Silk Threads Charity Galas, over the years…

…have raised awareness for multiple charities and raised over $1 Million for various causes. Please see at the bottom for highlights from some of our recent and past Galas.

Watch Our first commercial in 2000 – still amazing after all these years…

A glimpse of our shows…

11th Annual Silk Threads Charity Gala – A Recap…

An Evening of Fun, Food, Fashion and Giving.

Proceeds benefited Chetna, a non-profit focused on domestic violence awareness.

Over 200 guests, models and staff came together on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 to enjoy the Silk Threads 11th Annual Charity Gala – a fun evening at the beautiful Dallas Palms in Carrollton, TX, while supporting Chetna.

The evening started with a VIP Reception in the lovely outdoor garden of the Dallas Palms. The weather cooperated! It was a balmy late Summer evening so that the VIP guests, who were dressed to the nines in their best Indian formal attires, could mingle and enjoy the appetizers from popular restaurants like Red Hot Chili Pepper, Vrindavan and Mai Colachi – and a special surprise presentation of the delectable Indian street food Dahi-Bhalla by Rubani with Jewel Box.

In addition to the passed hors d’oeuvres, 3 different varieties of craft beer were served by servers from The Brass Tap, as well as delectable vodka-based drinks provided by Apex Liquors.

While a selection of music was being played by DJ Masai, Sponsors and some of the guests were interviewed by media and PR agencies.

“Silk Threads has done it again – we love coming to their Galas. They are fun, with a sense of purpose…”

The main hall at The Dallas Palms was then opened for the reserved VIP seating. The hall was tastefully decorated by Jasveen from The Mix, and had various Arabic themed elements and lighting to go with the theme. A central ramp was setup dividing the room, but giving full visibility to all the guests at every table.

The Program was kicked off by MC Monicca Sharma, who invited the Chetna team, headed by Shabnam Modgil to say a few words about the cause. They gave a touching overview of the services provided by Chetna, and why they deserve our support.

The comedian Paul Varghese came next to do his first set, and his comedy routine had the audience in splits.

The first segment of the Silk Threads Fashion Show was kicked off, featuring scintillating outfits from designers Designz by Raga, The Mix by Jasveen, Sunali & Rupali, Reynu Tandon, Archana Kochhar and DL Maya.

Paul Varghese then started his second comedy segment, which gave the models a chance to get ready for the next fashion show segment, which featured designer Charu Parashar, who flew in from New Delhi, India for the show. She showed a wide variety of her new prints – from casual Pret line to formal Bridals.

Ruby Bhandari, CEO of Silk Threads, thanked all the sponsors, after which the guests were invited to a delicious dinner with Indian food from the famous Dallas restaurants, as well as homemade ice cream by Desi Liscous.

The dance floor was then opened and DJ Masai and team made sure all the guests had a great time dancing till it was time to close the venue.

The feedback and accolades received after the event showed that the Silk Threads team had hit its mark – by increasing awareness about domestic violence, raising funds for Chetna and showcasing famous designers – while giving the guests a fun-filled evening.

Please stay tuned for pictures and videos coming soon here, and see you at the next Gala!

Key Partners:

Special Guest: Comedian Paul Varghese

Paul Varghese has been seen on Comedy Central and Showtime. He’s performed at the Just for Laughs festivals in Toronto and Montreal and was the winner of the Laughing Skull and Trial By Laughter competitions.

He’s been the opening act for Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle and the late Joan Rivers. His album “Paul & Oates” is available on iTunes and his latest special “As I was Saying” dropped on YouTube last year, courtesy of Helium Studios.

Music/Lighting sponsor, DJ Masai

DJ Masai first passion is music! He has been involved with the international music scene for over two decades, both in the US and London. He understands the audience and creates the right ambiance. Expect to be swept up in his high-energy set at the Gala.

Decor Partner:

About The Mix: Where creativity meets craftsmanship to transform your event into a work of art. With a passion for design and an eye for detail, we specialize in creating stunning event solutions that reflect your unique style and personality.

Here is a short write-up from Silk Threads Tenth Annual Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dallas in 2019 and watch the 2019 Gala highlights here.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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A Walk Down Memory Lane…

Our first Gala in 2003, Night of the Lotus, benefitting American Cancer Society:

Our 2013 Gala, Art and Couture, with artist Rahul Vyas:

Here is a clip for the 8th Annual Gala, Bollywood to Hollywood, benefitting UTD Asia Center in 2017: A Unique Multicultural Event supporting Arts & Education

Our 9th Gala in 2018:

Here is a short write-up from Silk Threads Tenth Annual Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dallas in 2019 and watch the 2019 Gala highlights here.