“Lucky Girls” Production Team Launches Campaign to Help Orphanage

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The Lucky Girls Movie production team launched “4,000 Raindrops” campaign to raise $4,000 in 40 days commenced on March 7, 2011. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of a water well for the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Girl’s Orphanage in Bakeswar, India. The campaign will utilize of the Lucky Girls movie, a short documentary on the orphanage and social media outlets as tools for young adults and youth to fundraise.

“This campaign will be the first drop of inspiration to encourage Greek-American and Orthodox youth and young adults to take everyday activities and ask themselves, ‘how can I make this into something that can help others?’ ”–Christiana Thanos (Creator and Producer of The Lucky Girls Movie)

Theotokos Greek Orthodox Girl’s Orphanage in Bakeswar, a village located outside of Calcutta, was started in 1999 by the current Bishop of Madagascar, Ignatios and Sister Nectaria Paradisi, the orphanage’s current director. The orphanage provides food, shelter, love and education for over 100 Indian girls. In the past year, it has adopted twenty‐eight girls, sent four to college and opened a boy’s orphanage.

In addition to building a water well for the orphanage, the campaign’s purpose is to garner widespread support to fundraise for the orphanage in small, affordable amounts towards a tangible cause. The Lucky Girls production team will utilize social networking by tweets and facebook posts sharing information on all the individuals and communities involved. The goal is to create an online platform for a community dedicated to social change. The campaign targets families who will participate in this campaign as an opportunity to educate their children on poverty, as it exists today in developing countries and respond in ways that can alleviate these challenging conditions. The campaign also seeks to gain involvement of young adults by providing them with innovative programs that can be easily shared through their social networking tools.

Such a program will allow youths the opportunity to raise funds in honor of their birthday by asking friends and family to donate to the orphanage in lieu of a birthday gift. Additionally, the campaign hopes to include business communities by offering restaurants and businesses an option to market a product or service by giving a percentage of their sales to the orphanage. Another option to help raise awareness and funds for the “4,000 Raindrops” campaign is to host a benefit screening of Lucky Girls Movie in your home, church, university or school! Contact us so that we may provide you tools to make it successful and fun!