Calcutta Kids celebrates its 10th anniversary

BRATTLEBORO — Noah Levinson of Marlboro, who attended Marlboro College, was inspired to provide desperately needed health care to mothers and young children in the slums of Calcutta, India, after spending two summers working with Mother Teresa.

In 2002, Levinson founded Calcutta Kids which, since that time, has had dramatic effects in reducing infant and maternal mortality, improving pregnancy outcomes and reducing malnutrition.

Levinson and his group of community health workers from these slum areas, have been recognized by United Nations agencies as a model for grass roots organizations seeking to reduce human deprivation and empower low income families.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Calcutta Kids, Levinson, his Indian wife Evangeline, and others from Calcutta Kids will be speaking and presenting program information and photographs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Levinson will also lead the Moment for Peace in the same space between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be available. The 10th anniversary celebration and benefit is sponsored by the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative and the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Clergy. For further information, call 802-254-2652.

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