSAR Now Accepting Your Generous, Tax-Deductible Contributions!

The U.S. dollar goes VERY FAR in India. So far, we have received donations for $5, $5,000 and even a grant for $15,000, but to reach our goals for 2006-2007 we need to raise $80,000.

                If AVSAR is able to accomplish its goal, more than 15,000 people will be affected by the innovative SERVICE provided by our hard-working volunteers. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible, so we hope you’ll get out your check
books and start writing today. Please scroll to the bottom for our address and other contact information, or visit http://www.avsarindia.com/Donate.htm

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