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Join us for a night of exquisite cuisine, fine wine, priceless auction items and lively music to support survivors of domestic vilence.

Thursday, April 16, 2009
6:00 - 10:00pm
Great Hall, Union Station
210 South Canal Street, Chicago
Entrance between Clinton and Canal



Asia 21

Young Leaders Initiative, Tokyo,

Nov 14 - 16

Monday, February 4th, 20088

Taj Mahal, Agra, India


~ Downriver Gala Afterparty ~
October 2nd 2007 at Rubin Museum of Art

On October 2, 2007, RMA is celebrating its third anniversary with a gala event. As part of this celebration, the evening will include an after-party with open bar, desserts, and dancing to both spectacular live music and a world-class DJ. This event will become a Museum tradition and a must-attend in New York!

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Place: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street near 7th Ave

For more information or questions, please contact:
The JFM Group at (212) 921-9070 ext 12 or via email at downriver@thejfmgroup.com

(A portion of table and ticket purchases are tax-deductible; amounts will appear in your acknowledgement letter.)





Cooking for Life

Art Exhibition

Inspired By Vikas's Life


Artist brahma


Wearneart Productions


Noche De Galeria

“Gallery Night”

A Show to benefit


 Opening Reception

Thursday Sept. 21ST 2006

4 to 9 pm

446 West 36TH Street

(Btwn 9th & 10th Ave.)

 *Open Wine Bar * Live Music

*Culinary Delights By Vikas

*No Credit Cards

For More Info. Email:



"The Living Pyramids Tour" is the first of a series of culinary events presented by World Chefs "Cooking for Life," a non-profit organization founded by Chef Vikas Khanna, whose mission is to bring the world together through food.

July 20th, 2006

Oberoi Mena House

Cairo, Egypt

for more info, visit

May 19-21, 2006
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Sumita Sheth


Art Beyond Borders

Friday, Decemebr 9th, 2005

A one of a kind art exhibition featuring New York City's premier artists to

benefit South Asian Earthquake Victims Relief...

Habitat for Humanity

Downtown Loft ~ 34 Cliff Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038

for directions    



New York Chefs Cooking for Life ~ Gulf Coast Relief

Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 for an evening of fine food and entertainment to benefit the Gulf Coast Hurricane Victims.

100 % of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Save the Children.

  Save the Children USA

Food will be provided by top New York City Chefs.

Save the Children    203.221.4161

New York Chefs 

Cooking for Life        866.543.2781              

Special Thanks to our dear friend

Vitaly Kurbatsky



New York Chefs Cooking for Life ~ Katrina Relief Event

NYCCL - EventJoin us on Friday, September 16th, 2005 for an evening of fine food to benefit the Victims of Katrina Hurricane, hosted by Vikas Khanna, New York's premiere chef. This event will be take place at Tandoor Palace located in the heart of the financial district in Manhattan.
 Support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund Today!
Food will be provided by top New York City Chef.

Through this humanitarian effort we will raise money to help families who lost dear ones and their homes. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to American Red Cross.

New York Chefs Cooking for Life ~ Tsunami Relief Event

Fulbright Art Auction


Wall Street Rising


Wall Street Rising's mission is to restore vibrancy and vitality to Lower Manhattan. The organization's goal is to promote the area as a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week destination for businesses, residents, employees, and visitors by creating and implementing community programs that plant new seeds for the neighborhood's economic, residential and cultural growth.




Nearing eleven years since the start of its operations in the slums of Mumbai in 1994, Pratham has reached over a million children so far, consistently reaching over 200,000 children over the last few years through pre-school, in-school and out-of-school programmes all aimed at achieving our mission.
                              Every Child in School..... and Learning Well

Pratham started in the slums of Mumbai in 1994, as a result of the vision of a couple of committed individuals! The two, after much deliberation, decided to tackle the problem of education headlong. They could see only one way of correcting this problem and that was to involve the people of Mumbai to help the government in its quest of universalizing primary education. UNICEF parented the birth of Pratham and continued fostering it for the next three years. A Public Charitable Trust was accordingly formed by the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai together with the association of several prominent citizens of the city.

Taste of Tribeca


Lower Manhattan denizens will get a chance to sample the fare of more than 50 neighborhood restaurants and food purveyors when the ninth annual Taste of Tribeca  festival is held on Saturday, May 17. The event, which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson    Taste of Tribeca, this SaturdayStreets, raises money for arts programs at the nearby Public Schools 150 and 234.

For $40, attendees can choose up to six tasting plates -- sampling salads, sandwiches, and signature dishes from leading area restauranteurs. In many cases there will be the opportunity to meet the chefs behind the culinary creations.

Taste of Tribeca also features storytelling, face painting, and other activities for children, a variety of musical entertainment for adults, plus neighborhood walking tours.

In the event of rain, festivities will take place at P.S. 234, located at Greenwich and Chambers Streets.


Just One Break


Just as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Ray Charles, James Thurber, Marlee Matlin and many others prove that being disabled does not preclude being the best, Just One Break helps people with disabilities turn their dreams of meaningful employment into the reality of financial independence.

Our mission is to find competitive employment for people with disabilities through partnerships with companies in all industries.

By bringing together the area’s leading employers and qualified applicants
to help meet or exceed business expectations, JOB breaks down the barriers faced by individuals with disabilities and helps them lead independent lives.
JOB matches skilled candidates with leading corporations in all industries.


Special Olympics


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Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There is no charge to participate in Special Olympics.


