Monday, May 28, 2012

The Ashraya Project Art Expo

The Ashraya Art Expo is opening noon today and will be open from May 28th to June 4th, 2012, featuring the works of 34 talented photographers, painters, sculptors and digital artists. All artwork is for sale at this event and 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit The Ashraya Project.


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.

Read Ashraya success stories here:

For more information, please visit the following sites:

The Ashraya Project


Neelbagh Rural Residential School

The Ashraya Project Team

Anna Sapphire

Team Members
Arialee Miles
Carley Benazzi
Daniele Eberhardt
Jax Aster
Kay Fairey
Leah McCullough
Xandrah Sciavo


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