Members of the Surya team that helped raise funds for the world’s largest NGO-run meal program, the charity serves over 1.3 million children in rural India freshly prepared, nutritious meals every day
Home accessory solutions brand Surya, reported that it recently raised money for the life-changing Akshaya Patra organization through it’s own “Miles for Meals” program. The world’s largest NGO-run meal program, the charity serves over 1.3 million children in rural India freshly prepared, nutritious meals every day. For many of them, the Akshaya Patra provided lunch might be their only complete meal for the day. This work also acts as a powerful incentive for parents to keep their children in school.
Surya became involved with the organization earlier in 2012, donating $250,000 – helping to provide thousands of children with healthy meals for an entire year. Surya President, Satya Tiwari decided to use an upcoming local race to further this worthwhile cause. He and a team of Surya employees, all running in the Atlanta AllState Half-Marathon enlisted the help of family, friends, customers and the local community in raising donations for their program – which they’ve dubbed “Miles for Meals.” The group was able to raise over $29,000 – exceeding their initial goal by over $4,000. These valuable donations will in turn, help the organization to feed 1,941 children over the coming year.
“I want to personally thank all of those who donated their time and money towards this amazing cause. Growing up in northern India, I saw the desperate need that still exists in so many communities for the healthy food and educational opportunities that can so easily be taken for granted,” says Tiwari.
The program continues its efforts and anyone interested in placing a donation or learning more about the work of Akshaya Patra is invited to get started on Surya’s Miles for Meals site: http://www.razoo.com/story/Suryamilesformeals
Now moving into its 36th year in the home fashion industry, Surya is a vertically integrated manufacturer of fashion-forward area rugs and home accessories. Known for its innovative designs and progressive business practices, the company capitalizes on its expert understanding of the latest trends in apparel and interior design. The company interprets these styles across each of its product lines – blending thoughtfully crafted combinations of color, pattern and texture. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, New York and Tupelo.
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