MG Road to host benefit for children of India

Press release:

MAY 7, 2017 – A BENEFIT EVENT AT MG ROAD FOR THE CHILDREN OF DHARAVI, INDIA


ASHEVILLE, NC, May 7, 2017 – HADAYA is currently raising money for a project that’s dear to their hearts. In the summer of 2015, Jennifer MacDonald travelled to the Dharavi area in Mumbai, India to bring much needed educational supplies to the Dharavi Community Center which provides opportunities in science, technology and art to almost 200 girls living in the slums. They continue to help support through their community grants program, which pays for two of the girls to attend University for a year.

To help raise funds, HADAYA has teamed up again with local restaurant Chai Pani and MG Road to host a ‘Taste of India’ benefit evening. “We’re always looking for ways to give to charities,” says Michael Files, brand director for Chai Pani Restaurant Group. “In this case, it’s really nice, because there are a lot of international charities, and people want to help people worldwide, but this is somebody we actually know.”

Chefs Meherwan Irani and James Grogan will prepare a bevy of Indian appetizers for people to taste and enjoy. During the evening, MacDonald and Bell will make a presentation on HADAYA’s recent work. There will be live music with Aditi Sethi (of Shantavaani) and Allen Roda playing traditional Indian folk and devotional music, lively Bhangra dance with Lisa Zahiya and friends, as well as an auction for a few select and exciting items – including a private home dinner and music concert with renowned chef Elliott Moss and musician Aaron Price. It’s guaranteed to be a very special evening!

HADAYA’s ‘Taste of India’ Benefit takes place Sunday, May 7, from 6:00p – 8:00p, at MG Road Lounge, 19 Wall St, Asheville. Tickets are $25 and include one drink (open bar also available), heavy appetizers, and entertainment. All proceeds benefit HADAYA. For details and tickets, visit hadaya.splashthat.com.

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