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1.  November and December Service Projects

Sairam Everyone
Happy Thanksgiving!!
We have couple of service activities listed below

1) We will be having Soup Kitchen service this Saturday 11/25. Requesting sign-ups for food items and helping in serving at the church.

Sign-up link below

2) Blankets distribution in uptown Charlotte if possible this weekend.
Mr. Rev white, who collects sandwiches from our center every Sunday, requested about 50 blankets for distribution in uptown Charlotte. Last week he happened to pass by uptown bus stand area around 5am and saw many people outside in cold weather without proper clothing. He was checking if we could help

Nice quality blanket or comforter costs around 10-15$ in bulk. If each family can sign-up for at least 1 or 2 blankets, I think we should be good in meeting the target. One of us can coordinate and place one single online order or since this being a holiday week, we may be able to find good deals in shops as well.

Also if you have any sparingly used/ almost new kind of thick blankets or comforters we could distribute those as well.
Below is the sign-up link. Since we are going through cold weather, it would be good if we can distribute these quickly

2.  Back to School Supplies Drive – 2017

This seva activity is back to school drive for 34 underprivileged children. We are working with Mr. White to get the items ready and surprise the kids before the start of their school year.

Total # of Sets Required: 34 sets
Items / Set:
School Bags
+Large Erasers
+Glue Sticks
+Pencil Box

Each bags with the supplies costs about $20 .We are looking for volunteers to help us with 1 or 2 bags ( will get the kids involved in the assembly separately).

This is a great opportunity to pool together our resources as one SAI family and reach out to our community to help these kids .

3.  July and August 2017 Service Projects

Sairam Everyone,
Please see upcoming Service Activities listed below:

1. Sat July 15th Second Harvest Food Bank

Volunteers are needed for sorting non-food items donated by Walmart.

Note: We will be participating in this service activity once every month on a Saturday until Dec 2017, except November
Link to sign-up sheet:

2. Sat July 22nd Dilworth Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed for food sign-up and for helping at the church.

Link to sign-up sheet:

Note: Non perishable items in the list can be handed over in the center tomorrow or on next Sunday. You can also request to get the items picked up from your home by emailing, In case you are unable hand them over in person.

4.  Seva Opportunities Jan / Feb 2017
Sairam All,
Hope you are all doing well by Swami’s grace!
Below are few upcoming Seva opportunities, requesting you to sign-up as appropriate
1) Dilworth Soup Kitchen – Next Sat., Jan 28th 
Volunteers are needed for preparing dishes and / or serving lunch at the venue. 
2) Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina- Sat., Feb 4th (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is to feed hungry people by soliciting and distributing food and household items
10 – 15 Volunteers are needed for sorting food and household items donated by stores such as Walmart e.t.c. 
3) Weekly Sandwich preparation
25 Sandwich packs are prepared on a weekly basis and provided to Rev. White for distribution in Charlotte uptown.
As always, thank you for your helpful, generous and loving service!
5.  Tree Planting Seva 2016

We have a Tree Planting Seva on Saturday, Dec 10th 9am – 12pm at the following location.

*Hornets Nest Elementary
6700 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216*

We will be participating with other volunteer groups and planting about 250 trees in the school campus.

Everyone can participate, there is no age restriction for kids. Please register by accessing the above form or using this link

It would be great if we all could join as a big group of at least 15-20 members. Please feel free to invite any of your friends who may be interested.

This is a great Seva opportunity for all of us to give something back to our Mother Nature

For any questions, please email

6.  Seva Opportunities October 2016

Sairam All,
Below are few Seva opportunities for this month, requesting you to sign-up as appropriate

  1. Adopt a Street –  Sat. 10/15 –  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    We are looking for about 10-15 volunteers. Street location and meeting point logistics are noted in the sign-up sheet.
    Sign-up link –
  2. Fall eWaste Recycle drive – 10/16

    If you are looking to recycle any of these items, please bring them to the Center this Sunday, 10/16.

    Cell phones, laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, scanners, data storage devices, keyboards, cords, chargers, cables, CDs, DVDs, batteries e.t.c
  3. Teachers Supply Drive – Greensboro – Sat 10/22

    This seva activity is coordinated by Greensboro Sai Center:

    a) You can sign-up for the items you would like donate and take them with you to the Avatar Day event in Greensboro on Sat. 10/22 or

    b) Bring them to our Center this Sunday (10/16) so that we can collect and send or

    c) You can handover the items to any of our Center members who will be attending the event in Greensboro on 10/22

    Sign-up link link

  4. Dilworth Soup Kitchen – Sat. 10/29
    The next Dilworth Soup kitchen will be held on Saturday, 10/29 (10.30 AM – 1:00 PM). Volunteers are needed for preparing dishes and / or serving lunch at the venue.
    Link to sign-up sheet –

As always, thank you for your helpful, generous and loving service!