Prerana ~ India


Prerana was founded as a 'not for profit' voluntary organisation in September 1974. The founders, a group of committed profesional social workers, gave expression to their vision and drive through voluntary action. Through the use of their knowledge, skills and resources, they created partnerships with people from under-priviledged communities - by establishing a dialogue, generating enthusiasm, organising and strengthening capacities of local volunteers for planning, implementing and monitoring programmes facilitating their own and their communities' development.
In 1983, Prerana became an associate of the Washington based voluntary organisation CEDPA (Centre for Development and Population Activities). Supplementing it's resouce base with this association, Prerana forged ahead for expansion of outreach services, training and technical assistance in Program design and management to other NGO's.

Our special Thanks Karan Sandhu

View Finder


Join the ViewFinder staff and either Dr. Lynne Noon or Dr. Robert Kanocz for our informative, monthly low vision lecture. On the last Thursday of every month, at both Viewfinder locations, you will learn how to improve your vision so that you may read, enjoy your hobbies, and maintain your independence. You will be able to address your specific vision problems and learn about the techniques and technologies available to improve your vision and quality of life. There will be hands-on demonstrations and refreshments will be served. Please call for a reservation, as seating may be limited.


Spoons Across America


Spoons Across America Our Mission Statement
Spoons Across America™ is the source for children’s culinary education. We provide information and programs about food and nutrition for schools, families, and community organizations.



City Meals on Wheels


Citymeals-on-Wheels hand-delivers meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers on weekends, weekdays, holidays, and times of emergency - times when many vulnerable seniors would otherwise go without food. 

One in four elderly New Yorkers is living alone, too poor to buy food, or too frail to shop and cook. Home-delivered meals allow them to keep their independence and dignity while remaining in their own homes and neighborhoods.

Citymeals delivers more than two million meals each year to vulnerable elders who have nowhere else to turn. There are over 17,000 frail New Yorkers who rely on this lifeline of food and human company, and the need is growing every day.


Missionaries of Charity


"There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them." - Mother Teresa

Thousands are people are fed every year at the legendary soup kitchens of Mother Teresa's in Bronx. Their are also summer day camps from June 27th to July 28th.


City Harvest

City Harvest, a non-profit organization founded in 1981, is the world's oldest and New York's only food rescue program.

Millions of pounds of good, edible food are thrown away each year by New York City food businesses. At the same time, an estimated 1.6  million people are hungry, one third of them children. City Harvest is the link between those who have so much and those who have too little.

This year, City Harvest will rescue over 19 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry - including restaurants, manufacturers, wholesalers, greenmarkets, hotels, corporate cafeterias, grocery stores and farms - and deliver it to more than 800 community food programs throughout the five boroughs using a fleet of 18 trucks and volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.


God's Love We Deliver


GLWDGod's Love We Deliver, our mission is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients and families, care providers and other service organizations. All of our services are provided free of charge.


Visions at Selis Manor


VISIONS is a nonprofit agency that promotes the independence of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

Lectures are given to people with visual disabilities to understand the different flavors and aromas of different herbs and spices based on Chef Khanna's researches on Vision of Palate.


Art Education for the Blind


When entering an art museum the sighted population often takes for granted the ability to examine, admire, or even be shocked by the abundant variety of visual images that we encounter. But what about the blind or visually impaired; are they forever excluded from experiencing art because of their inability to see?

Museums have come a long way to accommodate the disabled. Wheelchair access has improved and many museums offer signing tours for the deaf. But the blind population cannot see, and therefore must rely upon their other senses, such as touch, to experience the world around them.


Food Bank for New York City


The Food Bank For New York City, Food For SurvivalAs the primary link between the Food Bank and our network of more than 1,200 community food programs, Agency Services helps ensure that food programs have the technical assistance and support to feed New York's hungry. The division's responsibility includes administering government and private grants, educating programs about food safety and nutrition, monitoring programs and mobilizing them on public policy issues.


Save the Children


Save the Children USASave the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 100 countries to ensure the well-being of children


Child Relief and You ~ India


CRY America is Child Relief and You America, Inc., a non-profit organization registered in the USA that works towards restoring basic rights to underprivileged children, especially Indian.

Events are an integral part of CRY America. It is a platform to raise awareness about our work with children and enables each one of us to participate in this movement for child rights. To know more check the forthcoming events. You could even volunteer for events in your city.




The Akansha Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission to impact the lives of less privileged children in India, enabling them to maximise their potential and change their lives.

If we believe that our future lies in the hands of our children, this presents a staggering problem. In Mumbai alone, 2.3 million children live in the slums and on the streets. Akanksha exists to give its children the education, training and skills to change their lives

A strong educational foundation will help equip children for a better future.


Project Hope ~ Africa


The name Health Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) is reflected in its mission:

It is Project HOPE's mission to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs, conducting health policy research, and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need; thereby contributing to human dignity, promoting international understanding, and enhancing social and economic development. The essence of Project HOPE is teaching; the basis is partnership.

Identifiable to many by the S.S. HOPE, the world's first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now conducts land-based medical training and health care education programs on five continents, including North America.


The Tibet Relief Fund


The Tibet Relief Fund, the charitable arm of the Tibet Society, was the first charity to support the Tibetan people in exile.Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, thousands of Tibetan refugees crossed the Himalayas on foot, following His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama into exile.The Tibet Relief Fund was founded to provide valuable support in the form of food, clothing and medical aid to Tibetan refugees, and continues to work to alleviate the poverty experienced by Tibetans both in exile and inside Tibet. To date the Tibet Relief Fund has financed £3 million worth of vital projects like construction of schools, medical centres, libraries, water projects and many more.



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