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CITTA Gates of Ganesh benefit @ Chelsea Arts, Wednesday September 21, 2011

CITTA Gates of Ganesh: Party to Benefit Girls Education in India
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm

551 West 21st St, 3rd Fl
New York, NY

A Benefit Cocktail Party to Support Girls’ Education in India.

Join CITTA and friends on Wednesday, September 21, for a cocktail celebration to benefit girls in rural India through education and economic development. Featuring a sale of artists work on paper, photographs, and student drawings.

Tickets begin at $50 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music.


NOT ATTENDING but would like to contribute.

Hors d’ oeuvres by SushiSamba
Wine by The Naked Grape
Music by Oberon Sinclair – aka DJ Average

Host Committee

Christopher Barley
Tom Beale
Lina Bertucci
Mickey Boardman
Francesco Bonami
Sylvia Chivaratanond
Anne Collier
Barbara Corti
Paula Cooper
Valerie Cueto
Michael Daube
Keanan Duffty
Lia Gangitano
Matthew Higgs
Teri Jankowski
Geneva Jann-Lewis
Gianni Jetzer
Rose Lord
Piper Marshall
Josephine Meckseper
Alf Naman
Shirin Neshat
Sachin Patel
Robert Peacock
Richard Phillips
Jack Pierson
Kathryn Rashid
Lisa Spellman
Mari Spirito
Deepak Talwar
John Wells

Pre-register your RSVP to secure your is limited.

$50 Supplies new school books for five students.
$75 Provides three bicycles to long distance students.
$100 Pays a teachers salary (one month).
$180 Sponsors a student (one year, receive profile).
$250 Provides school supplies for all 350 students.
$500 Annual scholarship for highest ranked student.
$1,000 Provides uniforms for all 350 students.
$2,500 Fund a Grand Hall for the arts and a library.

Contributions can also be made securely through Paypal or by mail to:

PO Box 471
New York, NY 10113.

Visit Citta Events to see more on this and other Citta events.

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Our world faces political, economic, social, and environmental concerns unique to the 21st century. The divide between the rich and the poor is ever widening. Parents watch helpless, as their children die of starvation. Children watch their parents die of treatable diseases. The tragic combination of a lack of education, poverty and a shifting global climate elicits desperate measures.

Inflation threatens to undermine even basic food sources for families struggling to survive. We no longer see this on the television; we are now aware this desperation has the potential to reach our doorsteps. For people without access to medical care, a slight fever that has the potential to take their child’s life can and does eclipse anything and everything. We all share the same world and we all share in these events either through our action, indifference or judgment.

Citta, derived from the Sanskrit word for “mind” but more importantly, the mind associated with the “heart,” encourages the ability of everyone, through action, to make a positive difference and to know the joy that lightens one’s heart as well as the many hearts around the world. Once the daily fear with which people live is shed, they are more able to focus on opportunities, which offer hope for their futures. Once the necessity of proper medical care is fulfilled, people are able to think about tomorrow as well as their children’s futures and not just the immediacy of their situation.

Citta has developed a holistic and adaptable method we refer to as the HEED model (Health, Education and Economic Development). We connect with communities in some of the poorest and most remote areas of the world, taking into account the lack of access to proper healthcare and educational opportunities as well as weak or nonexistent economic development that can lead a community into a never-ending downward spiral. Citta works to remedy the specific needs of a community, to produce an environment of equanimity and stability and one that provides opportunities and a sense of initiative and pride in its inhabitants.

Join us in these efforts and see updates that will make you an active part in creating a stable world for all of us to share!


Michael Daube | Executive Director

Christopher Barley, MD | President
Elisabeth Turner | Treasurer
Laura Bullock | Secretary
Lina Bertucci
John Bessonette
Jody Gelfand
Robert Gelfand, MD
Teri Jankowski
Robert Peacock
Jonathan Vessey
Rob Warner, MD
Heidi White

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Citta is a registered charity in the USA, United Kingdom and Germany. A copy of Citta’s latest annual report may be obtained upon request from Citta or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn.: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. All donations are tax deductible.

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