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COVID 19 – BCS CALL FOR DONATIONS

  • April 18, 2020
  • BCS Executive Committee

Shubha Naba Barsha,

Greeting from BCS. We’re all obviously going through trying times owing to the pandemic. We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe.  

People from all over the world have been affected, including India which is so near and dear to our hearts, but our beloved Cleveland sadly has also been hit hard. With many people unfortunately going without meals, and our front-line health workers bravely battling without ample armor, many organizations and individuals have come forward during this catastrophe and have offered their help through charitable donations. Our Bengali Cultural Society, Cleveland, has not been a stranger to such initiatives. Keeping up with the spirit of community, love and support for our fellow neighbors, we the EC 2020 are kicking off a fundraising campaign and we’re kindly requesting your generous participation.
 
100% of all funds we raise will be distributed between the two organizations:

  • Greater Cleveland Area Food Bank
  • University Hospital COVID-19 Relief Fund

Both these organizations have been playing a vital role in serving Clevelanders during this difficult time. Our goal is to raise at least $1000 from our members. 100% of all the funds we raise will be distributed equally between the two organizations. If you have been looking to contribute to a cause but didn’t know where to start, this is your chance to make a difference in whatever capacity you can – no contribution is small – every bit helps so that we can meet and hopefully exceed our goal! Contributions will be accepted from now until May 15th, 2020. You can send in your donations through any of the following means:

  • Check – Please make out to “Bengali Cultural Society” and mail to: 32327 Hamilton Ct., Apt 201, Solon, OH 44139
  • Cash – Can be handed over to any EC member
  • PayPal – Please bear in mind that that BCS gets charged 3.5% so we prefer the first 2 options, however we appreciate the convenience of credit/debit card payment should you wish
  • Bank transfer – Bank transfers can be done from home. If interested in this option, please contact BCS EC 2020 Treasurers for bank details.

In order to encourage donations and to provide much needed additional resources to these organizations, BCS would also like to match your donations up to $1000. We are, therefore proposing that the operating funds of BCS be used to match member donations up to $1000. Due to urgency of the situation, we are soliciting your approval by email. To indicate approval, please reply to this email with a YES response and your name. Much needed BCS funds will be added to the individual donations only if we receive consent from at least two thirds of our members. 

We hope you can help us give back to the City that we’ve called home since our inception. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or queries you might have. Also, another reminder to please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with anything!  

Bhalo thakun!

Thank you,
BCS Executive Committee, 2020