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Raffle Results : FAHC~Subscribe to Smiles

Your passionate response to the “FAHC-Subscribe to Smiles fund-drive” is clearly indicative that all of us are determined to make a positive difference in the world. By being calmly active and actively calm, the encouragement, confidence and support you showed is heartwarming. It is truly an honor to receive such a response. I believe that we are helping ourselves, for a better tomorrow, by helping our future generations.

My thanks to the fellow bloggers and friends, who believed in this effort and readily donated time and offered amazing prizes:

Vijay K Narayanan, Anjali, Bee&Jai, Manisha, Padmaja, Shilpa, Mythili, Siri, Richa, Madhuli and Maria.

Special thanks to author and chef Suvir Saran and to Shruthi Reddy for their compassion, generous contribution and prize offers. It is a blessing to have such kind-hearted friends. I am also grateful to all who have written about this event and spread the word.

I sincerely thank all individual donors on behalf of fundraising team for the contributions. You are the people who made the goal accomplished. Your encouragement gave the FAHC team a great positive push to keep working continuously towards this mission. Thank you again for your generosity, which will make it possible for many children to have a quality life. You can find more details about the FAHC campaign, and the benefiting children at

For raffle-draw, I had taken the help of my friend’s daughter, three year old Manasa, to randomly pick the winners. For each prize, we have written down all the names and placed the folded paper slips in a jar. A vigorous shake and a pick. One prize at a time, the raffle-draw turned out to be a pleasant affair, all thanks to little cutie pie Manasa.

From Manasa’s hands, here are the raffle results:

FAHC Subscribe to Smiles: Raffle Fund-Drive Results
(Goal= $3,360, Duration= 9 days, Donors= 109, Money Raised = $4,735)
Went to
1. Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts
(14 raffle tickets)
Kala Narayan
2. Supreme Spice Gift Box
(11 raffle tickets)
Priya Ramamurthy
3. Complete Digital Photography (Two copies)
(10 raffle tickets)
Krithika Sukumaran
Padmaja Kochera
4. American Masala (Two Copies)
(15 raffle tickets)
Shruthi Reddy
5. Indian Home Cooking (Two Copies)
(8 raffle tickets)
Archana Bhat
6. Dinner for two at Devi (Two Prizes)
(1 raffle ticket)
7. Children’s Saree Dress (Two Prizes)
(2 raffle tickets)
Megha Abburu
Deepika Gadiparthi
8. Fair-trade Goodies Bag (Two Prizes)
(4 raffle tickets)
Swati Thorat
Ashwini of Food for Thought
9. Mountain Valley~ Oil on Canvas
(7 raffle tickets)
10. Ceramic Vindu Plate
(4 raffle tickets)
Vasantha Vemula (Rohini)
11. 30-Minute Meals
(1 raffle ticket)
Chandana Pandrangi
12. Dark Chocolate Made with Icewine
(3 raffle tickets)
Lee and Friends
13. Cooking at Home with Pedatha
(12 raffle tickets)
14. Dakshin
(2 raffle tickets)
15. Essential Andhra Cookbook
(7 raffle tickets)
Dee and K
16. World Vegetarian
(4 raffle tickets)
Ranjini Rajeevan
17. Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking
(1 raffle ticket)
Spandana and Jagadish
18. The Red Chilli
(1 raffle ticket)
Sreelu of Tasty Travels

All the winners will be notified via Email. The winners have to provide and confirm their shipping addresses. The prize sponsors will then send the gifts directly to the winners. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the prizes to reach you. Thank you.

Questions, concerns? Please contact me at

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  1. Congrats to all the winners!
    Thanks to all the donors!
    Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers and friends who donated prizes!
    And thanks to little Manasa for drawing the names!

    Most of all, thanks to you, Indira, for spearheading this effort and making it a huge success!

    Comment by Manisha — October 25, 2007 @ 12:27 am

  2. Indira –
    This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for all your time.

    Congratulations to all winners:)


    Comment by Mythili — October 25, 2007 @ 1:33 am

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    Pingback by Vindu » Raffle results for FAHC are out!!! — October 25, 2007 @ 1:36 am

  4. Congrats to all winners…and special thanks to India for taking up this.

    Comment by Srivalli — October 25, 2007 @ 1:44 am

  5. Great effort this. Indira, you and the donors deserve a pat on your back for your initiative.

    Comment by shub — October 25, 2007 @ 2:13 am

  6. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Manasa.Thanks to all the generous donors and a very big thank you to you Indira!

    Comment by Madhuli — October 25, 2007 @ 2:23 am

  7. Congrats to all the winners…
    and to everyone who participated in this noble cause!!!

    Comment by Cinnamon — October 25, 2007 @ 2:29 am

  8. i am so glad to know we have exceeded the goal. congrats to all the winners and thanks to FAHC team for making it a huge success.

