On September 18 WBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo will MC the 4th Annual Dream Launcher event to be held at Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton Street) in Chicago to raise money to help stock orphanage libraries around the world with books for kids. The Bookwallah Organization event will also feature art created by orphan children from India.
“This is one of our most important events of the year,” said Bookwallah Founder, Seena Jacob. “We’re excited to show art inspired by the libraries we’ve already built. It really demonstrates the importance of storybooks in healing and inspiring young minds.”
The orphaned children and children with disabilities painted pictures inspired by folktales and their own imagination. In addition to raising money to fund Bookwallah’s ongoing efforts, the Dream Launcher event is a great opportunity to see and collect one of a kind artwork. A percentage of proceeds will also go the child and orphanage for education expenses. The young “outsider” artist paintings will be accompanied by video and/or photograph explaining his or her inspiration for the piece.
Hosted annually by Chicago couple, Chetan and Karin Ghai, Dream Launcher allows for globally minded individuals to get together and help children whose backgrounds include hearing disabilities, brothels, HIV/AIDS, abuse, girl child abandonment, and other traumatic painful incidents. WBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo will MC the Dream Launcher event, which will be held on Thursday, September 18th from 6-9pm at Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton Street) Chicago, Illinois.
About Bookwallah Organization
Bookwallah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that shares the gift of imagination with orphans around the world through the distribution of storybooks and the creation of inspiring libraries. Bookwallah brings hope, happiness and inspiration to children who have experienced hardship early in their lives. Bookwallah believes these children’s lives can be healed and transformed through the power and magic of storybooks. Bookwallah has a simple story that grew from an idea and a passion. Bookwallah was inspired by events in Seena Jacob’s own life where the solace of great books available in United States public libraries helped her get through some hardships. For more information on Bookwallah or any of its programs and services, please visit: www.bookwallah.org or contact Bookwallah at 312.957.8558.