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Sahaya International cordially invites you to:

“An Evening of Indian Dining and Entertainment”

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Davis, California

Please join us for an evening of fun and inspiration, and make a difference in the lives of families and children in India and Vietnam

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Indian dinner

Event info:


  • Indian gourmet dinner prepared by Mary Philip and her team of volunteers (including vegetarian option)
  • Live entertainment by Vietnamese and Indian students
  • Slide presentations about Sahaya's programs in India and Vietnam.
  • Silent and live auction; items include a 1 week Deluxe Ocean-view suite lodging package at the Fairmont Orchid resort in Hawaii, ethnic dinners delivered to your home, gift certificates for local businesses, gift baskets and much more.

(Fairmont Orchid Resort- click to see more details about the vacation package)

Location: St. Martin's Episcopal Church (640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis, CA 95616).

Time: Saturday September 9, from 6 to 9 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm).

All proceeds of the program will go toward these 2 programs:

All the costs of the dinner are underwritten by sahaya directors and volunteers! Therefore, 100% of ticket sales and your extra contributions will directly benefit the children and families overseas.

Tickets are $35 per person; a table of 8 is $250.

As we have limited capacity, we recommend you buy your tickets early. Any extra donation is tax-deductible according to standard IRS regulations.

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  • or mail a check to Sahaya International, 1504 Portola Street, Davis, CA 95616. Please include your e-mail address; we will have your tickets at Will-Call at the door.



Bronze Sponsor: University Imports Automotive

Friend Sponsor: Preethi Indian Cuisine, Davis Food Coop.

A big thanks to everyone who so far has donated items or services for our auction: Rita Schupp, The Chocolate House, Armadillo Music, Panera, Trader Joe’s, Akasha Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Francisco Moran & Pilar Alonso, Mary Loibl, Ramin Yazdani, Mary Philip, Mimi Jenkins, Grow-Ruhl Vineyard, Dr. Annette Fineberg & Dr. Sufen Chu.

Click here to see the September 6 article in the Davis Enterprise.

Other ways in which you can help:

  • Donate an item or service for our silent auction.

Contact auction coordinator Lonna at to discuss what you like to offer. Click here to download the form and further information. We hope to collect your item by August 29.

  • Become an official event sponsor.

Please know that many Davis residents will appreciate your gesture and will support your business for years to come! Your sponsorship will be noted in our program, on a poster displayed during the event, on our website and via social media, and in a letter to the editor acknowledging your support.

Please note: Sponsorship levels bronze and above include 8 tickets to the dinner event.

Click here to download the form.

    • Gold Sponsor ($5000) – includes all acknowledgements listed below, your banner at the event, and worksite presentation to employees by Director of Sahaya.
    • Silver Sponsor ($2500) – includes name on Sahaya website, in event program and plaque on a house in Vietman as donor
    • Bronze Sponsor ($1000) – includes name in program and on plaque at one of the beneficiary sites
    • Friend ($50 and above) – includes acknowledgement in program
  • Direct financial donation:

If you don't need any public acknowledgment or dinner tickets, and just want to make a direct donation to Sahaya International via check or credit card, click here to go to our general donation page or click on the button below.

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  • Volunteer:

If you like to volunteer before or at the event, please contact our volunteer coordinator Mimi at

  • Help to spread the word:

Tell your friends about Sahaya International and our event. An event flier can be downloaded here and distributed. You can also invite your friends to our event on Facebook:


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