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Past fundraising activities of Sahaya International

Below is a sample of the variety of ways in which Sahaya volunteers have dedicated their time and efforts to raise awareness about our programs and raise funds to help the people overseas. Please note that this list is not complete; if you have an activity that you like to add, don't hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks again to all our volunteers and supporters!

“An Evening of Indian Dining and Entertainment”

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Davis, California

We thank everyone who made our event a big success.

We raised more than $11,000 to support our programs in India and Vietnam.

Indian dinner


Momentum Dance & Fitness FUNdraiser

When: Sunday December 5, 2016, from 2 to 5 pm


Momentum Dance and Fitness
2121 2nd Street, Suite 106-A, Davis CA 95616


Three hours of incredible dance demos and mini-classes given by Momentum's dance instructors. Come try Irish Dance, Bollywood, or Mexican Folklorico... and many more!

FREE ADMISSION, but donations are gratefully accepted. All donations go to Sahaya International.

Momentum Dance Fundraiser

We thank everyone who made our October 11, 2015 Sahaya Walks a success.

Sahaya Walks 2015

SAHAYA WALKS is a family-oriented annual event to celebrate that we can make a difference in the lives of HIV-infected children and orphans in the programs of Sahaya Internationall in developing countries. We do a very short walk, eat snacks, drink lemonade, listen to music, play fun games and listen to people share their hopes for an AIDS-free future. This is the 9th year we were having this event.

Currently our fundraising continues. You can still contribute online (click here) or mail a check, made payable to Sahaya International, to 1504 Portola Street, Davis CA 95616

To learn more, visit

Click below to see pictures of our event.

Sahaya Walks 2015 pictures


You are cordially invited to the 50th birthday party of
Sahaya's founder Koen Van Rompay
on June 27, 2015 at International House Davis

Koen's 50th birthday

Sahaya's founder, Koen Van Rompay is turning 50 years old soon....and we want to use that as an opportunity to celebrate "life" and "paying it forward" in a broader way: let's celebrate the lives of each and everyone of us, including our beneficiaries in developing countries.

Or as our Sahaya motto states:

"An act of kindness inspires,
Be a drop that creates a ripple".

It will be an evening filled with food, fun, games, music and dance! More details will be posted closer to the date.


When: Saturday June 27, from 6 to 10 pm

Where: International House Davis, 10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616

Tentative program:

- (Potluck) dinner: while we will already provide some snacks and drinks, feel free to bring a dish or drinks to share

- Short slide presentation by Koen

- Fun games for people of all ages (including very old games).

- A photo booth

- Music and dance of the past 5 decades

While your presence and friendship is already the most precious gift, if you like to give something in honor of Koen's birthday, then instead of a personal gift, Koen invites you to pay it forward by making a tax-deductible conttribution to Sahaya International Inc and/or International House Davis to support their programs.

To donate online for Sahaya, go to fundraiser/koen/50

or click on the logo below

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To donate online to International House, go to:
http:// fundraiser/koen/ internationalhouse

or click on the logo below

International House

Donations (cash, checks, credit card) are also accepted at the event.

Please note that Sahaya can also accept certain non-cash donations. To learn more go to

Let's help spread the ripple and invite your friends!
We hope to see you there!


Friday Sept. 26, 2014: DANCE party with "Sorta Like Heaven"

We thank everyone who attended and contributed to this fundraiser, which celebrated the music of the 80's with Yolo County's premiere Cure cover band: Sorta Like Heaven.

To learn more about the band, click here.

Sorta like heaven

Saturday February 15, 2014:

Colors of Divine Love:
A Musical Journey with Poet-Saints of India

A fundraiser concert for Sahaya International and International House Davis

Presented by  Vocalist:  
Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe



Arvind KansalArvind

Tabla: Ravi GutalaRavi
Harmonium: Vivek Datar

Prasad Bhandarkar


Manjira: Abhijit Jere

Devotional poetry of great saints, such as Kabir, Guru Nanak, Mirabai, Surdas, & Tulsidas, will be presented in the Hindustani Classical music tradition. The artiste Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe & her accompanists are accomplished musicians, who have performed widely in India and USA
Some excerpts from critical reviews of Jayanti’s concerts “…authentic elaboration of the raga” Navbharat Times, “..stunning transitions of notes … sweetness of melody … soulful ardor ”  India West.

Time: Saturday Feb. 15, from 7 to 9 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: International House Davis, 10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616

Snacks during intermission, including snacks provided by Preethi Indian Cuisine.

Preethi Indian Cuisine

Suggested donation: $15-$20 for adults, $10 for students

All proceeds of this event will be split equally between Sahaya International and International House Davis. As Sahaya International and International House Davis are 501(c)3 organizations, extra contributions are tax-deductible according to standard IRS rules.

Click on picture to download or view the flier (in pdf format)

Jayanti flier

Click on the picture below to download the program (in pdf format).




Word AIDS Day Ride


Our board member Elisabeth Sherwin is having a fund-raising yard sale. All the money raised will go to support the education of several orphans in Sahaya's programs in India.  

Location: 612 C Street, Davis, CA 95616

Do you want to donate items? We do not have a truck and cannot handle large pieces of furniture, but please drop off smaller items at 612 C St (a blue house with pumpkins on the porch). any time between now and Aug. 17.

