Cordially Thanking Everyone for Supporting Bay Area Prabasi & Wish You All A Happy New Year
As 2020 passes us by, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your unwavering support of Bay Area Prabasi. Your generosity has allowed Prabasi to continue to be a pillar of support for families amid an unpredictable and unprecedented year.
Since the pandemic hit, we’ve been able to uplift thousands of families – including essential workers – with cleaning and health & safety supplies, groceries, and help covering rent and other essential bills for students. During this unprecedented year, Prabasi was also able to bring you the joy of annual celebrations like (Durga Puja and Kali puja) through a hybrid model, while ensuring our members’ safety.
We have been a proud recipient of a Certificate of recognition by the State of California for our community work during this difficult time.
We could not do the work we do without you. From our family to yours, thank you. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!
Our Accomplishments – 2020
|Month/Date||Cultural & Events||Philanthropy||Community Connection|
|February 2020||Saraswati Puja Kids & youth initiative LINK to album||LINK||LINK|
|March 2020||In person “Nobo-borsho” celebration postponed due to spread of Pandemic LINK||COVID-19 Response – Set up 24/7 Helpline 1-833-BENGALI – Food & PPE distribution – Overseas visitors health maintenance support LINK||Team Building, Working Committee LINK|
|April 2020||Virtual “Borshoboron” local talents presented ‘prayer & hope’ to uplift the spirit of the community LINK||Wellness calls & help to seniors of BAP ____________________ LINK|
|May 2020||Rabindra-Nazrul Sandhya Virtual showcasing community talents LINK||Amphan relief rations to impacted areas of Hooghly & Sunderbans (West Bengal) LINK||LINK|
|June 2020||GBM (Zoom) Link to 2020 Deck presented in General Body Meeting 2020 & Virtual professional concert||Concert in support of musical accompanists of Bengal impacted due to Covid-Amphan Lopa-Joy LINK||Planning for community connections Story timeDigital PhotographyTheater Workshop|
|July 2020||New Fiscal Year 2020-2021. *Official Board was in place with nine members. *Three Advisors (2 New) *A new budget for a challenging pandemic year.||Amphan care donation to Sunderbans (MUKTI) LINK||Online Storytelling for kids 4 to 7 years of age. Link|
|August 2020||Aksathay Anindya-Upal virtual concert LINK Classically Kaushiki & Madhubanti Virtual concert LINK||Concerts in support of musical accompanists of Bengal impacted due to Covid-Amphan Resources for the Bay Area wildfire was emailed to all members. LINK||Online Photography workshops for young adults & adults. LINK|
|September 2020||Mahalaya LINK __________________ Next Gen celebration Hemanta Mukherjee -Centennial LINK||Planning aid for CA Fire relief started but is unfinished. LINK||Theater workshop for teens. LINK|
|October 2020||HYBRID Durga Pujas In-person OR from safety of your home LINK For members only||Safety First: Durga Puja choice – In person with all safety measures; Fri Oct 23rd LINK For members only||E-Magazine Professional authors of Kolkata ____________________ Pujor Jalsa (Virtual) Sat-Sun Oct. 24-25 LINK For members only|
|November 2020||Virtual Kali Puja LINK||Collaboration w/ Fremont Temple||Virtual concert Shyama Sangeet by Gurjeet|
|December 2020||Canned Food and Non-perishables donation to the ones in need (WIP)|