Service

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1.  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
*https://goo.gl/forms/uGAseU3PhMdWhB072*

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 center.seva@gmail.com

2.  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 – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pMiKhWQIBquiOQ_vEQhIV-dLkqhYEYlRj8VShS1ou1g
     
  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 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19bbad4WpSic1eABVVqC7FHm0Q8qCgDusbuixIx48huc/edit#gid=1139449136

     
  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 – https://drive.google.com/open?id=13zpwxsVxAABQZHYzR7JHZ5_zZprl95Q-7MHEZRBWU9g

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

3.  Seva Opportunities on coming Saturdays – Sept 24th & Oct 1st
We have the below Seva Opportunities on coming Saturdays, Sept 24th & Oct 1st.  Requesting you to sign-up as appropriate.
 
1) Sort and Pack OTC Medication – Sat. Sept 24th 9am-12pm 
 
Location: 4428 Taggart Creek Road Suite 101, Charlotte NC 28208
 
NC MedAssist is looking for volunteers to help unpack, sort, inventory, and repack over the counter medicines to be distributed to the needy.
Note: This is the first time the organization is conducting this volunteer activity on a Saturdays, it has always been on weekdays. 
 
 
 
2) Second Harvest Food Bank – Sat. Oct 1st 9am-12pm
 
Location: 500-B Spratt Street, Charlotte
 
Volunteers are needed to Inspect and Sort Products in warehouse
 
Sign-up link
 
 
As always, thank you for your helpful, generous and loving service!
4.  Dilworth Soup Kitchen Photos
Sairam All,
With your help we were able to serve lunch for about 40-50 guests at Dilworth Soup kitchen on Saturday, 09/10/2016.  Special thanks to all the kids who were able to participate!
 
 

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5.  August – September 2016 Service Projects
1) Project Dressed 2 Learn – 8/27- 8/28
This year, more than 48 public Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will require students to wear uniforms.  
Many children will need help to start school “dressed to learn
If you wish to donate any items, please bring them to the Picnic on Saturday (8/27) or to the Center on Sunday (8/28)
We will be handing over the items to the Crisis Assistance Ministry Organization before 8/31
 
 
2) Dilworth Soup Kitchen – Sat. 9/10
 
Sign-up link
 
As always, thank you for your helpful, generous and loving service!
6.  Seva Opportunities June 2016

Sairam All,

Hope you are all doing well

We have the below Seva Opportunities for the month of June, requesting you to sign-up as appropriate.

1) Dilworth Soup Kitchen – Saturday, July 09th, 2016

Sign-up link – 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QuqlUIC0mMGfnCxsIw738IHQNlupjVfJv7sDCtyswMU

Note:

If you wish to donate any non-perishable items listed in the sign-up sheet such as, sugar, potatoes, cookies, salad dressing, cheese sauce, chips, salsa e.t.c 

you can bring them to the Center this coming Sunday. 

2) Gently used school supplies – To be donated to School Children 

Any gently used stationery items such as books, pens, pencils, markers, tapes, paper, folders e.t.c

Eg: If you have a notebook with only few pages used, you can remove the used pages and donate the notebook. 

Note: 

Few bins will be placed in the Center for the next few weeks for collection. 

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

May Swami continue to shower his blessings on everyone!

Sairam.