Events & Projects

Humanitarian Projects

2018 Project

Stabilization Treatment Housing and Emergency Intake Wing

This rehabilitation project is designed to provide care, treatment and restoration of young girls rescued from human trafficking/sex slavery, which is a national epidemic with Michigan being one of the leading State. The new trauma center at Vista Maria (Dearborn Heights, MI) is slated to open in 2020 and will provide adolescent female survivors of human trafficking with care, support and education so that they can overcome their traumatic past.

We need your support to provide a safe haven to these innocent victims. Please donate online at: or mail your checks payable to Abhi Shah Foundation to:  P.O. Box 7192, Novi, MI 48376

2017 Project

ASF Home for Foster Children

ASF’s “dream project” came to fruition on Thanksgiving Day (November 23rd).  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly renovated foster home/cottage at Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS) was attended by over 200 friends, family and supporters.

“ASF Cottage” is now officially open to accept 10 addtional foster children who will call MCHS their home.  Previously, MCHS was housing 50 boys who are survivors of child abuse and neglect.  With financial support from ASF, MCHS will now be able to house 60 boys and provide support to overcome their past and enjoy a brighter future.

With generous donations from you, we are able to provide love, care and happiness to these children each and every year.  Thank you for your trust and support to ASF.  The event pictures can be found here:  ASF MCHS Project Pictures


Upcoming Events

2nd Annual ASF Night at Little Caesars Arena

After overwhelming success in 2017, we have again partnered with the Detroit Pistons for an exciting game of basketball on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:00pm against the Houston Rockets. Tickets can be purchased at:

Come celebrate the life of Abhi! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ASF.


Past Events

ASF Charity Raas & Garba

ASF is grateful to 450 supporters for participating in Charity Raas & Garba – a fundraising event held on October 20, 2018 at The Hindu Temple Banquet Hall in Canton, MI. Without your support and contribution, it would be impossible to host an event of this magnitude. We are deeply indebted to over 50 volunteers for their time and expertise in all aspects of the event including ticket sales, decorations, delicious dinner, masala tea, food, refreshments, live music (by SAPTAK Group) and many more daunting tasks. Pictures of this event can be found here:

2nd Annual ASF Charity Comedy Show

On August 24, 2018, ASF hosted a Charity Comedy Show in Chicago to raise funds for victims of human trafficking. This show was attended by 80 ASF supporters and 100% of the proceeds benefited the foundation.  We are grateful to all the attendees for their continued support.

ASF Volunteer Event at MCHS

ASF hosted Fun-In-The-Sun / Sports Day for over 50 foster boys at Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS) on June 24th.  The event included games, water slides, kite flying, delicious lunch and desserts.  Thank you to our 15+ volunteers for taking time out of your busy schedules to bring smiles of these kids’ faces.

ASF Walkathon 2018

ASF’s 2nd Annual Walk for Kids – 5K Walkathon was held on May 20th at Shiawassee Park in Farmington, Michigan.  The event was attended by 475 supporters.  We are thankful to our 40+ volunteers, corporate sponsors, and local cultural, religious and business organizations for supporting this humanitarian endeavor.  With your support we will continue our mission to enrich lives of foster children in southeast Michigan and bring smiles on their faces.  Thank you again for your trust and support.  Walkathon details and pictures can be found here:

ASF Fundraiser at Michigan State University

 ASF is thankful to Coalition of Indian Undergraduate Students (CIUS) of Michigan State University (MSU) for donating all the funds collected during the “Satrang 2018 – Rangeela” – a popular annual cultural program held at the Wharton Center in East Lansing on April 14, 2018. ASF was picked as the charity of choice second year in row.  MSU is Abhi’s alma mater and has been a great supporter of ASF.

ASF Activity Day at Vista Maria

On April 8, 2018, Novel Tea Book Club members along with ASF volunteers hosted arts, crafts and music event at Vista Maria. The event was attended by 40 foster girls and included decorating book bag/tote and Zumba dance taught by Gail Spillard, a professional fitness trainer & dance instructor.  Each kid was gifted a reading book and the event concluded with delicious dinner comprising of pizza, salad, fruit juice and chocolate brownies.

 ASF Celebrates Christmas at Vista Maria

ASF visited Vista Maria on December 17th to spread holiday cheer and celebrate Christmas with foster girls. The event included Christmas carols by 18 students of Jen’s Flute Studio in Troy. We are grateful to Ms. Jennifer for presenting such a wonderful musical program. Our team of 20 volunteers served hot cider, donuts and Jimmy Johns sandwiches to over 75 foster girls, who were entertained by various craft activities including making snowman with cotton balls, painting Xmas ornaments and decorating holiday cookies. Each foster kid received a winter beanie hat as a Christmas gift.

ASF Night at Little Caesars Arena

ASF partnered with the Detroit Pistons for an exciting night of Basketball at the new Little Caesars Arena on Nov. 20th.  ASF team was invited  on the basketball court to promote our organization and to make appeal for donation.  This event was attended by about 55 ASF supporters who enjoyed an evening of great basketball between Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers.  If you missed the event this year, there will be another opportunity to enjoy the Pistons game during next season.

ASF Walkathon 2017

ASF hosted its very first Walk for Kids – 5K Walkathon on September 17th.  A huge shout out to our 400 supporters for participating in this event.  ASF received IRS 501(C)3 tax-exempt status in January 2017.  With your trust and encouragement, we have made significant strides in enriching lives of over 200 foster children in southeast Michigan.  Looking forward for your support as we march full speed ahead with this humanitarian endeavor.  Thank you again for attending the walkathon.  Walkathon pictures can be found here:

ASF 2017 Walkathon Pictures
ASF 2017 Walkathon Pictures – 2

ASF Charity Comedy Show

On August 4th, ASF hosted a Charity Comedy Show in Chicago to raise funds for foster children. This show was a huge success with over 100 supporters in attendance. ASF intends to continue this type of fundraising events in Chicago every year.

ASF Fun-In-The-Sun / Sports Day

ASF hosted “Fun-In-The-Sun / Sports Day” for over 100 foster children at Methodist Children’s Home Society on August 12th and Vista Maria on August 13th.  We are thankful to our 52 volunteers who made these events successful.  At these events, we played games, cooked barbeque lunch and presented a gift to all the foster kids.

ASF Basketball Tournament

ASF is thankful to Coalition of Indian Undergraduate Students (CIUS) & Sigma Beta Rho of Michigan State University (MSU) for hosting “The Abhi Shah Basketball Tournament” on August 19thThis event was held at Novi Middle School and over 70 kids participated in the tournament.