Dear Friends,
Yes, the BADAM-NI-BOI fundraiser is back! (See attached document on ingredients.  Each BOI consists of: crushed Almonds, sugar, flavorings, such as rosewater, corn syrup and only 2 tbsp of milk).
The BOIs are $32 for a Pair, or $18 for 1 BOI
(See more details on Shipping below, if you want them mailed to someone.  I can get them all shipped to me and hand them over to you as I do every year, I will not charge you shipping if they are all coming to my place, unless, you are having it mailed to a friend/relative outside of Boston)
As most of you know, for last many years I have been helping my sister, Bakhtavar Desai, President ZAKOI (Zoroastrian Association of KY, OH, & IN), in her annual fund raiser for building a Community Zarthusti Center for the Tri-State area. 
For those of you who don’t know what BOI means, it is a type of fish. A ‘Fish’ is known to be a symbol of Happiness, Prosperity & Abundance in the Zoroastrian culture(see attached flyer).  This crushed Almond dessert is made in the shape of the BOI fish.
In case you enjoy eating this BADAM-NI-BOI (or are simply interested in helping this fund raiser), please order generously and let me know how many BADAM-NI-BOIs you would like to order at your earliest, but no later than February 15, 2017.  
Please note that this is not just an ordinary sale of sweets but a Fund Raiser for a great cause. See complete pricing below.  After deducting the actual cost of making/mailing the BOIs, the profit from this sale will go to the “ZAKOI Center/Darbe-Meher Fund”.  It is with the help of big and small fundraisers like these and the grace of some dedicated donors that they are succeeding in raising funds each year and steadily progressing towards their goal to have a small place of worship & community’s social events for the ZAKOI  community someday.
Also, just so that people can save on shipping, if you are planning on attending the Zagba Navroz/Norooz Function on March 25th, I can bring your orders there, or hand it to you at your convenience.  If I meet you before (at religion class or anywhere else), I can give it to you then. Please let me know soon if you are interested and how many you would like to order. 
The BOIs are $32 for a Pair, or $18 for 1 BOI
Deadline to order is Feb 15th, 2017
If you want to send this as a Gift to someone(makes a great party favor also), that can be arranged too, with your own personal message.
The approximate S & H rates for the BOIs through USPS will be:
$8 for 1 BOI (Small Flat Rate Box) 
$15 for 2-8 BOIs(Medium Flat Rate Box),  
$18 for 9-20 BOIs (Large Flat Rate Box)
Thank you very much!
Cell: (781)-858-1168


Orders for other Zoroastrian Associations outside Boston’s ZAGBA

Dear Friends,
I have been doing this fundraiser for years at this time of the year to raise funds for our community’s dream project – our future ZAKOI Worship Center. The Badam ni Bois are made for us by no other than our very own Roshan Rivetna (one of our most prominent Zoroastrians in NA, and a wonderful person) who has continuously inspired us to pursue this dream. This fundraiser would not be possible without Roshan’s help, for which my community and myself are deeply grateful.
Our Zoroastrian Association of KY, OH, & IN (ZAKOI) consists of approximately a population of about 150 Zoroastrians in the tri-state region of KY-OH-IN, but we are a close knit and very active group that tries its best to meet the religious and cultural needs of all our people, youngest to the oldest, though celebrations, jasans, muktad prayers, religion classes & camps, and lots of social gatherings.
I choose to do this fundraiser at this time of the year – around the auspicious occasion of Norooz (Navroze) coming up in March, because the ‘Fish’ is a symbol of Happiness, Prosperity & Abundance in the Zoroastrian culture, and is often used to give as a gift among friends and family on many good occasions. Please see the attached note on the badam ni Boi for its symbolism, ingredients, storage instructions etc.
The Badam ni Boi (a sweet pastry made with crushed almonds and flavorings), is a great addition to your Norooz Table and a yummy treat for your family and friends. You can order it for yourself or for sending it to your friends around the country. We will pack and ship it to your friends/family with a personalized note from you. All the profits raised from the sale of these Bois will go to our ZAKOI Center Fund. This fund has been established and is continuously being raised to enable our community to have our own Worship Center someday. We have raised over $80,000 in the last eight years through our fundraising efforts, and this Badam ni Boi fundraiser contributes greatly to our Center Fund every year. We are deeply grateful to all our fellow Zoroastrians who support this cause year after year by buying our Bois. Thank you most sincerely!
The Bois are $32 for a Pair, or $18 for 1 Boi

The S & H rates for the Bois through USPS will be
$8 for 1 Boi (Small Flat Rate Box)
$15 for 2 – 8 Bois (Medium Flat Rate Box),
$18 for 9 – 20 Bois (Large Flat Rate Box)

Please place your orders by mid February, if you would like to purchase the Badam ni Bois and help our community with this great cause. If you are not interested in buying the Bois but still want to help with our fundraiser, we will gratefully accept your tax-deductible donation check made to the ZAKOI Center Fund, and mailed to Bakhtavar Desai, 6383 Jamesfield Ct., Fairfield, OH 45014. A receipt with our Tax ID number will be mailed to you upon receipt of our donation.

Looking forward to receiving your orders and your help with spreading the word about our ZAKOI Worship Center fundraising, and thanking you in anticipation!
With Best Wishes on behalf of our ZAKOI Community,

Bakhtavar Desai
Zoroastrian Association of KY, OH, & IN (ZAKOI)
Email bfdesai@aol.com

513-560-0581 (cell)




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