Show to America we care!!
We simply want to bring all people of Indian origin who migrated to US together for one common cause. Let us see how much money we can raise and donate it to various charities in US. Many of us individually donate money to charities including temples & mosques and there seem to be no direction in giving. Instead if we give fixed amount of money (one dollar a day per an earning member of family since we came to US) then we can distribute this systematically based on the needs at a particular time. As we all know our priorities for work change every year. Some years we have more natural disaster relief work than others. Based on the needs of time, we will allocate and distribute the money gathered to top grade charities. We determine top grade charities based on two important elements. We depend on data published by American Institute of Philanthropy, Guide Star and many other institutions involved in rating charities. We also depend on donor surveys carried out from time to time. Every time we distribute the funds to charities, we write a letter that this is a gift from people of Indian origin to America.
Deal with local issues where our children are growing
Stop exploiting America and do something for others
We all know that life America is not all that rosy like what we thought before boarding a plane to US for the first time. It involved struggle. Sometime we lost our jobs, our businesses. We continued our journey cursing America and admiring India. Years passed. We never realized when we got green card, duel citizenship, first home, college graduation for kids, rental properties. We did it. We all did it. And it is time to do something for this great country which gave us a chance.
There are so many issues we are facing in America today. We have issues which affect our own neighborhood, our own communities like unemployment, drugs, rising crimes, healthcare etc. We have issues which affect the whole nation like natural disasters. Don’t you think we need to do something for this country?
There is common perception that individually we are excellent performers. But if we come together, we fall apart. It is all because of our egos. If we just keep our ego aside, respect each others viewpoints and work for a common purpose, then possibly we can create even bigger charity than even Bill Gates. Even if we have achieved so much in life, many times just because our luck supported us, we conveniently forgot to take care of issues around us. We never mixed freely with other communities. That is why we remained alienated from mainstream social life. We always found faults with American system but never really appreciated positive aspects of American culture like volunteering, giving something back to society. We are highest paid class in America but how many of us have charity deduction on their income tax return? Let us do something together. If we are able to raise enough money, it will be great achievement and our contribution to improve health of society around us.
Let us work together. Don’t we all say “I need to do something different in my life”….here is your CHANCE.