Buffalo for Mexico


Big Thank-you to Himalayan Institute Buffalo and the community in Buffalo, NY who supported VIDA at the Mexican-themed benefit dinner last weekend!

Speak out about the causes that are important to you! Here, Sapna and Kyla share stories.

Special thanks goes to the dynamic Amanda and John and Himalayan Institute Buffalo who sponsored the event, provided the space, food and supplies. They even provided accommodations for the VIDA team. Muchas Gracias!

John, Amanda and Ardis

Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects Manager, Jeff Abella, presented the new VIDA documentary (coming soon to the web).

Jeff addressed the group to talk about the importance of taking action for a worthy cause and the relevance of speaking out about the causes that are important to you. This simple dinner event raised the funds necessary to sponsor 30 people in the VIDA program for a full year!

Diners at the VIDA benefit in Buffalo, NY

The menu for this benefit dinner included fresh guacamole with chips, homemade burritos and a special treat for dessert, Tres Leches Cake. Find these recipes here! 

Guacamole & Chips

Tres Leches cake with fresh strawberries and kiwis

Dave Bauer and his team at Sustainable Earth Solutions also joined the benefit. They provided insight on how their organization has joined the team to support VIDA in Mexico this January.

Dave, Kyla and Bob of SES

Host your own benefit dinner. 

We often hear that many folks want to support our projects but aren’t sure how. Well, why not host a benefit dinner? It is a lovely way to entertain friends, promote a worthy cause, discuss the issues you care about and raise the funds needed to support families in the VIDA program. Give it a try, organize a dinner now!

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