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Sankara Nethralaya Seattle Chapter raises 25K with Microsoft Give

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SN Team with Tournament winners

Sankara Nethralaya has Four-star rating by charity navigator on the transparency of funds donated by donors and utilized towards a great cause.

During the Month of October Microsoft celebrates Giving Campaign. In this noble cause almost all the employees of Microsoft donate in various ways to support 1000’s of non-profit organizations across the globe. Giving Campaign is done across all parts of the globe and their respective possible ways. Microsoft matches 100% of the donation and also volunteer hours during this month to promote philanthropy across the organization.


This Year Sankara Nethrayala debuted as a part of this festival of giving. Volunteers inside and outside Microsoft came together in this noble cause to generate donations through a Poker Event conducted across this month. With Microsoft Matching and volunteer hours from the Microsoft Full-timers the event was able to Generate close to 25K which will in turn lead to close to 380 surgeries for patients with curable blindness.
Sankara Nethralaya Seattle-Washington trustees Vishwanath Manchikalapati & JayaKiran Pagadala ex-Microsoft employees joined hands with Soma Jagadeesh, Madhu Babu Mallidi (Current Volunteers) and other volunteers to successfully conduct this Event. Bala Reddy Indurti (President) flew in from Atlanta to grace this event and support in all possible ways.
During the Event Bala Reddy Indurti spoke about the organization and it’s current programs and achievements and future plans too. Every achievement and plan was applauded by all the participants.

SN Poker event in Microsoft Campus

Bala Indurti thanked President emeritus Acharyaji, Vice President Moorthy Rekapalli, Trustee Srini Vangimalla, Rajesh Tadikamalla, Parthu & Sreekanth for their unconditional support to make the program a grand success.

Sankara Nethralaya wants to take this opportunity to Thanks Microsoft and all the individuals who came together to make this as great success. We are indebted to every individual who donated generously and came forward to be a part of this first event in Seattle. Sankara Nethralaya will continue to grow it’s presence in NW with various other activities.

Sankara Nethralaya (SN) is a not-for-profit missionary institution for ophthalmic care (i.e., an eye hospital) headquartered in Chennai, India. In “Sankara Nethralaya” Sankara is a reference to Adi Shankaracharya and Nethralaya means “The Temple of the Eye”. Sankara Nethralaya receives patients from India and abroad.

It’s never too late to make a difference, so please continue supporting us for a great cause in eradication of Curable blindness and bring vision to all for seeing the colorful world created by mother nature.


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