Actress Elli Avram, fresh from the success of Abbas Mastan’s film ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ celebrated Christmas with children from Smile Foundation at Gaylord’s Bake Shop joining the popular heritage restaurant in treating them to a range of delicious goodies while drawing attention to the immense need for increasing support and awareness on the issue of education of the girl child. The event was an initiative with the Smile Foundation with the intention of helping raise awareness about the importance of educating the girl child and the need of education in every child’s life to help eradicate poverty, ignorance and prejudice.
The Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 300,000 children and their families every year, through 158 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment in more than 700 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India. Children, their families and the community become the target group for Smile Foundation's activities as child education cannot be done in isolation and nothing else but education for children can bring long lasting change in society.
Gaylord, established in 1956, a historic destination in itself is a melting pot of various ethnic cuisines. A culinary pit-stop in the heart of South Mumbai, where one can indulge in the delicately prepared North Indian, Mughlai & Continental fare created for the Maharajas and Nawabs.
Gaylord’s, Bake Shop, enchants its visitors with its European bistro charm. For the festive season the bakeshop has a special Christmas menu that includes a delicious array of food such as the X’Mas Medley, Chicken Marina, Baked Aubergine and a variety of hors d’oeuvres, which were on the buffet for the children. In addition, Elli also gifted each child a special souvenir from Sweden which depicted the various celebrations of the country and spent time interacting with the kids.
Speaking at the event Elli said, “Christmas to me is a time for giving and to remember to be grateful for everything you have in life, especially if you have had the privilege of receiving an education. I support the great work that Smile Foundation is doing, especially with respect to the education of the girl child. Christmas is a time for celebration and giving and it is great if we can all open our hearts and support this much needed cause.”
“We at Gaylord support the cause of education of the underprivileged girl child and are happy to host this event and support Elli in bringing Christmas cheer to the children at Smile.” Said Noel D’Souza, General Manager, Gaylord, Mumbai.