Hello angels! A new blog post featuring the events of the season, the much-talked about ASHRAYA PROJECT and CULTURE SHOCK! Ashraya is an organization based in India which operates with the purpose of providing aid to Indian children in need and abused women through the implementation of various projects.
From the organization’s website:
“Ashraya”, meaning ‘Shelter’ has brought hope and love into the lives of several hundred children and women, over many years. Founded and registered in 1982, the Bangalore based organization is dedicated to finding solutions for children within the frame work of their own biological families, or in adoptive homes. Initially, the organization’s main function was to work with and rehabilitate destitute, poor and abandoned children. It has now extended its services to the family as a whole.”
As is true in so many nations throughout our world, the quality of care for institutionalized children suffers due to lack of resources and financial support. When founded, Ashraya’s purpose was to improve the quality of care for these children.
The organization operates under the firm belief that such institutions are best only as temporary placement for children, and adoption has become a large piece of Ashraya’s mission. Through the important work done here, hundreds of children are placed with their forever families and are able to enjoy happiness and a bright future.
Education is highly valued by Ashraya, and that is why the organization also supports endeavors to provide schooling to children who would not otherwise be able to learn to read and write.
By helping children lead safe, happy lives and providing them with the important tools that a solid education can bring, Ashraya continues to improve the world, one young life at a time.
So many designers, creators, builders and models from all over the grid are throwing in a helping hand for this worthy cause! For example, here I am going to show off the amazing “Phula” gown created just for the ASHRAYA Project by the amazing Mami Jewell of AZUL fame!
A worthy cause and an amazing gown, you cannot go wrong, ladies and gents! From the sweeping collar to the peek-a-boo cuts of the full skirt, this gown screams elegance and sass and you can bet you will be a standout for sure at any formal event! Here I paired it with the headpiece “Where is my mind?” and the “Nubia” goatee from Finesmith and the color play works amazingly well! But that means nothing if you dont look good on the inside and the only way to do that is to help others where you can so please make sure to donate what you can where you can!
Plans are currently underway for this exciting event which opened on May 5, 2012, with a KICKOFF CELEBRATION PARTY and two FASHION SHOWS featuring a live showcase of exclusive items which will be available at the FASHION FAIR running from May 6 until June 4. Each vendor participating in the fair has agreed to offer at least one exclusive item, and the full proceeds for these exclusive items will be donated to Ashraya.
Throughout the month, we are planning various live performances for your enjoyment, and the event will close with the ART EXPO from May 28 until June 4, at which exclusive artistic creations from many talented artists on the grid will be featured and even available for purchase. An ongoing raffle will also run during the event at which participants can win a variety of prizes ranging from personal styling sessions to photo shoots.
Our event will be held at two sims which have been graciously donated to us by BONAIRE ESTATES, and we are excited to be partnering with them for what promises to be an incredible project. The LM of the sims will be sent soon! See you there!