Dear supporters of Sevalaya USA,
Happy New Year! We hope that everyone was able to share the holiday season with family and loved ones. Sevalaya USA is already hard at work for a successful start to the new decade. We start this year with Project Education 2020 where we have committed to supporting 500 students at the Mahakavi Bharathiyar High School. With your support, we feel confident we can achieve our new goal.
In 2018, we had committed to providing full educational support for 400 students studying at the Mahakavi Bharathiyar High School as part of Project Education 2018. Thanks to your support, by the end of the project in October 2019 we have supported 596 students. In addition, we were successful in creating three endowments for a total of $30,000, which helps with the future sustenance of the school.
Board member, Anandi Lakshmikanthan, visited the campus in August 2019 and was able to attend the annual science exhibition. She was impressed and noted “What an amazing effort by teachers and students! The models, posters and presentations addressed the problem of global warming and the need for sustainable growth...The mime performance titled "Say no to plastic" was fantastic. Kudos to the students!” Donor Manickam Dhamodharan visited Sevalaya and “was simply blown away by the passion and dedication shown by everyone there in serving underprivileged. It was a very humbling experience.”
Our donors, Devi and Amudha, visited the Sevalaya campus in December 2019. They met with the head of donor relations, talked to the oldest senior in the senior home, visited the orphanage and community college, and joined the residents for a meal in the dining hall. Devi said that they “were humbled and inspired by the dedication of the staff of the organization. We were literally blown away by the organizations’ extensive activities, dedication of the staff and the beautiful environ.”
In addition, we would also like to thank all our supporters for participating in Sevathon 2019 and for visiting our booth. It was great to meet and connect with our supporters. We had 31 registered participants in the 5K/10K/Half Marathon/Yogathon event. We were one of the winners of Sevathon2019 Spirit Award from ICC Sevathon. In 2019, we also donated blankets, comforters, sheets, and some groceries including coffee and creamer worth $800 to Family
Supportive Housing in San José. Thank you to all the donors who made it possible.
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