We will have a lot of amazing items, so come check it out to get some good bargains and at the same time support a good cause. As several of Sahaya board members and key volunteers will be there, come meet and mingle with us. In case you haven't met us yet, we are a fun bunch!

Yard sale

A big thanks to Jayanth and Aditya Sundaresan who performed in Davis on August 6, 2013, and raised $140 for our programs in India!


We thank everyone who participated in Sahaya Walks 2012, which raised nearly $10,000 for our programs for HIV-infected children in India.


Sahaya Walks
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Davis, California

Because we care for HIV-infected children in India

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Andrew Corbett

Sahaya Benefit concert

Saturday September 15, Davis, California:

We thank everyone as this event raised $815 !!

  • Andrew Corbett & friends

  • Mudlark

Click here for more information


We thank everyone who supported the Sahaya benefit concert of Indian classical music by Ustad Shafaat Khan on February 26, 2011 at I-house Davis, via their donations and tremendous volunteer efforts.

We raised $1672 dollars for the construction of a 2nd level
on the Mother Teresa School in Southern India



We thank everyone who participated in our
Charity Work Days (December 10, 2010 and January 28, 2011):

Donations are continued to be accepted for this program until February 27.

So far, the Charity Work Days have raised already $ 1,660 for the construction of the much-needed 2nd level on the
Mother Teresa School of Periyakrishnapuram.

Instead of traveling to India and laboring and sweating under very hot conditions, you can help to construct the 2nd level by volunteering one hour to one day at your regular job! It's very simple.

Click here for more information on our Charity Work Day program.

school building

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We thank everyone who participated in

Hope Walks Davis 2010

hopewalks 2010

On October 17, 2010 Many people in Davis showed that rain, rain and more rain could not dampen our spirits. Our lively event showed that we truly care about HIV-affected children in India. A big ...THANKS to everyone! You are so inspiring! You are truly the best, and really what Hope Walks is all about.

We walked, played games, threw water balloons, ate snacks, drank mango lassi, wrote letters, and raised $5,917 to provide the infected children in our programs in India with hope for a future.

Click here to see many pictures of our 2010 event or to learn more.

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The banner made by children in Davis was taken to the children in India who are being helped by Sahaya International and our Hope Walks Davis event.

Mount Shasta Fundraiser for the construction of the Jawahar Matriculation School

From June 18-2, 2008, to help raise the funds for this school, a team of 3 (Ramin Yazdani, Lauren Vaage and Koen Van Rompay) climbed Mount Shasta in California this past week (June 18-21). They made it to approximately 13,000 feet (very close to the summit of ~14,000 feet) before rapidly changing weather conditions with extremely strong wind gusts forced them to retreat to avoid further danger. The same evening, a lot of lightning was visible in the skies (which led to many forest fires in the region).
A more complete picture story of our trip can be seen at this link (and click then on "slide show"):

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Shasta adventure


  • On June 3, 2006, we had a fun dinner and entertainment evening in Davis to raise money to construct an urgently needed building for the Periyakrishnapuram school (click here).

dinner Rochelle Frank-Bobell and her friends organize dinners for their friends, and the proceeds are used to sponsor orphans in India. dinner
On Sunday, May 4, 2003, the Belgian Club of Northern California hosted a fundraiser and invited Koen Van Rompay to give a slide presentation about Sahaya International. Money was collected and cards were sold to support the children programs in India. In addition, on September 25, 2004, on November 19, 2005, and on November 25, 2006, the Belgian Club hosted three times a special "Belgian Beer and Friet/Fries" fundraiser event in Hayward, California. The event was well attended and in addition to the legendary good food and beer, a silent auction was held with many art items, books and household items donated by club members. The proceeds went to 3 charities, including Sahaya International.
Patrick picture of silent auction
gospel justice committee members In 2004, the Gospel Justice Committee of the St. James Parish in Davis also became closely involved with Sahaya International, and has been raising money on a continuous basis to help our program overseas. In addition, several committee members have become dedicated sponsors of Indian children through our orphan sponsorship program .
students Students Against Global AIDS (SAGA) is a group of students from the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and the University of Maryland Medical School. The group, led by Tara Raviprakash, raised HIV awareness to their fellow students and raises money for Sahaya's HIV programs. students
In the Summer of 2005, several teams of friends organized yard sales in Davis, and the proceeds were donated to Sahaya International. Innovative ways were used to attract passing people to come and take a look at some incredible deals! yard sale
yard sale yard sale
yard sale yard sale
On May 6, 2006, the GSA club of Davis organized a picnic, with lots of good food, entertainment (songs, skits) and a silent auction. All proceeds went towards Sahaya International's fundraising efforts for the Mother Teresa school in India. students students

On March 10, 2001, the schools of the St. Jacob parish in Borsbeek, near Antwerp (Belgium) did a major fundraising event to remember Lent: students and their family and friends went on a 10 km walk or a 30 km bike ride. Thanks to sponsorship, approximately 219,000 Belgian Franks (approx. $ 4,800) was raised to help the educational programs for children in the rural villages in India. Please (click here) to see photographs of this event.






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