GOPIO raises $5,000 for Building One Community for new immigrants

GOPIO-CT Chapter officials presenting a check to Stamford based Building One Community. From l. to r. GOPIO-CT Executive VP Prasad Chintalapudi, Trustee Joe Simon, B1C Executive Director Dr. Anka Badurina, Trustee and Comptroller Dr. Thomas Abraham and Board members Srinivas Akarapu and Rajneesh Misra
GOPIO-CT Chapter officials presenting a check to Stamford based Building One Community. From l. to r. GOPIO-CT Executive VP Prasad Chintalapudi, Trustee Joe Simon, B1C Executive Director Dr. Anka Badurina, Trustee and Comptroller Dr. Thomas Abraham and Board members Srinivas Akarapu and Rajneesh Misra

Indian community organization aims to help local communities hit hard by covid pandemic.

Global Organization of People of Indian Origin-Connecticut Chapter (GOPIO-CT) has  given Stamford-based Building One community (B1C) $5,000 for its mission to help in integration of new immigrants and their families.

A check for $5,000 was presented to B1C’s Executive Director Dr. Anka Badurina towards their service activities to new immigrants by GOPIO-CT officials on Jan. 8, according to a GOPIO release.

The Stamford based community service organization officials also discussed other ways to help B1C from Indian American community volunteers as mentors and as computer/ IT technical experts.

“We, in GOPIO, promote all our chapters to contribute to the local communities and as a financially successful group in America, we owe to the society especially when the pandemic has hard hit the lower income communities,” said Dr. Thomas Abraham, GOPIO-CT Trustee and Chairman of GOPIO International.

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GOPIO raises funds at its annual Holiday Party every year for a charity which provides services to the local community.  This year’s Holiday Party with a musical evening was held virtually due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Since 2016, GOPIO-CT had supported Women’s Mentoring Network, Future 5, Teach for America and Children’s Learning Center of Fairfield from it Holiday Party Fundraiser.

Over the last 14 years, GOPIO-CT has become an active and dynamic organization hosting interactive sessions with policy makers and academicians, community events, youth mentoring and networking workshops, and working with other area organizations to help create a better future, the release said.

GOPIO said it serves as a non-partisan, secular, civic and community service organization – promoting awareness of Indian culture, customs and contributions of PIOs through community programs, forums, events and youth activities as well as promoting involvement and supporting local charitable organizations.

It seeks to strengthen partnerships and create an ongoing dialogue with local communities, the community organization said.

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