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Join SAHARA's 27th Annual Fundraising Gala, Glamour and Gold


A Glamorous, Inspirational Evening to Support Victims of Abuse in the South Asian Community

ARTESIA, Calif. (PRWEB) August 21, 2018

The South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA) announced it will be holding it's 27th Annual Gala at the Hilton Long Beach located at 701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831 on September 15, 2018, 6pm. The Gala will bring a glamorous evening filled with comedy, special performances, and inspirational stories, while offering opportunities to aid victims of abuse in the South Asian Community, one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country.

"Every year, the gala is an amazing opportunity for the South Asian Community to come together, enjoy a fun-filled evening, and be able to give back to those who we support", said Executive Director, Marilyn Neece. "For 27 years, we have been able to provide support to victims of abuse, the elderly, our youth, and the entire South Asian Community from the funds we receive through our yearly gala. It truly is an inspirational event."

The 27th Annual Gala will feature comedian, Rajiv Setyal as its emcee. Having opened for comedian Dave Chapelle and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajiv will be sure to bring an evening filled with non-stop laughs and entertainment. The evening will start with a social cocktail hour and silent auction, where attendees can bid on an array of special packages and unique items with all proceeds going to support SAHARA's life-changing programs. Immediately following will be a gourmet dinner presented with live entertainment and a panel of inspirational speakers.

To register to attend and learn more about SAHARA's 27th Annual Gala please visit


The South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA) serves survivors of all forms of abuse in the South Asian community by providing them with culturally-sensitive and linguistically-specific services. SAHARA, meaning "support" in Hindi, was established in 1991 to meet the underserved needs of the South Asian community in Southern California.

Over the last 27 years, guided by the philosophy that services should be offered in a culturally sensitive environment where individuals feel a sense of safety, connectedness, respect, and dignity, SAHARA has expanded its programs to include a robust menu of services focused on improving the quality of life of individuals seeking support. Confidential and personalized professional services are available at the main office in Artesia, California, as well as at our satellite office in Orange County. A dynamic team of board members, staff, volunteers, and generous supporters collaborate to ensure that the South Asian community has access to high quality and comprehensive programs. To learn more, please visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SAHARAorg.

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