Nonprofit founded in 1998 (Seattle chapter)
Seattle Action Center
The premise of CRY is that every child, regardless of birth and circumstances is truly equal. The organization seeks to address the root causes of children’s problems rather than simply their manifestations. The CRY Seattle Action Center is comprised of more than a hundred enthusiastic volunteers, who are mostly professionals at Microsoft, Amazon.com and other organizations based around Seattle.
In 2008-09 CRY Seattle raised over $400,000 through events and fundraisers:
Ina Mina Dika, CRY Seattle’s annual Bollywood concert raised over $20k for its 10th anniversary.
Uphaar, CRY’s annual benefit dinner raised over $150,000 for child rights projects in India and the US.
CRY Idol, a talent competition showcasing Indian singing & dancing, raised over $4000.
CRY Seattle partnered with other action centers of CRY America to organize a tour of Indian rock-fusion band Indian Ocean, raising raise over $10,000.
In 2009, CRY & DREAMS organized “Desi Girl”, a Bollywood-themed dance drama that has helped raise over $15,000.