Yukta Garg Foundation donates $10K - The Centerville Dispatch , Thursday April 5, 2018

Yukta Garg Foundation donates $10K - The Centerville Dispatch, Thursday, April 5, 2018

For Hemant and Arti Garg, it was an easy decision to give back to Washington Township on the night of Monday, April 2.
Their donation of $10000 through their foundation named after their late daughter, Yukta Garg Memorial Foundation, was the latest in a long series of acts meant to show gratitude to the community for its support over the years.
Only a month ago, the Gargs raised $10,000 for the township with their Bollywood Gala and at Monday's Board of Trustees meeting, they delivered a new check for the same amount.
Following a short speech, the Gargs spoke about what it meant to be so connected to the community.
"We got tremendous love and support from the entire community here," said Arti. "Strangers would walk in and just give us a hug. So the kind of love we got, we wanted to give it back to the community. We wanted to remember the community that has stood with us for all time."
As for what the Gargs hope the money goes to, they know that it is somewhat small relative to the cost of projects like the Butterfly Playground (named in honor of Yukta's love of butterflies), which opened in 2013 and cost more than $150,000 total. But they also know that the commitment that helped build the parks and their results are what matter most.
Hemant said, "It's more than monetary, it's more involvement of the community to come together and help out the township in whichever way they can."
As for the Butterfly Playground, Arti expressed great joy in her speech about what the park has become, saying, "It has become a place where relationships are formed, friendships are made and a place where the entire community come together to enjoy."
She closed her speech saying, "At times when our own light goes out, it is rekindled by a spark from another person."