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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: California Team Reply with quote

Dear All,

This section is to coordinate the localized relief efforts of the new California Chapter. We will of course continue to help with the fundraising efforts on the ADP national scale. All ideas are welcome and needed!

Thanks,

Mahjabeen
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am posting a message below from Yasir, president of the San Jose State Pakistani Students organization. It is an excellent event that they are putting together and would be a good opportunity to help with fundraising.

-Mahjabeen

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We would like ADP representatives to attend our Iftaar meeting. It is
on
October 18th, Tuesday at San Jose State University. I have attached the
details of the event in this email. We would like you to address the
gathering and possibly collect more donations in the process.

Please give us more details as to how the money will be utilized, by
which
NGO, in which areas.

Sincerely,

Yasir Khan
PSA SJSU
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine, Faheem Ahmed, just forwarded information on Hidaya foundation. They are collecting new/used warm clothes, blankets etc. We could start a collection drive. Hadiya foundation seems to have figured out how to deal with all the customs issues etc so they would be a good organization to donate supplies to.

Also we could organize a volunteer day and go help them pack and ship the items.

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Container Shipments
Send new and used in-kind donations to the earthquake affectees in Pakistan.

Drop off Location:
91 Montague Expressway, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)

Hours of operation:
We are open 7 days a week, 12 pm - 4 pm to for the Pakistan Earthquake Relief efforts

You can also mail your packages to:
1765 Scott Blvd, Suite 115, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
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Danish Saleem



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have fwd the match letter to a friend at Cisco who should be able to mail in to internal mailing list(s).
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Hasnain Rizvi



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the things I had in mind was to start planning for Eid events. There will be a lot of good opportunities during those days for fund raising.

1- Have a booth in Santa Clara Fair Grounds. I believe like last year this is where the eid festival is going to be held. I am not sure who the organizers for this event are, but we will be able to get a hold of them and hopefully they will give us a booth at minimum fee.

2- Have a booth at Chandni Raat in Fremont. Chandni Restaurant has this every year the night before the eid. A lot of people and a lot of vendors come that night. I will see if I can get a hold of one of the owners of Chandni restaurant for this.

Also lets brain storm on how we can have these Pakistani restaurants hold fund raising iftars for us.

I am invited to an iftar at a Pakistani restaurant this coming weekend. About 100+ people are going to be there. I am trying to come up with ideas to be able to raise some funds and/or give some exposure to ADP there.
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Ali Syed



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:48 am    Post subject: Local Volunteers Needed Reply with quote

Email from Essam of PakPrideLive.com. These guys are actively involved in relief efforts in terms of transporting goods to the earthquake victims. If you're interested in volunteering from your local area, please contact Essam Choudhary directly as to how you can help.

Essam Choudhary
780 975 3443
www.pakpridelive.com

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ASalam Alikum ,

Please forward this to those who may be interested.

Pak Relief needs volunteers in NYC, TOronto, Chicago, Edmonton, Vancouver, and any other city where People would like to send CLOTHES mainly BLANKETS(thick) and sleeping bags to Pakistan. We need volunteers to help with the collection, packaging and taking supplies to the drop zones. Please email myself ASAP with your name number and location if you would like to help. To webmasters, and leaders of organizations please tell your members about this and have them contact me asap.

We have so far assigned two managers to handle their regions, we may need more.

USA (NYC) Mrs. Samina Ahmad

CANADA (Toronto) Mr. Azam Farooqui

p.s. We have a team of doctors ready to roll. They recently set up field hospitals in the Gulf Coast for the Katrina relief. We're working hard to get them all their surgical supplies back and have them ready with their needed medical equipment, however we also need funding to fly them to Pakistan. Currently PIA, and the government of Pakistan are working on logistics for that, if you know of a business that could finance this trip, please contact me ASAP.


Essam Choudhary
780 975 3443
www.pakpridelive.com
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both the Chandni Raat and the Santa Clara options sound like good venues. We should discuss them and decide soon if we want to do that because we will need to move quickly to get all the materials ready.
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PAS (Stanford University) will be donating to the President's fund through ADP. They also wanted us to recommend any other organization that was working both in Pakistan and India.

I recommended AID India and Islamic Relief. Are there any other organization out there to recommend?

Please let me know.

Mahjabeen
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SHAHANA - SOUTH ASIAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT - Fri, Oct
14th
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Dear Friends,

In light of the tragic earthquake which struck South Asia this weekend

"Shahana" is converting this Fridays scheduled sitar recital in San
Francisco into a Benefit Event with all proceeds generated going
directly
to the victims. We have expanded the scheduled artist line-up are
happy
to collaborate with The Citizens Foundation. TCF is an outstanding
charitable Organization based in the US, which primarily focuses on
education in Pakistan, and is now focusing their efforts on immediate
disaster
relief for the victims. Special thanks to the Yoga Society of San
Francisco for providing the venue for this event. Concert details and
links
to The Citizens Foundation website are included below. Please try and
attend to show support, and also please forward this announcement on
to
all those who you think may be willing to help in this time of need.

SOUTH ASIAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT
Friday October 14th 8:00pm $10 suggested ticket donation
The Yoga Society Of San Francisco
2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 (415) 285-5537
event info (650) 224-3072

Featuring traditional performances of classical music and dance from
Pakistan and India:

"Shahana" presents
Evening Ragas, Tabla Lehara (solo tabla), Kathak dance performance and
more:

Kamal Haider - Sitar
Ferhan Najeeb Qureshi - Tabla
Gautam Tejas - Violin
Sonia Mann -Kathak
Rami Ziadeh - Percussion
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

For details about The Citizens Foundation or to make a donation Please

visit:
http://www.thecitizensfoundation.org/relief_fund/index.htm

Our friends at Dhamaal SF (bay area artist collective) have also
offered half off tickets to whomever attends this Benefit Concert for
their
event at the DNA lounge later the same evening. Dhamaal SF will be
converting their regular scheduled event (10/29 at club 6) into a
earthquake relief benefit event as well. Details available at:
www.dhamaalsf.com
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is dinner on Oct 17th in the Bay area to meet members from the relief agencies working in Pakistan and to strategize with them to
raise funds for the earthquake.

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Sheeza Zuberi



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: california earthquake relief Reply with quote

Hi All

Are there any members from southern california. Trying to get some activity going here

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Danish Saleem



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:50 pm    Post subject: FedEx Shipping Reply with quote

Is it worth the try?

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Mahjabeen Quadri
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sheeza,

I don't think we have a member out in Southern Califorina. If you are interested in volunteering with ADP then let us know. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes so we are always looking for volunteers.

If you are looking for something more local I would recommend volunteering with an local organization. Everyone is short on volunteers and I think that may be your best option at the moment.
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Justin Stone



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheeza,

In addition to Mahjabeen's suggestion, ADP has begun to place outreach coordinators in the different cities where we have a presence. A page with this information will be added to our website today.

If you do volunteer with another organization, please keep us informed here and consider becoming the ADP coordinator for your area. Where are you based? I'm not sure if you are the first ADP volunteer in your area, but there are likely to be others soon. We want to do as much as possible to provide a coordinated response to this disaster.

If you are not already on the ADP network, please go to our website and sign up, so we can keep you informed/involved as our response evolves.

Regards!

Justin
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Justin Stone



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danish,

If I understand the criteria, it looks like the ADP strategy does not have enough form yet. Do you agree? Perhaps we could try this in a week or two, when we have selected an NGO/project. Let me know if I have misundertood the context.

Also, did you get my e-mail regarding help with NGO/project outreach?

~Justin
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