Annual 'Wheels for Women' Cabaret at Ithaca College to Benefit Abuse Victims in India

ITHACA, NY — Wheels For Women — an Ithaca College student organization providing help to victims of domestic violence in India — will present the 4th annual Wheels4Women Benefit Cabaret on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. in Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center.

The cabaret will feature music and poetry performed by students from the senior class in the Department of Theatre Arts. The event will also include a raffle for tickets to the Hangar Theatre, Kitchen Theatre and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a five-show pass to Cinemapolis, and an auction for a homemade pie. A suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students is requested.

Wheels for Women partners with the Sakhi Shelter in Kerala, India, to provide counseling, care and protection to victims of abuse. Residents of the shelter are trained to drive auto rickshaws, a three-wheeled public transportation vehicle, and learn the skills necessary to work towards financial independence.

Money raised from the cabaret, raffle and auction will go towards training and licensing auto rickshaw drivers. Funds from previous cabarets have provided the shelter with an additional rickshaw and trained 13 residents as drivers.

For more information, contact Kathleen Mulligan, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, at kmulligan@ithaca.edu.

Money raised from the 4th annual Wheels4Women Benefit Cabaret will go towards training and licensing auto rickshaw drivers.