Fundraising to help those overseas come up with unique online auction items
A local charity called SODA that helps people with disabilities in South India is running an online silent auction and accepting donations this year due to the pandemic instead of hosting its annual fundraising banquet.
A local charity called SODA which helps people with disabilities in
The funds go to an organization called SAMUHA in
She had spent a year in Karnataka from 1994 to 1995, at the height of the polio epidemic.
As a physiotherapist,
She has returned year after year for about six weeks each time, but has not been able to do so since the Covid outbreak.
âSince polio was eradicated in
Its efforts directly fund SAMUHA’s Early Intervention Center for Disabled Children under 6 as well as SAMUHA’s Spinal Cord Injury Unit.
To help raise funds
There is a painting by Dr Rahul Hampole, an Indian dinner for 10, a weekend in a
The auction continues until Saturday, October 23 at 9 p.m.
“SAMUHA relies on these annual funds to carry out its programs”,
Hilary’s book Footsteps to Freedom describes the evolution of SAMUHA and SODA and follows some of the children with polio from infancy over a 25-year period to adulthood. It is available from Books & Co. in
View auction items online or donate anytime at www.samuha.ca or checks made payable to SODA can be mailed to SODA at