    Comment by sia — October 25, 2007 @ 3:48 am

  9. and special thanks to Manasa 🙂

    Comment by sia — October 25, 2007 @ 3:50 am

  10. […] To see the winners of the FAHC Raffle draw Check out the results at Mahanandi. […]

    Pingback by Tamarind rice (Pulliogre) and Raffle Prizes « My Foodcourt — October 25, 2007 @ 5:08 am

  11. Congratulations to all!

    Comment by Ashu — October 25, 2007 @ 6:23 am

  12. Lovely Indira, A special and sweet little thanks to baby Manasa. Congratulations to all the winners..:).. though everybody is a WINNER..

    Comment by Siri — October 25, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  13. Congrats to all the winners!!

    Comment by sharmi — October 25, 2007 @ 8:31 am

  14. Congrats to all the winners! A big thank you to everyone involved with the FAHC campaign for making it a huge success!

    Comment by TBC — October 25, 2007 @ 9:58 am

  15. Congratulations to the children who are the true winners here! And to all the winners! It’s wonderful that the goal was exceeded by so much.

    I’m happy to have participated and thrilled that Manasha picked one of our tickets. Our winning ticket for the Chocolates with Icewine was the choice of one of my friends who joined with me in contributing and I know she will be so excited.

    Thank you Indira for organizing this and to everyone who donated prizes.
    Thank you Manasa for picking our ticket!
    And thank you Manisha for telling me about the project and for being such a good friend to all of ujs.

    Comment by Lee — October 25, 2007 @ 10:17 am

  16. thank you, indira, fellow bloggers, suvir, shruti, maria and all those who contributed to this cause. and a special thanks to manasa.

    Comment by bee — October 25, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  17. and also to anjali.

    Comment by bee — October 25, 2007 @ 10:20 am

  18. Hi Indira

    Truly appreciate your and other bloggers efforts for this noble cause. I hope you all soon come up with more plans to help these children and other needy people. God Bless.


    Comment by Priya Ramamurthy — October 25, 2007 @ 10:25 am

  19. This is amazing!!
    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Comment by RP — October 25, 2007 @ 11:27 am

  20. Indira and friends,
    thank you all for the hard work to get the word out, I am so happy for the kids.

    Suvir- I am especially grateful for your contribution as I won it and will be happy to showcase your work on my blog. 🙂

    Comment by archana — October 25, 2007 @ 11:58 am

  21. I am really happy that this event was able to raise more than the targeted amount. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this noble cause.


    Comment by Anjali Damerla — October 25, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

  22. Congrats to Indira and all other bloggers and friends who made this possible. Hooray to the winners!!!

    Comment by Madhuri — October 25, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  23. Good job!

    Comment by Rina — October 25, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  24. What a terrific achievement! A big round of applause to all who participated. Thanks once again, Indira for driving this and making this so successful.

    Comment by RedChillies — October 25, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

  25. Congrats to all the winners !
    Thanks, to Indira and everyone for their donations for making FAHC a success.

    Comment by Madhu — October 25, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  26. hey what a way to go girls!! it was such an effort from everyone especially indira to make it really happen here.
    Great deed!!

    Comment by Padmaja — October 25, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

  27. Great event!!

    Indira & other bloggers, Next time, If you have such event, I will be interested, in contributing a prize item. Kindly let me know.

    Krithika: Thanks for your interest in this event. We are considering organizing the same event next year, again during Sep-Oct. You will be seeing an announcement wth details etc at Mahanandi. I’ll look forward to your contribution then. Thank you.
    – Indira

    Comment by Krithika — October 25, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

  28. Grand Success!!!!!
    Congratulations to all the Winners and organizers!
    Thanks to little manasa for participating 🙂
    You have been the biggest contributor !

    Comment by Chandrarekha — October 25, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

  29. Congrats.

    Comment by Puspha — October 25, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

  30. A job well done!

    Comment by Cynthia — October 26, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

  31. Dear Indira,

    Thank you for all your efforts, and may this be only a drop in the proverbial bucket for the good works of FAHC.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Comment by Linda — October 26, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

  32. Hi Indira

    I’m a regular reader of your blog and like it very much. I’ve come across one of your recipes published in (along with the pictures)by a woman whose id is harimegha. Here’s the link

    Just wanted to let you know, in case that is not you!

    Hi Aruna,
    Thanks for posting about this. This person Harimegha stole the content and republished entire recipe from Mahanandi.
    What a shameless person! I will be contacting her and the admins at Sulekha.
    Thanks Aruna.
    – Indira

    Comment by Aruna — October 28, 2007 @ 4:03 am

  33. Congratulations to all the winners and kudos Indira for organizing this event and all your hard work!

    Comment by mandira — October 29, 2007 @ 11:40 am

  34. Hi Indira, too bad I missed this fundraiser during my disappearance from blogging. I’ll check FAHC out. Its never late for contributing towards a good cause.

    Congrats to all winners, kudos for all participants!!


    Comment by Vani — October 29, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

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