Date: 27th of September 2014
Venue: The Athenaeum Theater
407 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Time: 5-8 pm
This event will be a celebration of the last ten years; recognition of our donors, supporters, partners and volunteers; an affirmation of our commitment to eradicate the suffering of the camp residents; a journey into the past ten years through an inspiring documentary and photos; and some plain old fun through live musical performances and light food.
Please register for the free anniversary event at: https://obattenthanniversary.eventbrite.com.
Please have your tickets available at check in, in either printed or electronic form on the day of the event.
Look forward to seeing you!
Let your qurbani benefit the poor and needy in the camps. Make this Eid a happy one too for the camp residents by sharing your blessings with them.
It is time already for our friends in the camps to be celebrating Eid Ul Udha! Make this Eid a happy one too for the camp residents by sharing your blessings with them. With it, comes the obligation to carry out Udhiyah or Qurbani. OBAT has been involved annually in carrying out Qurbani and distributing the meat in the camps to the unfortunate people, commonly known as stranded Pakistanis / Biharis, who are scattered in different camps throughout Bangladesh. This is the rare time of the year when they have the luxury of receiving and eating meat.
- Goat: $85
- Cow: $476
- Cow Share: $68 (1 cow = 7 shares)
2013 Qurbani Totals:
- Sixty-three (63) cows and One hundred and seventy-two (172) goats were sacrificed.
Eight thousand, seven hundred and eighty-one (8,781) families received the Qurbani meat.
For questions, youc can call us directly at 317-203-0603. Please fill out this Qurbani Form and send it back to us at:
1100 W. 42nd St. Ste 1225A
Indianapolis, IN 46208
2.) OBAT Helpers' Article in Islamic Horizons, "Forgotten but not Forgettable"
3.) OBAT's appearance on Aaj Tv
4.) OBAT Documentary "Journey to Change"
Our mission is to work for the welfare, support and rehabilitation of indigent, stateless and displaced people. The primary focus is to alleviate the suffering of thousands of stateless people stranded in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Our goal is to provide them with better living conditions, education and economic empowerment.
The year 2014 marks the momentous ten year anniversary of the inception of OBAT Helpers. As I take a moment to reflect at the past ten years, I am filled with overwhelming joy and pride. It has been an incredible journey and I am so grateful to be a part of it.This rewarding journey began when I read an article about the plight of the forgotten Urdu speaking community. It left a deep and lasting impact on me. With the support of family and close friends, I collected $1,700 and made plans to go and visit the camps to adopt a needy family.