The Arya Foundation is a strong believer in promoting important values in all the children we help. By teaching them a trade, we are making it easier for them to have jobs in the future and improving their motor functions. All of the jewelry made are individually handcrafted by children with special needs with the help of volunteers. We use Swarovski beads and stones, creating unique colors and shapes that make each piece stand out. 100% of all proceeds go back to The Arya Foundation and as we are completely volunteer-run, over 90% of all individual donations go directly to providing need-based adaptive equipment to children with special needs in St. Louis. Get your chance to support us at various Craft Fairs in November and December!
Disability Awareness Convention 2020
The Arya Foundation is hosting its second annual Disability Awareness Convention on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Meet several people with special needs who are turning challenges into opportunities. There are various sessions, vendors, performances, and events to learn about what our community has to offer. Admission is FREE. Learn more by clicking the button below!
Costume Masquerade Ball 2020
The Arya Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Fundraiser, the Costume Masquerade Ball, on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Purser Center, Logan University. Kids, wear your costumes and win some amazing prices in our Costume Contest. Adults, put on a mask and create an air of mystery while we celebrate the growth of The Arya Foundation and the kids we are helping. With food, drinks, handmade jewelry, and more, stay tuned for an event you are not going to want to miss!
The Summer to Remember Ball 2019
The Arya Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Fundraiser, The Summer to Remember Ball, on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Located in the beautiful Purser Center of Logan University, many came to celebrate our accomplishments. We had a great guest speaker who moved us, a wide range of jewelry made by children with special needs and volunteers, and a dance party that put everyone on their feet. Check out the photos we have courtesy of photographer Swapnil Junjare.
Disability Awareness Convention 2019
The Arya Foundation hosted its first ever Disability Awareness Convention on February 16, 2019. With over 18 vendors and 20 organizations at the free event, it was extremely successful. There were various panels to learn about services provided in St. Louis as well as many performances from groups with special needs. We even had several families The Arya Foundation has helped presenting on their experiences with a child with different abilities. Check out the amazing photos we have of the event courtesy of Photographer Swapnil Junjare.
Golden Gala 2018
The Arya Foundation had its 4th annual fundraiser, The Golden Gala, on February 17, 2018. We had over 150 people at the event who enjoyed it thoroughly. From walking the red carpet to get their photo taken to a full-service dinner as well as several performances from organizations around St. Louis, this event was a huge accomplishment to The Arya Foundation and the community as a whole. Check out some photos from what was a night that cannot be forgotten.