WORCESTER, MA— We Care Charity, a Salem, NH-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide food and empower children, individuals and families in crisis in New England and beyond, held its third annual fundraiser Dil Se-3, and raised over $10,000 net of all expenses.
WCC Founder and President Shefali Desai Kalyani told INDIA New England News in a written statement that charity’s fundraiser DIL Se-3 was a very well received event.
The event was held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA, on Saturday, Oct. 6th and featured live band by Din Check and dances by Fogana. In laser filled extravaganza, Jolly and Meenakshi from Din Check along with singers from Berklee School of Music provided entertainment to the audience.
We Care Charity also took to the stage to announce its newly constituted Board of Directors, the statement said.
“WCC thanked the past Board of Advisors for bringing forward some of the procedural and financial irregularities to their notice. WCC shared with the attendees the results of past two-months of intense review and corrections,” the statement said. “Sighting examples, WCC refuted some of the baseless allegations and at the same time acknowledged how some very conservative accounting approach lead to reversal of few expenses reimbursed in the past.”
WCC has been mired in accounting irregularities, funds for personal use and discrepancies in tax filings for several years in recent months. Six former members of the non-binding 8-member Board of Advisors resigned and complained to the Internal Revenue Service and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office about the organization’s accounting irregularities.
“To a thunderous applause, WCC Charity conveyed publicly for the first time, that they have completed refiling its Federal tax returns for all years from 2013 to 2017 and have proactively submitted a copy to the office of NH Attorney General for their review,” the statement said. “Going into this event, we were quite prepared not to reach financial success of past years. Warmth, enthusiasm and understanding from our supporters and well-wishers was the primary goal for this event. By that measure the event was highly successful. Financially too, We Care Charity raised over $10,000 net of all expenses.
In 2016, the organization had raised $52,489 at Dil Se-1 fundraiser.
WCC thanked its donors and supporters for the faith they have shown and promised to keep working tirelessly to meet their expectations and remain fully compliant with laws of the land.