August 2019 Vol 2 No. 2

Dear friends and supporters of Sevalaya USA,


Thank you for your ongoing support to Sevalaya USA. We are excited to share that since November 2018, we have supported 361 students at Sevalaya’s Mahakavi Bharathiyar High School. We are on track towards our goal of providing full support to 400 students at the school by October 2019. Your donation is a gift for the future lives of these students.


Currently, there are 2083 students studying at the Mahakavi Bharathiyar School and more than 1000 students were trained in 10 trades at 8 community colleges across Tamil Nadu. Many of the students live in small single room houses with no special facilities for studying. The parents mostly work as daily wage earners and struggle to make ends meet. This year, the school achieved 100% pass rate in X Std. English-medium section and XI and XII Board examinations. Each year sees a steady improvement in the performance of the students.




Donor Visit: Mr. Vijaianand from Texas, who has been a supporter of the school for the last 14 years, has set up 4 endowments and is currently funding 27 kids. On his visit to the campus, he said the following: He supports Sevalaya because he has a direct relationship with the organization and he is confident that his donations go towards supporting the children instead of towards administrative activities.


The school also provides free and nutritious food to all students through the generosity of supporters. In June 2019, Board member Mani Subramaniyan visited the school, the clinic, and the community college. He also participated in the lunch program with the teachers and students.





We are proud to inform you that Indian Medical Association honored V. Muralidharan, the founder of Sevalaya with a Lifetime Achievement Award in July 2019, for his service to the poor.


Sevathon 2019

Sevathon is on September 8, 2019. Please sign up for Sevathon and support Sevalaya USA. You may sign up for a half marathon or Sun Salutations or any race/ activity of your choice. Go to http://iccsevathon.org/ to register. Please REMEMBER to Select "Sevalaya USA" in the menu "Sevathon-2019 Non-Profit partners." After you complete your registration, you should get an email confirmation. Before the event, you will be notified by email about t-shirt/bib distribution for participants and instructions regarding parking and schedule. After you finish your walk, please visit our booth and find out how your support has helped the children of Sevalaya.


Amazon Smile

One easy way to support Sevalaya is to shop on smile.amazon.com. 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 Sevalaya.


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