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Indian community group to raise funds for poor

By Ians
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New York, Oct 22: A Chicago-based group, which works to promote the interests of the Indian community, will organise a dinner to raise funds for the poor in Lombard, a village in Illinois, on November 13.

The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) in Chicago will host a dinner at Viceroy of India Banquet Hall in Lombard to raise funds for group's 2016 charitable outreach programmes, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday.

Indian community to raise funds for poor

The primary objective of the event, named "Thanksgiving/Feed the Needy" dinner, is to mobilise the financial and professional resources of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) living in Chicago through networking activities to promote the interests of the Indian community in Chicago, the report said.

The fund raised by the event will be used to help two charities.

A donation to "SKY", a firm in Nepal that builds shelters for Nepalese people displaced by the recent earthquake, will be given.

Another donation will be given to Missionaries of Charity Chicago, a firm run by Mother Teresa's sisters that helps the poor and needy in Chicago.

GOPIO Chicago said that this fundraiser will help several homeless people in Nepal to get a shelter and several poor people in Chicago will get clothing and food.

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The fundraiser will also have entertainment programmes like Bollywood dance and DJ night. Key business and US political leaders will attend the fundraiser.

IANS

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