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About Our Auction
The Taraloka Foundation creates opportunities for Himalayan girls by providing education, healthcare, and a safe refuge. We strive to do the best we can for a small group of girls in the Himalayan region of Sikkim. We rescue girls from difficult circumstances and support all of their needs until they graduate from college. As soon as one of our girls enters college, we have room to bring another girl into the Sikkim Happiness Home, their safe refuge. Many have lost their parents and have no safety net. Some of our girls have a parent or a relative, but for a variety of reasons they need the safe refuge of the Sikkim Happiness Home. Regardless of the circumstance, our girls enjoy a life together as sisters. We help them cross over from a life of suffering to a life full of joy and potential. Matt and Tim Williams decided that after their father passed away, they began the mammoth task of cleaning out the home their parents lived in for over fifty years. One room was particularly full - their mother, Martha Williams' art studio. While they always knew she was talented and creative, they were surprised by the volume of her work. What should they do with all these wonderful paintings? Putting them in an estate sale did not seem appropriate. While they would love to ask her, she struggles with Alzheimers making this difficult. After consultation with friends and family, they decided that her wish would be for relatives, friends, and fellow artists to have her artwork while also supporting the work of the Taraloka Foundation. She sponsored Pema (one of the Taraloka girls) for years, and she believed in the mission that both Matt and Tim work to achieve in India. So we are creating an online auction of Martha's paintings, with 100% of the funds going to The Taraloka Foundation. We are requesting that all payments be made by check. This will allow 100% of the fund to go to the Taraloka Foundation. If you do need to pay by credit card, please go to the Taraloka Foundation website and make a donation in the amount of your winning bid. Send checks to Taraloka Foundation, 705 Northern Ave, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.
About The Taraloka Foundation
The Taraloka Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating opportunities for Himalayan girls by providing education, healthcare, and a safe refuge.