aug 2022, Vol. 5, No.2

Dear supporters of Sevalaya USA,


As we celebrate five years of Sevalaya USA we want to thank our supporters and volunteers for our continued success. We cannot sustain this amazing work without your generous

contributions and the work of our volunteers who have helped us with legal advice, coding,

fundraising, website redesign, administrative work, etc. Thank you!


Upcoming fundraisers include:

1. Sevathon 2022 Aug 28, at Vasona Park, Los Gatos Run/Walk/do Yoga/Dance: 

Please register at http://konnectme.org/event/join/3451499/?ref=3266697  and make sure

"Sevalaya US" is selected in the "Sevathon-2022 Non-profit partners" drop-down

menu.

2. RunWalkForSeva 2022 - Sevalaya USA's Virtual Run/Walk from August 26,2022 - September 05, 2022. Please register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Cupertino/RunWalkForSeva.

 

Since January 2022, Sevalaya USA’s Project Education has supported the education of 354

students at the Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School. Food endowments have been set up to sponsor free breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the students and seniors. We are proud to announce that all 147 XII STD students at Sevalaya's Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School passed their final exams. Best wishes to all of them in their future endeavors.

A generous donation of $4000 ensured that students were provided regular training in various sports on campus. These funds were also used to support students participating in tournaments. 97 boys and 72 girls participated in the sports camp offered at school in May. The girls’ basketball team won 2nd place in Thiruvallur district basketball championship. Congratulations to the team!


Our longtime supporter Vijaianand from Texas raised $5300 to support the education of 25

students in Sevalaya for a year. He has also set up 11 education endowments to provide sustained support for Project Education.

 

Many thanks to Hindu Cultural and Community Center for a grant awarded in March 2022 and for their continued support.


Here are some additional updates:

Sevalaya Chennai has been offering various health care services to the tribal communities at Samaritan Hospital in Gudalur, Nilgiris District thanks to our donor Arjun Vijayakumar.



Board Member Anandi Lakshmikanthan visited the Sevalaya Campus in Kasuva and met with Sevalaya founder Mr. Muralidharan, staff members and teachers of Sevalaya. She also visited the Pattinapakkam Community Center, a tsunami-affected area of Chennai, where fishermen and their families live. With a very generous donation from a donor in 2021, a corpus fund has been set up to support the operating expenses of the center.




At this community center, we support various classes for children. Participation is open to both boys and girls- computer (16 attendees), karate (30 participants) and tuition classes (25 attendees). There are also classes for adults, especially tailoring classes for women with 25 participants.

We also want to showcase the progress of the construction of the senior home in Zamin Endathur.

We need your support to continue our work. One easy way to support Sevalaya is to shop on smile.amazon.com. It is the same Amazon you use, and the products and services are the same. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Sevalaya USA from the charity list. Whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.


We are also looking for volunteers to join our team. For additional information, please visit us online at sevalaya.us and facebook.com/SevalayaUSA.


Sincerely,

Sevalaya Team