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Support families like Khushi's during Diwali

Shine a light of hope for St. Jude kids by giving Diwali-themed gift boxes to family and friends.

 
 
St. Jude patient Khushi with overlaid gold medallion accent graphic.
 

St. Jude patient Khushi

 
 
 

When is Diwali in 2021?

Nov. 4-8, 2021

  

 
 
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We've partnered with GYFTING to curate gift boxes featuring products from South Asian American-led brands supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.

 
 
 

Khushi, a beautiful little girl who loves crafts and her younger sister, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor at just 6 years old. Learn more about Khushi.

Khushi loved everything. She loved the nurses. She made all the friends. She loved the volunteers. It was blessed. We cannot describe it -- everything she loved. She never had anything to complain of.

-Khushi's mother

 
St. Jude patient Khushi (during treatment) with her family

St. Jude patient Khushi (during treatment) with her family

 
 

Diwali is a time to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, hope over despair. Your support helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

  

Thanks to GYFTING and our partners for helping to open hearts and find creative ways to give back to St. Jude families this Diwali.

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St. Jude patient Khushi with her hand on her cheek.

Meet Khushi

When Khushi complained of stomach pain that wouldn’t go away, her parents became worried. They took her to their local pediatrician several times but couldn’t find an answer. One day Khushi and her dad went back to the doctor, leaving her mom and baby sister at home. This time they got an answer, though not one Khushi’s parents ever imagined hearing: Khushi had a cancerous tumor at just 6 years old.

Her mom said, “I had stayed home... and Khushi and her dad were gone so long, I started to worry. We usually had dinner together, and he told me to go ahead, but I couldn’t. When they said she had cancer, we were shocked. He couldn’t eat, and I couldn’t either.”

Khushi and her family were referred to St. Jude for her treatment and care, which included chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumor, a bone marrow transplant and radiation therapy.

At. St. Jude, the family found comfort and hope — and lots of love.

St. Jude patient Khushi smelling flowers.

“Khushi loved everything,” her mom said. “She loved the nurses. She made all the friends. She loved the volunteers. It was blessed. We cannot describe it — everything she loved. She never had anything to complain of.”

Today, Khushi is 12 years old, cancer-free and healthy. She said, “I feel so thankful for St. Jude saving my life.” Khushi enjoys crafts and loves her baby sister.

AshaPops
Founded by mother and son duo, Asha & Jai bring plant-based superfoods to the U.S. that Asha grew up eating in India, starting with popped water lily seeds.

 

Diaspora Co.
Sana Javeri Kadri founded Diaspora Co. with just one spice — Pragati Turmeric — sourced from an idealistic farm partner, Prabhu Kasaraneni. The big, audacious dream was to grow a radically new, decidedly delicious and truly equitable spice trade and to push a broken system into an equal exchange... and to have fun doing it.

 

Brooklyn Delhi
Delicious condiments and sauces inspired by Indian culinary traditions. The first line of products launched focus on an Indian pantry staple called achaar, sometimes referred to as Indian pickle. Achaar (pronounced ah-char; 'pickled' in Hindi) is a flavor-packed condiment made from vegetables and fruits, aromatic spices and chili peppers - think of it as India’s equivalent to Sriracha but with a more complex flavor and without all the sugar. Add a little bit to whatever you’re eating to give it a spicy, sour, sweet and savory kick!

 

Tea drops
Sashee Chandran started Tea Drops because she was looking for an environmentally friendly, convenient, yet high quality tea experience that simply didn’t exist. By making an assortment of bagless, organic, whole leaf teas, Tea Drops sheds 15% less waste than traditional tea bags. Tea Drops has become a favorite among new and experienced tea drinkers alike, and is proud to support a female forward supply chain as well as fair trade and organic harvesting.

 

Kolkata Chai
Kolkata Chai started with a simple idea: How to extend the authenticity, respect and tradition behind a cup of masala chai? It all starts with the perfect cup. Chai has been repeatedly bastardized and appropriated in the Western world. We’re putting it all on the line to make sure our culture and traditions are represented accurately and honestly.

 

The Imagination Spot
The Imagination Spot is a stationery and gift shop in Goshen, Indiana that specializes in unique greeting cards, stationery, art supplies and gift items. Celebrate the ones you love, spread joy through our whimsical product selection and inspire creativity with arts and crafts. Most stationery items are designed and created by small makers and artists from all over the country including some designed by the founder, Jasmine Wall who is an illustrator and graphic designer.

 

Kulfi Beauty
Kulfi Beauty is a group of South Asians empowering community through representation. Kulfi was created as a celebration of culture and beauty. If you didn’t know, Kulfi is a type of delicious South Asian ice cream. The brand is an ode to the girl growing up in Delhi spending summers eating kulfi and to the woman of beauty today. It's sweet to be Kulfi.

 

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