Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2008
Prem Rawat, founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation, donated a number of autographed works of fine original photographic art, which were offered at a fundraiser for the benefit of the Foundation. The proceeds from these pieces exceeded $675,000 and will make it possible for the Foundation to open a new Food for People (FFP) facility in southern India as well as to support its other activities on a continuing basis.
Food for People is an innovative program designed by the Foundation in cooperation with villagers in a remote area of northern India where indigenous people have been caught in a relentless cycle of poverty and malnutrition. When the facility first opened less than two years ago, many adults were too weak from hunger to work, and most of the older children had stopped going to school so they could scavenge for food. For almost two years, the facility has provided over 100,000 free hot meals a year to those in need. Most of the adults have regained their health and returned to work, no longer needing to come for food. The children are back in school, and continue to come for one meal a day, along with a number of elderly and sick people.
This model to help people to get back on their feet over a sustained period of time has been so successful that there has been a request to open more. The proceeds from the donated art will fund the opening of a new FFP facility in the district of Medak, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, before the end of the year.
The Prem Rawat Foundation advances the internationally acclaimed message of peace made available by Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji. In addition, it helps provide the necessities of life, such as nutritious food, clean water, and eye care for people most in need. The Foundation often partners with other humanitarian organizations to offer rapid relief in areas struck by natural disasters.
To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and humanitarian initiatives: http://tprf.org/links.htm
Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation, 310-392-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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