June 2018

An evening with Gretchen Worth, June 21, 7 PM

2018-06-19T06:22:34+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Colebrookdale Project, Featured News, India Project|

June 21, 7 PM Dryden, NY native Gretchen Worth will share about her work and journeys with the charity and the historic spaces they restore. The event is hosted by the Southworth Library Association, 24 W. Main Street, Dryden, NY 13053-0045. Free! For more information, visit Southworth Library Association online. The mission of Restoration Works [...]

May 2018

July volunteer trip to India on sale: 30% off! Save $885!

2018-05-02T11:01:58+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

For a brief time, we've put the July 2-13, 2018 volunteer trip to the Bichli Haveli Project on sale! Join RWI as we work alongside the Bichli Haveli local preservation crew to restore a 140-year-old haveli (traditional house) in India into a community and heritage resources center as the focal point of a neighborhood renewal [...]

April 2018

Theatre for Social Change: arts-based workshop series on sanitation issues at the Bichli Haveli

2018-04-11T13:34:10+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Join Canadian theatre artist & former Waste Warriors NGO Education Manager, Ankita Kumar-Ratta, for a four-day theatre workshop series on how we can use the arts to promote social change at the community level! We will explore issues of sanitation, pollution & keeping public spaces clean through fun, interactive and hands on theatre activities. DETAILS: [...]

March 2018

Registration open for July, October, and November 2018 trips to India

2018-03-08T12:43:25+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Registration is now open for our next three volunteer tours to the Bichli Haveli Project in India. We invite you to spend your vacation in a meaningful way: experiencing a new place and making friends while contributing to a worthwhile community revitalization project. Trip dates are: July 2-13 (12-day trip) October 21-27 (7-day trip) November [...]

San Francisco Bay Area Meetup

2018-03-05T08:44:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Featured News, India Project, Mongolia Project, Nepal Project, Uncategorized|

What a joy it was to have ALL of our India volunteer alumni, many of the Nepal and Mongolia volunteer alumni, and so many RWI supporters at a get together this weekend in Albany, California. We shared some exciting news (watch this space for an announcement about a new US-based project) and updates from the [...]

February 2018

Bichli Haveli Crew Spotlight

2018-03-08T12:21:26+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

RWI is proud to be partnering with JanDaksha Trust, an Udaipur nonprofit that works with migrant laborers to improve their economic and social security. Through JanDaksha, our crew recently received Labor Department-sanctioned ID cards, which, for some is the only real identification papers they possess. This enables them to receive Workers' Compensation insurance while they [...]

January 2018

New Year’s trip participants return home filled with joy and brilliant memories

2018-03-05T11:06:41+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Restoration Works volunteer groups are sometimes made up of all strangers, while others are comprised of long-time friends. The New Year's trip to the Bichli Haveli Project in Udaipur, India, combined the best of both, with volunteers cementing years-long friendships while forging new ones that will last for many years to come. The volunteers had [...]

November 2017

$4,260 raised for traditional building craft and safety equipment at the Bichli Haveli Project

2018-03-08T12:21:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

Because of your generosity on #GivingTuesday, $4,260 has been raised toward traditional building craft and safety equipment at the Bichli Haveli Project in India. Yesterday was a thrilling day celebrating all that is happening at the Bichli Haveli Project in India. You met - and far exceeded - the goal for #GivingTuesday! We can do [...]

This #GivingTuesday, we’re honoring the crew and traditional building craft at the Bichli Haveli Project in India

2017-11-26T08:29:33+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

#GivingTuesday 2017 On this annual day of giving back, we are inspired by our local crew at the Bichli Haveli Project in India. The majority come from the Udaipur region and especially from the local female laborer population, a highly vulnerable group who normally does not have the opportunity to learn a trade. The Bichli Haveli crew [...]